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Salient Māori News Items for the Week to 21 October 2016 (edition 37/2016)

Salient Māori News Items for the Week to 21 October 2016 (edition 37/2016)

 

  • The Minister for Social Development, Anne Tolley, has indicated that Cabinet has agreed to revised policy in regards to state care, raising the age from 17 up to 21, with transition support and advice available up to 25. This will benefit Māori in particular, who are the largest users of state care services.
  • Hekia Parata, Minister for Education, has announced she will not stand for re-election in next year’s general election.
  • The Salvation Army has released a report on the engagement of young people in education, training and employment. We are reviewing the report and will advise further in Pānui 38/2016.
  • The Government has released benefit statistics for the quarter to 30 September 2016. Further details will be provided in Pānui 38/2016.

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