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CPAG Launches Welfare Fit for Families Campaign

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 11:57 am | CPAG

What will it take to ensure that all children living in Aotearoa-New Zealand have all their wellbeing needs met? More >>

CPAG welcomes Govt announcement of tenancy law review

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 1:30 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s plans to review rental law , and is pleased that it intends to engage in public consultation, allowing those who are most affected to have a say in what reforms will have the most positive impacts ... More >>

CPAG calls for review of all benefit debts

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 2:48 pm | CPAG

Urgent changes must be made following the d ecision by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) not to appeal the High Court’s ruling that loans are not income for benefit purposes, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

The time for tame reforms of tenancy law is over says CPAG

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 5:58 pm | CPAG

As a country we should see that every every Kiwi child has the right to live in a home which is warm, safe and secure, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 8:09 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that his ministry will be kicking off New Zealand’s most extensive survey of child poverty this month "to give a clearer picture of how poverty affects ... More >>

Too soon for the tooth fairy: new report from CPAG

Monday, 7 May 2018, 8:08 am | CPAG

Every year, New Zealand hospitals see over 40,000 admissions for poverty-related and potentially preventable health issues in children. Chronic poor physical health in children can lead to problems lasting into adulthood, and poor dental health is ... More >>

Warm congratulations to Professor Innes Asher

Friday, 2 March 2018, 2:00 pm | CPAG

Warm congratulations to Professor Innes Asher Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is delighted to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Professor Innes Asher in her work toward ending child poverty. More >>

Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 4:32 pm | CPAG

-- Treasury’s Budget Policy Statement (BPS) 2018 indicates some real progress in terms of social wellbeing, but there are still outstanding issues that need to be urgently considered ahead of the upcoming Budget, says Child Poverty Action Group ... More >>

New poverty measures will provide a broader picture - CPAG

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 7:35 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the Government for its new Child Poverty Reduction Bill. In particular, its comprehensive multi-tiered poverty lines will provide a broader picture of the depth of child poverty than any single measure could. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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