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Give all low-income children equal support says CPAG

Monday, 14 July 2014, 1:32 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the government should disentangle support for children from work incentives for parents, and treat all low income children equally. More >>

Entrenched child poverty no cause for celebration

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 10:55 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says high child poverty rates have become normalised and New Zealand's poorest children should expect a far greater level of ambition for their well-being. More >>

Fair schooling should reduce disadvantage of poorest kids

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 8:45 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Compulsory education policy must address children's disadvantages outside school to improve their life chances, says Child Poverty Action Group in a new policy paper to be released on Thursday. More >>

Children pay for short-cuts in early childhood care

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 9:19 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is essential that the push to increase participation in early childhood services is matched by a focus on high quality, culturally responsive services. More >>

Children affected by benefit sanctions remain invisible

Monday, 16 June 2014, 10:41 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the welfare of children affected by the government's benefit sanctions remains a deep concern. More >>

Greens' focus on teen health welcome

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 12:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says a Green Party policy to provide free healthcare for all children and young people up to 18 would make a real difference to teenagers' health. More >>

The revolving door - student transience in Auckland schools

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 1:05 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

"Transience compounds children's other disadvantages and is too great a problem for schools to deal with alone," says Child Poverty Action Group. CPAG has undertaken new research on transience or student mobility in Auckland schools, which will be ... More >>

Sick children need leadership on poverty

Friday, 2 May 2014, 9:39 am | Child Poverty Action Group

A Child Poverty Action Group report released today says New Zealand can radically improve the problem of poor child health, if it chooses to address the causes which are rooted in poverty. Child Poverty and Health is the first of a series of CPAG ... More >>

Minister's crack-down on loan sharks a crack-up

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:38 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Loan sharks profiteering from our poorest communities will be laughing out loud as they read the ineffectual restrictions included in the latest version of the Credit Contracts and Financial Services Reform Bill. Lenders who already have good systems ... More >>

Children badly affected by problem debt

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 10:28 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Children badly affected by problem debt Child Poverty Action Group says problem debt takes a heavy toll on children and New Zealand's consumer credit framework does not protect their interests. Many Kiwi families have nothing in reserve. Dr M. Claire ... More >>

Children still missing out after quakes

Friday, 7 March 2014, 9:37 am | Child Poverty Action Group

“Children in Christchurch are missing out on the conditions they need to grow into healthy adults,” says the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

Minimum pay rise only part of the picture for families

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 5:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the rise in the minimum wage but says sensible and fair adjustments to family income assistance are also needed. More >>

Bold policies needed to tackle child poverty

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 1:36 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group applauds the Salvation Army's strong message to political parties in election year that New Zealand must tackle the root causes of child poverty with bold policies. More >>

Education changes ignore underlying issue of poverty

Friday, 24 January 2014, 1:00 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group welcomes extra funding targeted towards improving educational achievement but says policy changes announced yesterday will make only a small impact. More >>

Child Poverty Monitor highlights importance of family income

Monday, 9 December 2013, 12:21 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the inaugural Child Poverty Monitor and congratulates the Office of the Children's Commissioner, the JR McKenzie Trust and the University of Otago's NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service. The Monitor puts all the known ... More >>

Shocking poverty causing shocking diseases in our children

Monday, 9 December 2013, 9:01 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group's spokesperson Professor Innes Asher says, "The country's first Child Poverty Monitor shows shocking poverty causing shocking diseases in our children, and this can change if we want to." The Monitor shows a steady ... More >>

CPAG backs Health Committees recommendations

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 2:19 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group welcomes recommendations by a Health Committees report to improve children's health and prevent child abuse. CPAG spokesperson Associate Professor Nikki Turner says recommendations by a Health Committees report could signal ... More >>

CPAG backs Salvation Army Housing report

Friday, 15 November 2013, 2:07 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says Salvation Army Housing Report 'Give Me Shelter' highlights the struggle of vulnerable families. CPAG spokesperson Associate Professor Mike O'Brien agreed with the report's findings that called for a new approach to housing to help ... More >>

Group welcomes first reading of Mana's Feed the Kids Bill

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 8:53 am | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG spokesperson Associate Professor Mike O'Brien is encouraging all parties to support the Bill through to Select Committee. More >>

Crucial for Government to monitor and measure child poverty

Friday, 8 November 2013, 10:26 am | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG spokesperson Associate Professor Nikki Turner says it is commendable the government has programmes in place such as the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme to help tackle aspects of child poverty. More >>

 

 

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