Benefit raise, tax cuts for poorest and hikes for wealthy in new Greens policy – Stuff

Benefit raise, tax cuts for poorest and hikes for wealthy in new Greens policy – Stuff

Benefit sanctions will be lifted, the poorest taxed less and the richest more, while a Green Party in Government would also seek to raise all benefits by 20 per cent.

In a bold new policy launch, Greens co-leader Metiria Turei has also revealed she lied to her case workers when she was a solo mum, studying a law degree, while collecting the Domestic Purposes Benefit.

Speaking to a fervent core base of party faithful, Turei told the conference of her parents’ struggle to find work and her own battle as a mum on the DPB, lying to the state about how many people were living in her house.

By Stuff

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/94777073/Benefit-raise-tax-cuts-for-poorest-and-hikes-for-wealthy-in-new-Greens-policy?cid=app-iPhone