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AAAP supports 4 February TPPA protests

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 12:13 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Tuesday 2 February 2016 Jobs and welfare advocacy group Auckland Action Against Poverty will be supporting both major anti-TPPA protests in Auckland on Thursday. “We will encourage members and supporters to participate in either or both the ... More >>

Nats lose plot with state housing initiative

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 10:20 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Paula Bennett appears to have suffered major plot loss over the summer with a brand new policy aimed at pushing the poor out of Auckland and into the provincial South Island. More >>

Hashtag campaign no solution to poverty

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 9:04 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The latest Children’s Commissioner’s report on child poverty should be an urgent call for government action. More >>

Picket today outside National’s Xmas Party

Sunday, 6 December 2015, 12:28 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

"While National Party MPs and their friends celebrate inside, we’ll be outside reminding them of the damage caused by their welfare reforms and inaction on housing," says AAAP spokesperson Sue Bradford. More >>

Sugarcoated welfare reform hides further attacks on benefits

Friday, 4 December 2015, 10:16 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

National’s latest welfare reform is a sugarcoated disguise for further attacks on beneficiaries. More >>

Rise in unemployment puts lie to National’s welfare strategy

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 2:05 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Rise in unemployment puts lie to National’s welfare strategy: time to reconsider punitive system More >>

From the streets to the stage - AAAP fundraiser gig

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:48 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty move from the streets to the stage, hosting a Fundraiser Gig next month. Street Chant and LarzRanda will be joined on-stage by Tourettes, Rackets, Cool Runnings and SoccerPractise. More >>

Work and Income regularly break the law

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 1:41 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Today's revelation by Radio New Zealand, that Work and Income practice has illegally cost every beneficiary a day's pay for the past 18 years, is the tip of an extremely ugly iceberg. More >>

Toxic Work & Income culture the real crime

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 9:17 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Rising numbers of assaults on Work & Income staff are proof that the Government’s approach to welfare is fatally flawed. More >>

Work & Income and Housing New Zealand combine family

Monday, 3 August 2015, 5:07 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Media Release- August 3rd Auckland Action Against Poverty Work & Income and Housing New Zealand combine to evict West Auckland Family More >>

Budget benefit lift a mean trick

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:02 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

This Budget’s approach to welfare is a mean trick aimed at fooling anti-poverty lobbyists into thinking something meaningful is being achieved. More >>

Key on child poverty: little hope of Budget relief for poor

Monday, 18 May 2015, 9:04 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Speaking with Paul Henry on TV3 this morning John Key played down child poverty figures and the prospect of any serious Budget measures to relieve the situation. More >>

No zero hours at Work & Income either

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 1:01 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Any new law on zero hours contracts must make it absolutely explicit that beneficiaries are not to be work tested for jobs where there are no guaranteed minimum hours and days of work. This morning Workplace Minister Michael Woodhouse outlined potential ... More >>

Paltry benefit increase a mean April Fool’s joke

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 9:32 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

31 March 2015 From April 1 working age benefits will rise by 0.51%. “This paltry increase is nothing more than a mean April Fool’s joke on the poor,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson Sue Bradford. "Working age benefits must ... More >>

Stark contrast between benefit increase & MPs’ pay rise

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:27 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Stark contrast between benefit increase & MPs’ pay rise Media release Friday 27 February 2015 Earlier this week Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced that benefits will increase by 0.51% on 1 April. Yesterday MPs were granted a 5.5% ... More >>

Carmel Sepuloni should not have been stood down

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 9:13 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Carmel Sepuloni should not have been stood down from Labour’s social development portfolio over her mother’s benefit fraud charges. “It is hard to see how conflict of interest applies when Carmel is neither a Minister nor even a member of a governing ... More >>

‘Crash the National Party’ demo 3pm today

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 10:54 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is holding a demonstration at 3pm this afternoon outside National’s regional ‘Summer Party’ at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club. More >>

Crash the (National) Party

Friday, 13 February 2015, 9:40 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

This coming Sunday John Key and National Party friends are holding a ‘Summer Party’ at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club in Auckland. More >>

Intolerable pressure real cause of MSD security issues

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 12:16 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

“The MSD report released yesterday deals with the consequences of a system which daily sets out to harass, belittle and punish people while failing to recognise deeper causes of security problems,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson ... More >>

Guy Standing speaks on Universal Basic Income

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 9:02 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Tomorrow night AAAP is hosting a public meeting with Professor Guy Standing, co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network which promotes the concept of a UBI (Universal Basic Income) internationally. The meeting takes place 6.00-8.00pm Wednesday 11 February, ... More >>

 

 

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