WINZ killing more beneficiaries again…
Keith Bremner says he has forgiven his son for a murderous rampage that took three lives.
But now he wants answers as to whether authorities missed opportunities to prevent the tragedy when Ross Bremner fatally stabbed his mum Clare and left Keith for dead at their home in Otorohanga.Ross went on to kill Maurice O’Donell and his wife Moana Tuwhangi at their holiday home near Kawhia. Ross’ body was found alongside the couple.
The Weekend Herald has discovered Ross was told his benefit would be cut if he did not get a job — two weeks before his killing.
..the toxic culture of WINZ must be responsible for so many suicides, but murder is a new one.
There won’t be an investigation, no inquiry into how threatening to cut people off welfare pushes them to the edge, no one from WINZ will be found to have been a catalyst, no public servants will be harmed in the making of this homicide.
If Labour want to have a chance of winning the next election, they must reform the toxic culture of WINZ to have any hope of convincing beneficiaries who are currently queueing outside WINZ at 2am to vote for them again.