When last in power Labour introduced an incentive to entice parents on welfare into jobs, the In Work Tax Credit (IWTC).
The Child Poverty Action Group decided this constituted discrimination against children of beneficiaries and took a case to the Human Rights Tribunal. They lost.
The Tribunal found that while discrimination was occurring, the government was justified in applying it.
The Labour government stood firmly behind its policy, bringing in overseas experts to argue their corner.
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