Better Public Service target for welfare on track

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says welfare reforms are making good inroads into achieving the Better Public Service target of significantly reducing long term benefit dependency by 2017.

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Oscar Mayer, UW-River Falls want to improve animal welfare

The Oscar Mayer brand announced last week a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) to focus on animal welfare issues. The program will train the next generation of animal welfare leaders, including farmers, scientists, processors and veterinarians.

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AVA looks into codes of animal welfare, which will help in prosecuting offences

SINGAPORE – Codes of Animal Welfare have been submitted to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) for review. Get the full story from The Straits Times . Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC and a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Committee for Animal Welfare (MSCC), announced this on Saturday morning. He was speaking at PETAS' Responsible Pet Ownership event …

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Bengal welfare board for third genders soon: Minister

Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday said a welfare board with guidelines based on the recommendations of transgenders (TG) will be constituted in a month. Woman and Child Welfare Minister Shashi Panja Tuesday said the emphasis will be on sensitisation and awareness programmes. We will consider their recommendations and frame guidelines to go ahead with the welfare board in …

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Australia’s welfare system: a review of reviews 1941-2013

This ‘review of reviews’ into Australia’s welfare system focuses on reviews where social security or the transfer system is a primary concern and covers mainly those reviews most like ‘public inquiries’ i.e. time-limited policy reviews that typically involve external experts appointed by, but operating (to varying degrees) independently of, government. Read more

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