Loan shark bill
At last the National Government is proposing legislation to protect vulnerable people from the clutches of unscrupulous loan sharks, Central Leader, May 3.
For years they have been promising such action; meanwhile many vulnerable people have been taken to the cleaners by these loan sharks. Before the last election the Labour Party, via Carol Beaumont’s private member’s bill, proposed corrective legislation. National vetoed it.
Now National, with zilch acknowledgement of Labour’s earlier actions and zilch willingness to work across party lines, has finally been shamed into action.
I guess late action is better than no action. It is my understanding that Labour will back sensible law changes that target loan sharks. grants and funding to help community groups and support agencies. I had a social worker who was helping me with family related issues whom can no longer help due to the fact grants and/or funds have been cut.
Some other agencies I’ve looked into are facing the same fate as well and also noted probably couldn’t do certain parenting courses due to having grants or funds either reduced or stopped.
My question is why are these people taking grants or funds away from agencies that people and families so desperately need?