“..Prime Minister John Key has indicated he was unhappy with Social Development Minister Paula Bennett’s decision to make public the details of two solo mothers -
- saying he had spoken to her and it was unlikely she would repeat it.
Ms Bennett last week refused to rule out taking the same action again after the director of human rights proceedings, Robert Hesketh, said a privacy complaint by one of the mothers had been resolved.
Ms Bennett revealed the amounts the mothers were receiving in welfare payments in 2009 – after they criticised the Government’s decision to scale back the training incentive allowance.
Asked about Ms Bennett’s refusal to rule out a repeat performance, Mr Key said she was asked about a hypothetical scenario and felt she could not rule out every single possible circumstance.
“I’ve had some discussions with her about the matter -
- and I think it’s fair to say, in my view – it is very unlikely it would happen again.”..”
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