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Investigation is proof WINZ’s toxic culture is lethal

Friday, 9 December 2016, 3:48 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Ministry of Social Development are being accused in an investigation into the death of Wendy Shoebridge for having monthly quotas to prosecute beneficiaries for benefit fraud. More >>

Welfare group have no faith in Key’s replacement

Monday, 5 December 2016, 3:38 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

John Key’s three terms in power have come to an end following his resignation today. His time in power is characterised by the economic assault on the poor, but also an increase in resistance and organising. More >>

Welfare group occupies Manpower office

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 12:21 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty have occupied the offices of Manpower Services, 51 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD at 12pm today to demand the end of exploitative and illegal contracts used by the Company. More >>

UN report challenges National’s war on the poor

Monday, 10 October 2016, 2:17 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The National government continues to deny the realities of poverty. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child report confirms the entrenchment of poverty in New Zealand and the government’s failure to adequately address it. More >>

Uni research highlights deficiencies in Govt job policies

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 9:41 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

New university research highlights the grave deficiencies in the ‘work first’ approach to welfare so beloved of both National and Labour governments. More >>

Stats used to fudge unemployment level: Nats desperate

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 4:00 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

National is now resorting to tricks with employment statistics to make the economy look healthier than it is. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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