“Welfare fraud is a drop in the ocean compared to tax avoidance.”
The Guardian declared it, and it's as true in Britain as it is here. That doesn't stop the New Zealand National Government from whistling up its red-neck support by having another go at it though, as Gordon Campbell writes here.
" Really, this is insane, utterly paranoid Big Brotherism – and it is being directed at people trying to get by on the small amounts provided to them by a state that seems unable to run an economy in a way that will generate enough jobs. There is no social contract here, no compact being observed by the government. Just vindictiveness, for political gain."