Story: Family welfare

1991 benefit cuts

On the eve of the implementation of cuts to social welfare benefits on 1 April 1991, Jenny Shipley, minister for social welfare, argues that she is preserving the welfare state by making it affordable.

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Maureen Baker and Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Family welfare - Family policy, 1980–1999', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/26094/1991-benefit-cuts (accessed 11 December 2019)

Story by Maureen Baker and Rosemary Du Plessis, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Jun 2018