Social Assistance (Residency Qualification) Legislation Bill – First Reading – Video 10

Social Assistance (Residency Qualification) Legislation Bill – First Reading – Video 10

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once and for all madam Speaker I call dr. Shainberg speak your greetings also to our guests it’s a pleasure to shake take a short call on this bill the first reading of a bill is the opportunity to review the frameworks of the bill that will then carry it through to Select Committee and onwards and as I gently break down the mechanics of the bill to help me certainly better understand the application of the bill is clearly applicable to peoples of the Cook Islands Niue am the TOC Laos the instrument is pensions and veterans benefits the legislation currently is placed it’s twofold one the New Zealand separation superannuation in retirement income Act 2001 and secondly the veteran support act 2014 I’ll come back to the portability amendment takes shortly in 2015 the amendment act I was talking about allows people from these islands to apply for their benefits from the islands rather than physically proviso to the other provisions with being that they’re 65 years or older and they meet the other residency requirements what have been described in this house today thoroughly as the 10 years in New Zealand since age 20 in the five years since 50 the change that this bill brings into account is the five years in residence since age 50 can now be as a resident of the cook new azor taka Laos I wanted to conclude the short call I was looking back over the mmm-hmm third reading of the 2015 social assistance portability to Cook Islands Niue a and Tok allow bill and the minister responsible was Anne Tolley at the time and I thought does some of her concluding comments at that time carry through the aspirations today that we had them with that bill like to read some of them Susan the voice of Anne Tolley as I mentioned earlier this bill also is also about ensuring the economic and social viability of the Cook Islands Niue way and tock allow depopulation and its related social and economic consequences as a long-standing issue for those Islands the current resident imprisoned in New Zealand requirement has been described as a disincentive for cook island and cook islanders new aliens and taco lands who establishing established in New Zealand to return home before the age of 65 people returning at age 65 would have the capacity to contribute to the workforce 10 years in advance of the age of qualification for New Zealand superannuation as pension payments are paid and gross it is expected that more income and value-added tax will be paid by returning migrants to contribute to the local economy the final sentences were I want to reiterate that this government wants to make sure that those countries and territories that have closed constitutional ties with New Zealand I recognized and that their ongoing economic and social viability is supported minimum – I think those aspirations from the sponsor of the 2015 bill carry through to this bill and it’s with pleasure that the side of the house supports it all the way through the Select Committee and onwards I’ll call the Honourable junissa Lisa thank you madam Speaker Karuna Tata couture Maloney for Kalevala Hayato and thank you for this opportunity to speak on the socialist

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