Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill – Second Reading – Video 12
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Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill – Second Reading – Video 12


q I’d like to try and have it both ways sexually madam Speaker I call on mikela Ellis I rise to speak on the Social Security legislation rewrite bill 2016 now this was a very sensible piece of legislation it thought to do very sensible things to rewrite the Social Security Act 1964 to make it clearer to deal with some of the inconsistencies to make sure that some of the sections which had been amended as many as 286 times made sense to members of the public the government was doing a good job of it and then today we get landed with us we can we ask ourselves we ask ourselves what is so important in this he so P that means that there should be no departmental disclosure statement that means there should be no regulatory impact statement that means there should be no public scrutiny that there should be no select committee process so we ask ourselves what is in the C so P that so important let me answer that question madam Speaker the really important thing that there C so P hasn’t it is removing something that members on the opposite side of the house say is a terrible awful thing and that is this principle in the bill on social investment the principle reads this way and I challenge members opposite me to explain to the member of the public why it is bad to say a principle of this legislation should be to help achieve the best possible outcome for people at risk of long-term welfare dependency and MST may identify appropriate system persistence support and services under that act for these people now members opposite us oppose that principle and so they’ll land on us and SOP that seeks to overturn what is the most sensible policy for ensuring that people are not trapped in lives of long term welfare dependency and so we ask ourselves madam Speaker what is it that will come into this bill instead of such a sensible principle well is it the things that the members office that have been talking about things like making sure that people have to name the shouldn’t have to name the father of their child things like ensuring that the people in the public shouldn’t have to work shouldn’t have to face too many obligations when it’s seeking welfare well we don’t know madam Speaker because it’s not contained in this bill and it’s not contained in the C so P but I think we would be right on this side of the house to fear that a government that will land an isso Petersburg without scrutiny may also seek to remove some of the fundamental principles of this act and jus course which require require people to be in work which say that being in work is a good thing that say that paid employment offers the best opportunity for people to achieve social and economic well-being and that say that that should be our priority that’s why the principle of social investment was in this bill because it allows those things to happen and on this side of the house we proudly support those principles and we oppose government members landing in Soapy’s like this that do not further the bill that are not for the betterment of New Zealanders and that defy common sense thank you madam Speaker I call a pizza William Cyr manners speaker the Honorable car mouse that

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