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Protest outside of Jacinda Ardern’s Office

Friday, 18 May 2018, 8:50 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty will be hosting a peaceful protest outside of Jacinda Ardern’s electoral office this Friday, 18th of May, to call for an end on benefit sanctions against solo parents. Media are invited to attend. More >>

The Government’s Budget fails people on benefits

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:23 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Labour led Government budget failed to deliver any meaningful changes to sole parents receiving a benefit. Their incomes will remain at poverty levels, and many will continue facing punitive sanctions. Given Labour has previously agreed to remove ... More >>

Police Minister scapegoating gang members

Monday, 7 May 2018, 11:58 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

In a recent interview on the Nation Police Minister Stuart Nash suggested targeting gang members on the benefit who may be suspected of benefit fraud, in an attempt to “go after” them with whatever means possible. Auckland Action Against Poverty ... More >>

Government needs to stop subsidising the hotel industry

Friday, 4 May 2018, 12:14 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Government’s latest announcement on housing aims to put a dent on homelessness figures this year, with money going into Housing First initiatives and short-term housing, which includes further subsidies to the hotel industry. Auckland Action ... More >>

Simon Bridges' regressive tax hypocrisy

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:57 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

National Party leader Simon Bridges has come out swinging against the Government’s proposed increase to the fuel tax, calling it regressive and unfair to New Zealanders. If Simon Bridges is going to come out saying that regressive taxes affect poor people ... More >>

Delays on welfare reform hurting solo mums

Monday, 30 April 2018, 8:49 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Government continues to display a lack of care by refusing to listen to the voices of community groups to implement immediate changes to the welfare system—despite mounting evidence of the toxic culture at Work and Income—and the harm punitive ... More >>

Petrol tax an attack on the poor

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 12:33 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Government's transport announcement earlier this week which aims to improve public transport infrastructure is a welcomed move, but it shouldn't be funded by a petrol tax that will disproportionately affect poor people. A 10c per litre tax increase ... More >>

Beneficiaries short changed

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 8:53 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The small accommodation supplement increases made under National’s 2017 budget are finally being implemented by the Labour Government. But beneficiaries are still left wanting for basic items such as food. More >>

Work and Income ignores duty to assist people

Monday, 12 March 2018, 9:06 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty has successfully challenged Work and Income’s actions where people are refused the opportunity to ask for assistance. More >>

Our advocates need your help: AAAP

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 6:20 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty advocates are back at Manurewa and Clendon Work and Income offices from this week onward! From 8:45am, on Manurewa on Thursdays and Clendon on Fridays, our advocates will be able to support people access food grants and other ... More >>

Salvation Army report paints picture of growing inequality

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:09 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Salvation Army State of the Nation Report reveals that while the economy has consistently grown over the past ten years, only a small sector of the population has benefited from this growth. "The failures of the neoliberal policies by ... More >>

Transient population figures a national emergency

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 11:09 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

An AUT study identifying over 150,000 people in Aotearoa as 'vulnerable transient' (meaning they have moved at least three times in three years) shows the failure by successive Governments to provide secure tenancy for people. More >>

Bill must provide a commitment to eradicate poverty

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:37 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Labour led Government to address the causes of child poverty by taking meaningful action to massively increase the income of adults in poverty. "While the commitment by Labour to make this Government ... More >>

Oxfam report shows there’s urgent need for tax on wealth

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 9:15 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

A recent Oxfam report highlighting the increasing levels of inequality in Aotearoa reveals the urgent need for a wealth tax: Of the wealth created last year, the richest 1% own 28%, while the poorest 30% of the population received less than 1%. More >>

AAAP urges Govt to stop taking $25m a year from solo mums

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 12:40 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty urges Government to stop taking $25m a year from solo mums. More >>

Work-for-the-Dole Will Fail to Address Unemployment

Monday, 4 December 2017, 11:56 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Work-for-the-dole schemes will not lead to training and upskilling of youth, they will instead instill in our young people the idea that low wages and exploitation is all they are worth. More >>

Government challenged to adequately measure unemployment

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 2:10 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The official rate of unemployment has dropped again, but the measure for unemployment does not include those facing underemployment, insecure and precarious work. More >>

AAAP Challenges Labour to Build Progressive Welfare System

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 10:17 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against poverty is celebrating the success of its campaign to end the sanction on solo-mothers who do not name their children’s father. “Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that this sanction will end is the only solid commitment ... More >>

The government continues to punish mothers and children

Friday, 15 September 2017, 10:04 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

A report to Minister Anne Tolley by the Ministry of Social Development outlines that there is no evidence that the 70A sanction is effective in getting fathers to pay child support. More >>

Beneficiaries on Their Visions for Welfare, Work & Housing

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:07 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Over the past two months, Auckland Action Against Poverty have been talking with beneficiaries about their visions for a welfare system based on equality and not punishment. More >>



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