Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says she’ll pay back money owed to WINZ if she is investigated – NZ herald

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says she’ll pay back money owed to WINZ if she is investigated – NZ herald

The Ministry of Social Development has indicated that it is likely to take a look at Greens co-leader Metiria Turei’s admission that she lied about her benefit two decades ago.

A spokeswoman said this morning that the ministry could not comment on individual cases.

“What we can say is, that when we are told that someone has taken advantage of the support available, we will look into it, through our normal processes.”

Announcing her party’s welfare reforms yesterday, Turei revealed that she never told Work and Income about the extra flatmates who were paying rent in her house in the 1990s.

NZ Herald

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