Tag Archives: welfare

Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.

Demanding compassion in welfare

Metiria Turei made welfare system reform a part of the conversation during the NZ election. Since her resignation, We Are Beneficiaries has continued that conversation, revealing the cruelty and judgment behind New Zealand’s social welfare system.