Prime Minister John Key needs to be held to this morning’s promise that his Government would meet the social housing demand in the areas that needed them most, says Associate Auckland Issues spokesperson Louisa Wall.
“His promise on Breakfast will be music to the ears of people in my electorate of Manurewa where there are 124 category "A" families who are ‘at risk’ and in severe and persistent need. These are people whose needs must be addressed immediately according to MSD’s own social housing criteria.
A Labour Government will ensure every young Kiwi under the age of 20 is given the opportunity to be in work, education or training, and plans to develop a conservation apprenticeship scheme to help do that, Labour’s Youth Affairs spokesperson Louisa Wall says.
“The global financial crisis hit young people particularly hard. In some regions as many as 22.5 per cent of young New Zealanders between 15 and 24 either don’t have jobs or are not learning. That is such a waste of talent and it has long-term consequences.
A Labour Government will establish long-term funding and streamline contract accountability for community and voluntary groups, says Labour’s spokesperson for the sector Louisa Wall.
Announcing Labour’s policy for the community and voluntary sector, she said this would give much greater certainty around organisations planning and delivering their programmes and reduce compliance costs.