“..Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said it was not a priority to measure New Zealand’s poverty line.
Treasury called the Ministerial Committee on Poverty to get a better picture of poverty in New Zealand.
Ms Bennett said in Parliament there was no need to further investigate findings in the Green Paper that up to 20 per cent of New Zealand children live in poverty.
“There is no actual poverty line,” she said.
“Children move in and out of poverty on a daily basis..” said Ms Bennett..”
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