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What do you think of the Welfare Working Group's proposals?

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Mothers with young babies and sick and disabled people on benefits would be forced to look for work under a proposed overhaul of New Zealand's welfare system.

A Welfare Working Group report released to Government today calls for fundamental changes to reduce the state's "unacceptably high" welfare bill.

Its key recommendation is scrapping all existing benefits, including the Domestic Purposes and Sickness Benefits, and replacing them with a single Jobseeker Support payment.

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