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Welfare State is 75 years Old!

September 17, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Child Poverty Action Group celebrate the birth of the welfare state


Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) celebrated the 75th birthday of New Zealand's welfare state on Monday evening September 16th.


The Social Security Act was introduced on September 14, 1938 toward the end of the Great Depression under the then Labour Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage. 


It was based on the belief that all New Zealander's have a right to a reasonable standard of living. Thus was born New Zealand's welfare state. With it, income support for families, the elderly, invalids and the unemployed.


Now 75 years on, how have we progressed and what legacy - good and bad,has this Act has given us.


Read more here



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