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Poor families at back of the queue for decent housing - CPAG

Monday, 17 August 2015, 12:30 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Urgent action is needed to make sure families have healthy and affordable homes, says the Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Healthy and affordable housing campaign: Auckland launch

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 8:11 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

This month, CPAG is campaigning to raise public and political awareness about the poor housing conditions endured by children and families living in poverty in New Zealand. More >>

Low income students ‘locked out’ of tertiary education

Friday, 14 August 2015, 1:13 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the increasing costs facing all students are effectively locking poor students out of tertiary education. More >>

Children harmed by 19th century approach to welfare debtors

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 11:21 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says hundreds of young mothers with young children are being hounded for repayment of debt to Work and Income NZ when tax debt costs the country much more. More >>

'No justification' for Government delay on benefit increases

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:56 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the Minister of Social Development Minister should give a full explanation of why benefit levels were not raised immediately following the 2015 Budget. More >>

Children in poverty cannot wait

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 3:49 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is a tragedy for young children growing up in poverty today that the government will not take the steps needed to meet their urgent needs. More >>

OECD report indicates better policy needed to reduce poverty

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 9:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

OECD Economic Surveys NEW ZEALAND (PDF): http://www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/New-Zealand-2015-overview.pdf More >>

Why are we sending women with children to prison?

Friday, 5 June 2015, 11:36 am | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG welcomes the latest report from the Families Commission " Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison" More >>

Budget signals change in approach to child poverty

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:19 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is heartening to see the first real increase in beneficiary incomes since 1972 announced in Budget 2015. CPAG is pleased to see the government begin to honour its commitment to tackling New Zealand's high rates ... More >>

Petition calls for a Budget to end child poverty

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:22 am | Child Poverty Action Group

At 3.30pm today local children will join members of ActionStation and representatives of UNICEF, Child Poverty Action Group, NZ Council of Christian Social Services, the Equality Network and Tick for Kids partners to deliver a 15,000 signature petition ... More >>

Budget must ensure families have enough income to provide

Monday, 18 May 2015, 12:26 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The 2015 budget must address the issue of adequate income for families if it is serious about reducing child poverty in New Zealand, says the Child Poverty Action Group. CPAG economics spokesperson Susan St John says, "The government must ... More >>

Poverty and poor housing underlying causes of disease

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the high burden of respiratory disease in New Zealand provides further compelling evidence for the need to address underlying income and housing issues for the poorest. More >>

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:00 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty Child Poverty Action Group is delighted that the wonderful artworks produced for The Big Picture Competition are being shown at Fresh Gallery in Otara, Auckland. The nationwide schools' competition, ... More >>

Researchers disappointed by 'disappearing data'

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 4:43 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the loss of the Ministry of Social Development's annual statistical report is a blow to researchers and makes the Government's decision making on social issues less transparent. The annual statistical report was last ... More >>

It shouldn't be this hard: children, poverty and disability

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 8:58 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Disabled children are more likely to live in poverty than other children, increasing the barriers they face to participation and inclusion in society, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

New Lending Code fails to cap high interest rates

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Responsible Lending Code released yesterday will not protect consumers against the sharp teeth of predatory lending, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

State housing provides vital safety net for poor families

Monday, 23 February 2015, 9:01 am | Child Poverty Action Group

New Zealand's housing crisis is harming children and the Government must step up to make sure poor families have decent housing, says Child Poverty Action Group. It was reported in today's New Zealand Herald that rents have risen 9 per cent nationally ... More >>

Child poverty: Little to celebrate in Salvation Army report

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 5:24 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says there is not much to celebrate in the Salvation Army's 8th State of the Nation report released yesterday. More >>

2015 Budget must make child poverty a priority

Monday, 2 February 2015, 3:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child poverty is New Zealand's major social and economic issue says Child Poverty Action Group, and reaching all children affected by poverty will require significant extra funding. More >>

Children suffer: welfare's outdated ideas on relationships

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:25 am | Child Poverty Action Group

A CPAG report released today argues that the use of a 'couple' as the unit for determining welfare support is confusing and outdated, and can have serious harmful effects on children. The report has been written to raise awareness of these disturbing issues ... More >>

 

 

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