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Whakamana tangata : Restoring dignity to social security in New Zealand Welfare Expert Advisory Group

Contributor(s): Welfare Expert Advisory Group.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Welfare Expert Advisory Group, 2019Description: electronic document (216 pages) ; PDF file : 8.7 MB; HTML version available.ISBN: 978-0-473-47333-4 (online).Subject(s): New Zealand. Ministy of Social Development | CHILD WELFARE | FAMILIES | GOVERNMENT POLICY | HOUSING | MĀORI | PACIFIC PEOPLES | PASIFIKA | POVERTY | SOCIAL POLICY | SOCIAL SERVICES | SOCIAL WELFARE | WELLBEING | WOMEN | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Background papers | Evidence briefs | Fact sheets | Access the website | Minister's media release Summary: In May 2018, the Minister for Social Development announced the establishment of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group to undertake a broad-ranging review of the welfare system and advise the Government on the future of New Zealand’s welfare system. We have now considered how the welfare system could be changed to better meet the needs of New Zealanders now and in the future. WEAG took a participatory and independent approach and prioritised the experience of people who interact with the welfare system. WEAG's advice takes the form of 42 key recommendations that enable the social security system to serve its most fundamental functions but to move beyond a ‘safety net’ to 'whakamana tāngata' – restoring dignity to people so they can participate meaningfully with their families and communities. (Executive summary). The Report, was released by Minister Sepuloni on 3 May 2019, along with Background papers to the Report and Evidence Briefs, all of which were considered by the WEAG in the process of making our final recommendations. Record #6242
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Report delivered to Minister for Social Development, 26 February 2019. Report released on 3 May 2019.

In May 2018, the Minister for Social Development announced the establishment of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group to undertake a broad-ranging review of the welfare system and advise the Government on the future of New Zealand’s welfare system. We have now considered how the welfare system could be changed to better meet the needs of New Zealanders now and in the future.

WEAG took a participatory and independent approach and prioritised the experience of people who interact with the welfare system. WEAG's advice takes the form of 42 key recommendations that enable the social security system to serve its most fundamental functions but to move beyond a ‘safety net’ to 'whakamana tāngata' – restoring dignity to people so they can participate meaningfully with their families and communities. (Executive summary). The Report, was released by Minister Sepuloni on 3 May 2019, along with Background papers to the Report and Evidence Briefs, all of which were considered by the WEAG in the process of making our final recommendations. Record #6242