Submission: Welfare Working Group's Paper, 'Long-Term Benefit Dependency: The Issues'

New Zealand Business Roundtable
20 September, 2010

The Business Roundtable welcomes the establishment of the Welfare Working Group (WWG). Welfare dependency is an enormous problem that blights the lives of many people and has wider deleterious social and economic effects. Its roots lie in a welfare system that, despite the admirable intentions of its founders, has over time eroded the acceptance of personal responsibility, diminished self-reliance and weakened the family as a social institution.

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