The government has been called out for Covid-poverty inaction, not using rapid antigen testing for travellers, and not revealing cancer treatment disruption data, RNZ reveals. The Salvation Army has called on the government to take urgent action to help the working poor and beneficiaries, who it says are increasingly struggling. The church said the government should bring forward a planned increase to some benefits, due in April next year. It also called on them to reintroduce some Work and Income supports which were available during lockdowns last year.
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