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WINZ grants used to fly kiwis to Aus for work

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Latest Political News | Wednesday December 5 2012 17:37

WINZ grants used to fly kiwis to Aus for work

It's been confirmed Work and Income grants have been used to pay for New Zealanders to fly to Australia to get work.

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has specifically identified cases in Parliament today.

"Our transitions to work grants were introduced in 2007 under Labour.

"That year there were 16 cases where airfares were granted to Australian, and I've been informed that there have been six cases this year."

Paula Bennett says she's going to remove any ambiguity and direct her Ministry not to approve such grants in the future.

Photo: NZ Herald

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