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Prioritise investing in high quality ECCE for all children

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:44 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) calls on Government to demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) to our nation’s children, including reinstating a policy of 100% qualified staff. More >>

Support for UCAN NZ Health Charter

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:23 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG ) supports and endorses the Health Charter by the United Communities Action Network New Zealand (UCAN) that says "everyone deserves the right to health". More >>

Doctors and families embrace free Dr visits for under-13s

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:34 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that significantly reducing the number of hospital admissions for preventable illness among children should be a national goal. More >>

Technical efficiency not enough for children

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 11:40 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) urges Prime Minister Bill English not to trifle with Working for Families (WFF), but to deliver meaningful change for those who most need it in his promised family package. More >>

Poverty link to risk of child abuse cannot be ignored

Friday, 3 March 2017, 2:32 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) supports and endorses the open letter by the Human Rights Commission calling on the Prime Minister to initiate an independent inquiry into the abuse of people held in State care, in order to "identify the systemic ... More >>

Social housing demand up 49% since 2015

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 2:53 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the Government must urgently deliver a wider range of affordable housing solutions as a credible response to the rising need for emergency financial support. These solutions include building more state houses and ... More >>

Make housing low-income families a priority

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 4:32 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

In it’s submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2017 this week, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) said that reducing the rate and depth of child poverty must be the first priority in the 2017 budget. More >>

New Zealand off the track with child wellbeing

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 10:18 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation report reveals an alarming lack of improvement for children living in poverty in New Zealand despite a significant growth in the economy. More >>

Plea for a cross-party commitment to ending child poverty

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 11:00 am | Child Poverty Action Group

We have the figures: we know that 28% of children living in Aotearoa are experiencing the effects of some form of income poverty - they are living in families who have incomes that are less than 60% of the average median, after housing costs. More >>

Minimum wage increase has minimal impact without supports

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:11 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

For the second time inside of two years the National Government has increased the minimum wage by 50 cents per hour, this year equating to a 3.3% increase (down slightly from last year’s 3.4%). More >>

Documentary will reveal harsh realities for homeless youth

Monday, 16 January 2017, 12:59 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

More than half of the 41,000 homeless in New Zealand are under 25 - and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the causes of homelessness must be addressed urgently, or a cycle of poverty and crime will perpetuate, and rates of youth suicide - already ... More >>

Child Poverty Monitor 2016: Action plan needed now

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 8:50 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Rates of poverty, no matter how they are measured, are worse for children than any other group, and a comprehensive Government-led plan must be implemented urgently to achieve real improvement says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

"Family package" something to look forward to?

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:17 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the latest comments from Prime Minister John Key around shaping budget surpluses into better support for families is heartening. More >>

Praise for progressive move by Hawke's Bay DHB

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Congratulations to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the visionary step taken by this district to direct funding to extending free general health visits for all children until they turn 18. More >>

Inflation stats should prompt meaninful action

Friday, 11 November 2016, 1:50 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show what low-income families know only too well. More >>

Beware automatic cost cuts that harm children, says CPAG

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:24 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says it comes has no surprise that Government’s books show a much bigger surplus - $1.8 billion for the year ended June 2016 - than the estimated $668 million it had anticipated. More >>

UN report on child poverty shows urgent action needed

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 9:27 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The recent United Nations report provides startling evidence that New Zealand has departed from its once past proud record on social issues to having a blatant lack of regard for children and families who are most in need. More >>

More comprehensive plan needed to end child poverty

Monday, 3 October 2016, 6:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

More comprehensive plan needed to end child poverty Source: Child Poverty Action Group -- Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) strongly endorses the Children’s Commissioner’s call for all parties to work together to reduce child poverty rates. Using the material ... More >>

Child Poverty and Social Injustice seminar in Wellington

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:56 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Despite a common urge to cling to the ideology of New Zealand as an egalitarian society, we are not all treated equally in this land of abundance and flourishing economy. Our modern systems exist upon a vision that being ‘in paid work’ is the only ... More >>

Park Up For Homes final protest in Palmy

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 12:03 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The #ParkUpForHomes movement has seen over 2000 people rally together in locations across New Zealand, standing for the rights of all Kiwis to have a safe, warm home to live in. This Friday, Park Up For Homes will hold its final protest event in Palmerston ... More >>

 

 

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