Submissions published for the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

The 578 submissions for the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill are here so far:  View all evidence (including submissions)

“Evidence put forward to select committees as part of their consideration of individual items of business, including submissions from the public. Only evidence that has been released by a committee will be available here.”

So not all the submissions have been put up on this page. I already know of one confidential submission sent the Select Committee and there may be others. The Social Security Committee may have chosen not to put up other submissions. Submissions were posted to this page 7 Nov and 14 Nov. My submission, the Home Education Foundation and Family Integrity submissions have not been posted up there yet. And I have heard of others whose submissions have not been posted there yet as well.

 Are you presenting an oral submssion then go here: Presenting an oral submission to the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

Did you miss sending in a submission by 1 November?

Did you miss being able to present an oral submission?

If so, there is still a lot you can be doing.

1. We (also those who put in submissions and spoke to them with oral submissions) can still be lobbying all the members on the Social Services Select Committee. They have to make their report by 20 March 2013.

Against the Bill at the 1st reading:

Jacinda Ardern,Jan Logie,Rajen Prasad and Su’a William Sio

Those who voted for the Bill at the 1st reading

Simon BridgesMelissa LeeAsenati Lole-Taylor , Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, Tim Macindoe, Alfred Ngaro, and Mike

a. The most effective thing we can be doing now is visiting these MPs. We need to be putting a face to this Bill for them. When they are writing up their reports we need them to think of those they have seen presenting oral submissions and those who have visited them over the next few weeks and possibly months

  • Don’t be afraid to take your children with you when visiting the MPs – this is very educational for them
  • Please try to visit them this year or early next year. Even though we know that they have to present their report by 20 March and they expect to take the full time, they may present it early.
  • Check out these pages for information on what to say when you visit the MPs personally or speak more to the submission you have put in
  3. View all evidence (including submissions)
  4. New Zealand Law Society Submission
  5. Family Integrity’s submission
  6. Home Education Foundation’s submission

b. We can phone the MPs on the Select Committee

c. We can email or send letters (no stamp required) to the MPs on the Select Committee

2. We can lobby all the MPs particulary next year

3. We can be praying for wisdom for the MPs to be making wise decisions

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One thought on “Submissions published for the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

  1. I have just been rung by Parliament. They cannot give us the number of submissions until they tell the Select Committee. They have not been counted yet, so they cannot tell the Select Committee yet. They do not count how many that are for or against. The Select Committee hearing this Bill will be all those on the Social Security Committee – if they can’t make it one day they can elect anyone from their own Political Party to replace them.

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