Loneliness NZ

Government's role in addressing loneliness

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Grant Robertson, explained the Government’s role in addressing loneliness in an interview with host Corin Dann on TVNZ Q + A on 17 December 2018.

To watch, fast forward the interview to 6:00 minutes.

“By making [loneliness] part of our purpose, therefore we can contribute to supporting an individual, or a community, or a family to reach a state of wellbeing they are happy with.”

Hon. Grant Robertson

“It’s not about saying the Government’s going to make you not lonely, it’s about recognising that an issue like loneliness detracts from our wellbeing – our strength as a community.”

Hon. Grant Robertson