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Friday, October 22, 2021

Lindsay Mitchell: MSD stocktake - "not yet following the desired direction of travel..."


The Ministry of Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni's portfolio, has just released its annual report. 

Here are some of the indicators of their 'progress':

Average future years on a benefit:


Median time to house clients on the housing register:


Percentage of clients exiting main benefit who return to main benefit (within one year):


Client net trust score:



The official word on this failure is:
"Results, in general, indicate that performance is not yet following the desired direction of travel for all indicators."

The Chief Executive's forward should reassure us all though. Never fear - the waka is turning!

Lindsay Mitchell is a welfare commentator who blogs HERE.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

For God's sake buy an outboard motor for the bloody waka. Kiwialan.

DeeM said...

"Results, in general, indicate that performance is not yet following the desired direction of travel for all indicators."
TRANSLATION - We've just wasted a shit-load of taxpayers money on making things worse!
The waka's sinking due to the weight of too many lazy gits who find paddling too hard and are in protracted collective bargaining over who bales.

Ian P said...

And businesses that are still lucky enough to be operating are kneecapped through a shortage of staff. If you offer people a free gift, why is anybody surprised if they grab it with both hands. Wonder if Bill English had been in charge (or his social policies implemented), would there be a similar picture today?

Terry Morrissey said...

DeeM
Love it. You've just made my day.
Why do we need RSEs.
Unemployment should only be paid to only those who contribute and are drug free.