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It's time for the stigmatising nature of welfare to change

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:42 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Privacy Commissioner inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) investigative practices and joins the AAAP’s call for the department to end cruel and invasive practices that can have ... More >>

Time for punitive, stigmatising nature of welfare to change

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:41 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Privacy Commissioner inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) investigative practices and joins the AAAP’s call for the department to end cruel and invasive practices that can have ... More >>

KiwiBuy could provide security to low-income families

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 11:32 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that a broad sweep of new housing programmes is required to reduce the reliance on an increasingly unaffordable and unreliable private rental market. More >>

Loan shark net tightens, but holes still remain

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:32 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the new measures announced by Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi, that will strengthen the net of protection for vulnerable consumers in the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA). More >>

Cross party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill welcome

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:14 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The cross party support for the Child Poverty Reduction Bill is a significant step forward for children and young people in Aotearoa-New Zealand. More >>

CPAG Summit 2018

Friday, 7 September 2018, 2:21 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

It is widely acknowledged that there are inadequacies in the current design of the Welfare System in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Welfare payment levels and tax credits are too low to adequately support low-income families. Policy changes over the past three ... More >>

A safe harbour in life’s financial storms

Monday, 3 September 2018, 12:18 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tangata Microfinance supports this year’s Money Week focus; asking New Zealanders how they will weather life’s financial storms, and how quickly they can bounce back. More >>

Rethinking the Welfare System for the 21st Century

Friday, 31 August 2018, 12:59 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

How can politicians and policy-makers reform the welfare system so that it is fit for families in the 21st century? More >>

Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be solved

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand - and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and ... More >>

CPAG calls for a legal limit on the total cost of credit

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 5:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) endorses the Nga Tangata Microfinance (NTM) submission on the Review of Consumer Credit. More >>

Safer consumer credit may be coming soon to Aotearoa

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:52 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

At last! Safer consumer credit may be coming soon to Aotearoa Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the Consumer Credit Regulation Review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Having made its submission today, NTM hopes that the outcome ... More >>

CPAG urges immediate action on sanctions

Friday, 15 June 2018, 5:00 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG urges immediate action on sanctions where there are children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says New Zealand must take heed of UK studies into the ineffectiveness and negative outcomes of welfare sanctions. More >>

CPAG’s Assoc Prof Mike O’Brien awarded honour

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:02 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG’s Assoc Prof Mike O’Brien named on Queen’s Birthday Honour list Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) warmly congratulates long-serving executive member Associate Professor Mike O’Brien who has been included among the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours ... More >>

CPAG looks forward to enhanced mental health services

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:52 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the opportunity to submit evidenced-based recommendations to improve the delivery of mental health and addiction services across New Zealand. More >>

Appointment of Prof Innes Asher to Welfare Advisory Group

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 5:33 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is delighted with today’s news that Professor Innes Asher, a long-standing member of the organisation, has been selected as a member of the Government’s Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG). More >>

CPAG education expert appointed to education Taskforce

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. ... More >>

Sector unites to support a reduction in Child Poverty

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 7:01 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill and changes to the Vulnerable Children’s Act (2014) are important new steps toward improving the lives of many of Aotearoa’s children. CPAG has submitted on ... More >>

Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantage

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 7:00 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if passed, the Education (Social Investment Funding and Abolition of Decile System) Amendment Bill could put schools serving income poor ... More >>

Ngā Tangata celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 12:41 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) is thrilled to have the Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and Disability Issues, join its celebration in West Auckland on 23 February. More >>

CPAG welcomes new and improved Tomorrow’s Schools (amended)

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

A new Education Work Programme that focuses on inclusive education, reducing barriers to participation and improving children’s outcomes is welcomed by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

 

 

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