Child welfare policies gain support – National – NZ Herald News

Bryan Bruce
No Christmas gifts this year for our children.

The Herald has published the results of our MP ‘s survey.

(See the link below)
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11167113

I am heartened by the results which show policies like Warrant of Fitnesses for rental properties which were not on the horizon 2 years ago are now being taken seriously in parliament.

However our children are yet to receive the kind of multi million dolllar winfalls our Yatchmen and Film Makers have received.

So where do the various parties sit on policies that would radically improve the well-being of our children?

Here are the results of our survey. Thanks to everyone who wrote the emails and collated the data . I will be repeating the exercise twice before the election next year .Because Child Poverty and Inequality will be game breaker issues next election. I promise you.

PS I have included the Conservative party because at the moment they are more of a blimp on the political radar than either NZ First or ACT.

Warrant of Fitnesses for houses:

Yes: Lab, Green, Maori, Mana, United Future, Brendon Horan

Maybe: Nat, NZ First, Conservative

No: Act

Paid Parental Leave for 1 year

Yes: Lab, Green, Maori, Mana, United Future, Brendon Horan

Maybe: Nat, NZ First, Conservative

No: Act

Free Healthy Lunches for School Children:

Yes: Lab, Green, Maori, Mana, Brendon Horan

Maybe: NZ First

No: Nat, Act, United Future, Conservative

Free health care for everyone under 18

Yes: Green, Maori, Mana, Brendon Horan, Conservative

Maybe: Lab, NZ First, Conservative

No: Nat, Act, United Future

Change Working For Families Legislation

Yes: Green, Maori, Mana, Brendon Horan

Maybe: Lab, NZ First

No: Nat, Act, United Future, Conservative

In the current parliament here is how the votes on each of those issues would stack up.

WOF for all rental housing Yes 54 Maybe 66 No 1
1 year paid parental leave Yes 54 Maybe 66 No 1
Free lunch in deciles
1-3 schools Yes 53 Maybe 7 No 61
Free health to age 18 Yes 19 Maybe 41 No 61

Change Working for
Families Legislation Yes 19 Maybe 41 No 61
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