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Better resourced schools, better outcomes for children

Monday, 18 April 2016, 9:55 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that UNICEF 's recently released Innocenti Report Card 13 is clear evidence that Government must shift to a child-centred focus for all areas of policy, with close attention to children's educational needs. Providing ... More >>

CYF steps up, what about the rest?

Friday, 8 April 2016, 12:13 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

An overhaul of Child Youth and Family (CYF) policies has been a long time coming, and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applaud the recommendations by the Expert Panel dedicated to the modernisation of CYF, published in a comprehensive report . The ... More >>

CPAG Fix Working for Families Campaign launch

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:47 am | Child Poverty Action Group

To coincide with the overdue increase in benefit rates and the base rate of the Working for Families In-Work Tax Credit, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is launching a campaign today to raise public and political awareness of the fundamental inadequacies ... More >>

Housing WOFs will see children thrive

Friday, 4 March 2016, 1:48 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is calling for this Government to rethink their rental housing strategy and instate mandatory a Warrant of Fitness (WoF) for all rental properties across New Zealand to save children’s lives and lessen their illnesses. More >>

So what about Working for Familie

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 1:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Yesterday's announcement of a 50 cent increase in the minimum wage from April 1 to $15.25 per hour is welcomed by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). It means an additional twenty dollars (before tax) for a 40-hour week on the minimum-wage: an overall annual ... More >>

Stop the Blame, Shift the Funding

Friday, 26 February 2016, 8:28 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says that if there's no more Government funding to allocate to schooling, then it is only fair that a greater proportion of current operational funding should be shifted from higher decile schools to lower decile schools with ... More >>

Hikoi for Homes - major marches and rallies tomorrow

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:11 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The events - jointly organised by the Child Poverty Action Group, Auckland Action Against Poverty, First Union and Unite - promise to attract hundreds of people moved to march for quality, affordable and safe housing for all New Zealanders. More >>

New Zealanders in need being failed by government

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 10:19 am | Child Poverty Action Group

A research report released today is the latest proof that Auckland’s housing crisis is at breaking point and that those most in need are being systemically ignored by our government. More >>

Christchurch housing still a major issue for many

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 9:15 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Access to housing is in a state of national crisis, but few from outside the Canterbury region know quite what it’s like to live in life-changing post-quake vulnerability. More >>

'Time to raise age of fostercare in New Zealand,' says CPAG

Friday, 4 September 2015, 4:38 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is supporting a campaign to raise the age of state care from 17 to 21 and says it is unrealistic to expect a 17 year old to be completely independent. More >>

CPAG Summit - Welfare fit for families in a changing world

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 4:18 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

A Child Poverty Action Group summit in Auckland next week will look at what needs to change for New Zealand’s welfare and child policy to support all children and families in the 21st Century. More >>

Becoming "fighting fit" with money

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 7:52 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Getting into shape physically requires regular discipline in diet and exercise. Our finances also require regular attention. Firstly, for overall financial health, the amount we pay on debt must be brought under control. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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