Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill – Committee Stage – Part 1 – Video 1
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Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill – Committee Stage – Part 1 – Video 1


members we turn now to the Social Security legislation rewrite bill the question is that part one stand part point of order Kiran McAnulty Thank You mr. chair I sit beside security legislation rewrite bill as four themes is discussed by the Business Committee I leave as thought for that purpose as the only objection there is objection so the question is that part one stand apart I call Louise up Stan the Honorable Louise absent I’m pleased to stand and the first of what I think will be a long committee stage and that’s a piece of legislation mr. chair and I want to put on record in this first discussion on part one first of all to make it clear that the public heaven had the ability to scrutinize the changes in the supplementary order paper tabled by the minister one of the changes is in this part one so I will speak at length about it but of course this is a piece of legislation with significant changes by the minister that won’t have scrutiny of the public and so this house will need to provide some of the scrutiny leadership in a short period of time relatively speaking mr. chair in terms of getting on top of the issues that the government want to ram through and one of the issues one of the very important issues in part one that this government wants to ram through is the removal of one of the principles of the bill and so when you’re talking about the principles of a bill that’s pretty substantial it’s a pretty significant part of the legislation that did go through a select committee process has gone through to the public the public have had the ability to provide submission at length and also I want to put on record a a misconception that the Minister allowed to stay in this house in the second reading and that was about a report back of the previous of the earlier iteration of this legislation have to say mr. chair it’s significantly different from when it first started but that piece of legislation had four months scrutiny with the parliamentary select committee with the public the public had the ability to have their voices heard both in writing and an oral submissions and all of these changes mr. chair will get zero so four months was a shorter process than the six six months so except it’s a shorter process but four months is a hell of a lot longer than zero days that they are doing Peters government thinks I should consider on this piece of legislation so I know for those New Zealanders who are listening at home they will be equally outraged as I am when the minister in charge of the legislation dumps a five hundred and page SOP on the table in front of us mr. chair on the table in front of us literally hours before this Parliament is considering the legislation so in terms of the significant change in this legislation and part one part one of ten so part one includes the principles and most people would agree mr. chair that the principles are the thing there anchor any activity in this case it anchors the legislation around a set of principles and of course that’s why it is included in part one so I want to read the words that the government of the day thinks should be removed and this is in part one the principles are implores for to help achieve the best possible outcome for people at risk of long term welfare dependency MSD may identify appropriate assistance support and services under the under this act for those people well mr. chair I’m still I’m absolutely staggered that the minister doesn’t think those people deserve to be included and considered at the utmost priority of a piece of legislation which is the Social Security legislation rewrite though I’m absolutely staggered that the government of the day doesn’t think we should include and the principles of the primary piece of legislation those very people that every New Zealander would want to ensure every New Zealander would want to ensure has better opportunities in life better opportunities in life and what is some of it entail because I accept there’ll be people at home and they’re listening to that we’re watching the title of this legislation Social Security rewrite our legislation rewrite bill and they’re thinking what is that all about so fundamentally it’s about making legislation fit for purpose and fit for purposes make make sure that our Social Security system serves those who need it most who need it most but know this Minister deems that those people shouldn’t be included in this very important piece of legislation in that particular piece should be removed should be removed so when we’re talking about people who’ve been on benefits for a long period of their life actually yes adults we’re all concerned about but equally across this Parliament my Caldera do two in a row talking about the social investing approach thank you

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