Dusk Chorus: $300/week shortfall for beneficiaries
Analysis with updated WEAG model finds some beneficiaries will get $300/week less than they need from April 1; Fair Pay bill tabled; Louisa Wall resigns; Wayne Brown running for Auckland Mayor
TLDR: An updated analysis using the Welfare Experts’ Advisory Group modelling has found beneficiaries’ incomes will still be short of what they need by up to $300/week after benefit increases due to kick in from this Friday.
Elsewhere, there’s a new frontrunner for the centre-right vote for the Auckland Mayoralty. Wayne Brown entered the race today with …