E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangatanga maha, tena koutou.
Urge the Government to introduce a weekly Basic Income payment to everyone living in Aotearoa New Zealand, paid in cash, not means-tested, and independent of other income, assets, and relationship status.
Why is this important?
We believe recent disasters have heaped misery on people, many of whom live in permanent crisis. In our view, previous actions have been unsuccessful in preventing persistent poverty; poverty has been exacerbated by recent disasters; and the current system is not fit for purpose. A Basic Income can be a foundation upon which an equitable system can be built. We feel we urgently need a system that is both unbureaucratic and reliable, to lift people out of poverty and provide help when needed.
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