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ACT The Liberal Party Heather Roy

For the able-bodied, introduce 5-year lifetime limits for reliance on welfare in respect of unemployment and domestic purposes benefits
Welfare beneficiaries who are able to do so, should be required to work full time or undertake a 40-hour week of work activity
Require regular interviews with case managers for those on the sickness benefit for more than six months
Further limit eligibility for the domestic purposes benefit by requiring a mother to name the father of her child
Introduce strategies leading to full employment, including the lowering of taxes and the reduction of compliance costs on small business

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Sue Bradford

Support urgent Government action to address the problem of benefit abatement for those moving into employment, and the removal of the poverty trap created by high marginal tax rates that exist for people on low incomes

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Ruth Dyson

Not
set out
on
their
website.

Maori Party Tariana Turia  
National Party of New Zealand Judith Collins

Reduce the number on benefits from 300,000 to 200,000 over 10 years
Require those on the unemployment benefit to make themselves available for community service work or retraining
Introduce a three-month trial period during which employers and employees can end an employment relationship without penalty

New Zealand First Barbara Stewart

Ensure that the employment of New Zealanders remains our first planning priority
Ensure greater scrutiny of the benefit system for those moving from the unemployment system onto the sickness benefit

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Not
set out
on
their
website.

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