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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 >>

Treasury’s covert & extremely odd welfare consultation

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 10:42 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

A report this morning that Treasury is ‘crowd sourcing’ ideas on welfare policy is news to Auckland Action Against Poverty, even though we are currently one of the most active groups in the area. More >>

Children of the Recession: NZ’s shame

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 8:58 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Children of the Recession : NZ’s shame Media release Wednesday 29 October 2014 “It is to New Zealand’s deepest shame that the latest Unicef report on children living in poverty ranks us 16th out of 41 developed countries. “Every day groups ... More >>

John’s Job Fairs no fix for unemployment and poverty

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 3:18 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

“John Key has clearly been looking to the US for his latest bright idea on dealing with employment issues,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty coordinator Sue Bradford. “Job fairs where the desperately unemployed queue in their corporate best to compete ... More >>

Hundreds Queue For Help At Mangere "Impact"

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 2:16 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

“The number of people in need standing outside Mangere Work & Income early this morning was almost beyond belief,” says AAAP spokesperson Sue Bradford. “Some had been here since 6am to get help from our advocates. There have been many hundreds ... More >>

Mangere advocates overwhelmed by numbers seeking support

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 5:24 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

On the first day of a beneficiary ‘impact’ in Mangere, advocates found themselves overwhelmed by the numbers seeking assistance. More >>

Work and Income fail to provide support

Friday, 13 June 2014, 12:33 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty has today raised further examples of the harsh reality of Paula Bennett’s welfare reforms. “The National Government continues to ignore the social and economic reality of beneficiaries. Their individual needs and circumstances ... More >>

Govt order is basic compassion for beneficiary parents

Monday, 26 May 2014, 4:59 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

On Wednesday 21st of May a caught-out PM made false claims about assistance available to beneficiary parents. Bennett then hastily signed a new order to support Key’s incorrect comments, says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokeswoman, Nadia Abu-Shanab. More >>

Prime Minister’s denialism about poverty is unrelenting

Sunday, 18 May 2014, 12:27 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Prime Minister John Key’s dismissive jokes about anti-Budget protests are typical of a Government which is shameless in its indifference to poverty, says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokeswoman Nadia Abu-Shanab. More >>

 

 

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