Impact on children central to welfare changes - Sepuloni

Changes could be on the cards for our welfare system under the new Government.

The system was overhauled in 2013 with the aim of getting beneficiaries 'work-ready', but since the reform Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni says thousands of children have been negatively affected.

Ms Sepuloni told Three's The Hui she wants to see a review of the Social Security Act.

"I think that's a really important starting point, because that allows us to analyse whether or not policies through the Ministry of Social Development are having a negative impact on children - and if they are, then we genuinely need to reassess whether or not they need to be there."

Watch the video for the full interview with Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni on The Hui.