Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill – Second Reading – Video 9

Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill – Second Reading – Video 9

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I’m Speaker it school is a split call and I call Greg O’Connor thank you madam Speaker I stand to speak on their social security legislation rewrites bill it’s like so many things when you first come to the house when we get a new piece of legislation before us that it’s something of a of an awakening and understanding and as a someone who just likes to look at the history and some looking at my age with so being part of some of that history madam Speaker how we’ve arrived at where we are today and I think that’s pretty important we understand that and I see that there’s a piece of legislation went back to 1938 Social Security Act of that year I’m reminded of going through an elderly uncle’s great uncle’s actually belongings after he died and reading his Diaries he was one of those people who was unemployed during the Depression Great Depression the sugar bag years and seeing a slip of paper that had kept where he was ordered to go to a work camp and leave the family behind and it was necessary for him to do so just so they could survive and so it’s really important we do understand in our history where we’ve arrived and why such legislation was important and what makes New Zealand so much different from many other places and I think those who are critical to our system we have today think somehow it’s too soft or invite them to go to places that don’t have systems like this in place and you’ll understand just why we have it and have something we should be so proud of so something that really is forms the basis of of really let which we are so proud of in New Zealand should be updated it should be something that’s modern and it should be something that is relevant so the rewrite bill obviously is the second time this has been done 1964 the Social Security Act 1964 was passed as I say those members just understanding that life is a building block you can’t fix things I’m just one little short thing without a full depth and depth understanding and if that men would sit down and be quiet he would just understand and he will get such a necessary lesson on the Social Security Act the minister in 1964 he then talked about the prison deck nearly twenty six-year-old amended proximately 30 times extremely difficult to follow both while the general public and by those whose responsibility it is to administer the air for that reason to learn the government thinks that consolidation is well overdue and I come I come to this act madam Speaker and why we need to rewrite it well it’s just long overdue for me right now over five hundred sections five hundred sections in the current act in only four remain unchanged while other sections have been repealed or amended sometimes hundreds of times again I go back to one of the most important pieces of legislation that makes us their point of presence so often with the rest of the world make it will make Social Security legislation easier for people to navigate use and understand and just again bring the legislation into line with the modern times I speak about one particular aspect of it this is a straight from the bill this one mister barely be pleased to know and the rewrite will talking about the role of nurse practitioners in the new legislation so I think although I do only have one minute and ten seconds left mr. Bailey I will endeavor in this time to educate to do through the bill and the rewrite Act ignites existing provisions allowing nurse practitioners to give certificates of certifying that the capacity for work of an applicant for jobseekers support on the grounds of health condition injury or disability is affected by their health condition injury or disability the nature of this problem the extent of which their capacity is affected and how long it is likely to last like once again it means that we’ve been bringing this into modern times and the nurses we’ve seen and so much the legislation that nurses nurse practitioners have been given so many more the roles that were the sole provide of medical practitioners and their day so this again will make it ensure that those who is absolutely necessary they do get the assistance I do get a little there’s a little bit of an attitude that anybody who is on welfare is in some way undeserving it’s about time they’ve got to got off their backsides and I think that so many of the other failures that we have bring people to that place so it’s important that when this time of their lives arrives that we have a fair modern piece of legislation which ensures they get what they need so madam chair I commend this I call Maureen pew I think you madam chair i stanch nice to

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