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Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:01 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that Treasury’s error in overestimating the numbers of children lifted out of poverty by both National and Labour’s families packages provides an opportunity for the Government to take bold action. More >>

A socially caring economic model to follow

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 3:40 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that successful ethical lending schemes such as Nga Tangata Microfinance (NTM) that are designed to empower families in hardship and reduce the effect of debt, should be a model for adoption nationwide. More >>

New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:17 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the new Child Poverty Monitor 2017 report shows some improvements in rates and number of children in material hardship, but the figures should be viewed with a degree of caution. More >>

Call for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:43 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Reducing child poverty was on top of the agenda for New Zealand’s main political parties going into the 2017 Election. Political leaders shared a vision for improving children’s wellbeing and signalled there was a common understanding that the level ... More >>

Children's income needs should be addressed urgently

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 4:22 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the Government’s recent announcements to ease student hardship by a $50 increase in allowances on 1 January, 2018 , and urges Parliament to address children’s needs with similar urgency. More >>

A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for children

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 12:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

More than 40,000 children are hospitalised each year with preventable illnesses that can be attributed to poverty and poor living conditions, and vastly improving legislation around the quality and safety of rental homes is imperative if the wellbeing ... More >>

A New Zealand where all children can flourish

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 12:47 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that with a new minister for Child Poverty Reduction, there is hope for measurable improvement in the lives of affected children in Aotearoa-New Zealand. More >>

MSD is treating loans as income in the courts

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 2:50 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Borrowed money should not count as income that can reduce benefit entitlements, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

NZ First anti-discrimination policy could be promising

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 2:43 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

With a new government undecided, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) urges participants in coalition talks to prioritise child wellbeing policies."Fixing Working for Families (WFF) is imperative and fundamental if we want to see a meaningful and lasting ... More >>

Harsh punishments on sole parents fuel child poverty

Friday, 15 September 2017, 2:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that urgently removing Sections 176, 177, 178 from the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill and extending the In-Work Tax Credit portion of Working for Families to all children irrespective of their parents’ ... More >>

Every child should be able to flourish in NZ - #Tick4Kids

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 5:02 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

This week advocacy movement Tick for Kids is launching a campaign to engage politicians and the public in discussion about what needs to be done to improve life for children in New Zealand, and to encourage voters to align their vote according to the needs ... More >>

Education priorities for all children to flourish

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 8:51 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The upcoming election provides an opportunity for all political parties to put the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children at the centre of their education policies, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

Bold plans needed to tackle child poverty not vague promises

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 7:48 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says bold plans are needed, not vague promises that the current Government will reduce child poverty numbers by 100,000 some years in the future. More >>

Every Child's Right to a Healthy Home

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 12:51 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Today at 5:30pm Every Child Counts and the Child Poverty Action Group are hosting a housing forum , asking political parties what they will do to improve access to healthy, affordable housing. More >>

Beyond Social Investment: 2017 Summit - CPAG

Monday, 4 September 2017, 1:24 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) will hold its annual Social Security Summit " Beyond Social Investment" this Friday, September 8 at the University of Auckland. More >>

Parental income test needs urgent attention

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 12:53 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds Labour’s latest policy announcement for students as a much needed step in the right direction. More >>

People's Review report shows urgent policies needed

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:52 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the People’s Review of Renting report released today by ActionStation and Renters United should be considered by Members of Parliament to be further evidence supporting the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill ... More >>

Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s No.1 priority

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 2:38 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key, said as he was knighted for service to New Zealand, that the only regret he had from his ten years in office was not eliminating child poverty . More >>

Eliminating Child Poverty in Northland

Friday, 18 August 2017, 2:45 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group in Whangarei are hosting a political forum next Wednesday 23 August, to hear from local candidates standing in the Whangarei General Electorate, Northland General Electorate and Tai Tokerau Maori Electorate, about their vision ... More >>

Prevent youth crime by ending poverty, says CPAG

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:33 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

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 >>

 

 

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