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#IAmMetiria 10.08.2017

#IAmMetiria

“We at BAS are saddened to hear that Metiria Turei has made the decision to stand down as Co-leader of the Green Party, and to remove herself from the Green Party List,” says Rebecca Occleston, publicity coordinator for Beneficiary Advisory Service (BAS). “Through telling the story of her own struggle to . . . → Read More: #IAmMetiria 10.08.2017

Income Policies for Beneficiaries 19.7.2017

Income Policies Finally Focusing on Poor

“We were very pleased to see some much-needed Welfare Policies proposed by the Green Party this last weekend,” says Rebecca Occleston, publicity coordinator for Beneficiary Advisory Service in Christchurch.

“Benefit rates have been too low for too long, severely disadvantaging thousands of people every . . . → Read More: Income Policies for Beneficiaries 19.7.2017

Children Suffering in Poverty 18.8.2016

Is it okay for children to suffer in poverty?

“I find many people are shocked by the poverty of others, but still blame the poor themselves!” says Rebecca Occleston of Beneficiary Advisory Service, Christchurch. “Why don’t they feed their children better? Why should we have to? (and other judgemental questions). At the . . . → Read More: Children Suffering in Poverty 18.8.2016

BAS has moved 19.08.2016

BAS has moved

We have great news: Beneficiary Advisory Service has moved office into Christchurch Community House (at 301 Tuam St). We look forward to all the opportunities this will afford – being close to so many other community groups. We hope the ease of access for clients will help us reach even . . . → Read More: BAS has moved 19.08.2016