In 2004 the New Zealand Labour government introduced the Working for Families package as part of the 2004 budget. The package, which effectively commenced operating on 1 April 2005, had three primary aims: to make work pay; to ensure income adequacy; and to support people "into work".
The main component resembles the United Kingdom Working tax credit.
Both the New Zealand Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue have involvement in jointly delivering the package.
Famous quotes containing the words families and/or working:
“Being dismantled before our eyes are not just individual programs that politicians cite as too expensive but the whole idea that society has a stake in the well-being of children down the block and the security of families on the other side of town. Whether or not kids eat well, are nurtured and have a roof over their heads is not just a consequence of how their parents behave. It is also a responsibility of societybut now apparently a diminishing one.”
—Richard B. Stolley (20th century)
“Boredom and fear keep us working and obeying the laws.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)