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CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net

Sunday, 17 December 2017, 10:25 am | CPAG

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times ... More >>

Families package signals a sea change for children

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 9:51 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s Families Package announced today , which provides a significant boost to income support where it’s desperately needed. More >>

Prevent youth crime by ending poverty, says CPAG

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:31 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government must focus its efforts on the causes of youth offending, as a bootcamp programme is an unwelcome and unhelpful ambulance at the bottom of the cliff . More >>

CPAG supports housing petition by Medical Students

Monday, 24 July 2017, 2:08 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) endorses the petition by the Medical Students for Global Awareness (MSGA) , calling on Members of Parliament to support the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No. 2) at its second reading this week. More >>

CPAG stands behind figures showing $2.8 billion cuts

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 12:30 pm | CPAG

CPAG stands behind figures showing $2.8 billion cuts to Working for Families Source: Child Poverty Action Group -- Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is standing behind figures it has published which show the Government has cut over $2.8 billion out ... More >>

New CPAG Report: Children and the Living Wage

Monday, 27 February 2017, 3:30 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that care must be taken not to undermine the needs of families by promoting a Living Wage (LW) as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. More >>

Support for Heidi Hayward’s open letter from CPAG

Monday, 12 December 2016, 2:07 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the courageous and forthright efforts of Dunedin school principal Heidi Hayward , and encourages more voices to join Heidi’s in support. More >>

Erase Christmas woes with more inclusive policies

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 4:08 pm | CPAG

Christmas is a time for celebrating family values, and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says it's time to test the Government's values by asking them to provide better support for those in need, and make Working for Families more inclusive. More >>

Grandparent caregivers need greater support

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:14 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that If New Zealand’s new Ministry Oranga Tamariki is truly committed to supporting vulnerable children into better outcomes, then it must ensure that the older generation with grandchildren and mokopuna placed ... More >>

CPAG: Report shows no improvement for our worst-off children

Friday, 9 September 2016, 12:11 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the results of the Household Incomes in New Zealand survey show no real signs of improvement in the quality of life for most New Zealand children living below the poverty line. More >>

CPAG launches new report on student poverty

Monday, 1 August 2016, 3:44 pm | CPAG

The case of student hardship in New Zealand has long fallen under the political and media radars, and has been swallowed up in the discourse on student loan debt. More >>

CPAG urges support for Labour's Healthy Homes Bill

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 10:05 am | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that Labour party leader Andrew Little's Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2) should be supported when it is debated in Parliament today because it will be a big step forward for the health and well-being of hundreds ... More >>

Address underlying causes of child neglect and abuse - CPAG

Friday, 28 August 2015, 1:46 pm | CPAG

The Child Poverty Action Group says the Government must address the underlying causes of child abuse and neglect to keep children safe in our communities. More >>

Petition calls for budget to create real change for children

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:16 am | CPAG

CPAG supports a major online petition launched today by ActionStation, calling for the 2015 budget to create real change for children. More >>

Part two of research series into Child Abuse and Poverty

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 4:41 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group will launch 'Child Abuse and Poverty: what are the links?' at its AGM in Auckland tomorrow. The document analyses the data from Child Youth and Family to answer the question 'Child Abuse: what role does poverty play?' More >>

CPAG members gather for AGM in Auckland this week

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 10:18 am | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group hold their AGM on Wednesday July 31st at the Western Springs Garden Community Hall and welcome all to attend. More >>

What CPAG wants in the Budget

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 1:33 pm | CPAG

CPAG is looking to the Government for a strong indication that it now appreciates the scale and tragedy of child poverty in New Zealand. More >>

Empowering New Zealand: CPAG says yes to electricity reform

Friday, 19 April 2013, 5:36 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group says electricity reforms proposed by the Green Party and Labour are a breath of fresh air and show there is an alternative to ever-rising electricity prices. More >>

Hasty Education Bill puts NZ’s Poorest Children At Risk

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 4:20 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group argues that the Education Amendment Bill (no. 4) puts some of New Zealand’s poorest children at risk. More >>

No excuse to delay on food in schools

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 11:11 am | CPAG

No excuse to delay on food in schools Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has renewed its call for breakfast to be provided to children in decile one, two and three primary and intermediate schools. The call comes after the release of the Children’s Health ... More >>



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