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Budget an insult to the thousands without homes

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:42 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Budget an insult to the thousands without homes Media release Thursday 26 May 2016 “Today’s Budget is pitiful in the face of the biggest housing crisis since the 1930s Depression. “With thousands of people homeless in Auckland alone, Bill English’s ... More >>

Bennett’s latest housing move reeks of panicked desperation

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:39 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

‘Offering grants of up to $5000 for 150 state house tenants and homeless people to move to provincial towns is like shifting deckchairs on the Titanic,’ says AAAP spokesperson Sue Bradford. More >>

Social Security rewrite entrenches war on the poor

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 9:39 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Last night Parliament voted by a vast majority to support new legislation which entrenches New Zealand’s vindictive and pauperising welfare system. More >>

‘Impact’ rips lid off reality of poverty in Auckland

Friday, 8 April 2016, 10:14 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The fourth AAAP beneficiary ‘impact’ at Mangere is now over. In three days over a hundred AAAP volunteers worked with a team of more than 30 Work & Income staff to assist somewhere between 600 – 700 people get their full entitlements. More >>

Desperation stuns organisers on final day of ‘impact’

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 11:28 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

On the third and final day of AAAP’s beneficiary impact at Mangere organisers were stunned by the size and desperation of the crowd waiting for our help this morning. More >>

Queues for Mangere beneficiary ‘impact’ start at 6.30am

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 5:14 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Queues started forming at 6.30am on the first day of Auckland Action Against Poverty’s fourth beneficiary ‘impact’ at Mangere Work & Income. More >>

Major ‘Impact’ starts tomorrow – Mangere Work & Income

Monday, 4 April 2016, 9:11 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Over the next three days many hundreds of people are expected to come to AAAP’s latest beneficiary ‘Impact’: More >>

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 >>

 

 

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