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Budget 2017: A trickle not a tide

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:10 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Budget 2017: A trickle not a tide Source: Child Poverty Action Group -- The Budget announced today shows some slight change in the weather for families in poverty, but it is not the sea change that is required for many, says Child Poverty Action ... More >>

Families must feature in Budget 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Families must feature in Budget 2017 Source: Child Poverty Action Group -- In 2017 far too many families have neither a warm safe home nor sufficient money after rent for necessities to enable their children to thrive. CPAG expects changes to Working ... More >>

Child Poverty Action Group annual Post Budget events

Monday, 22 May 2017, 2:33 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Find out what the impact of Budget 2017 will be for families and children, in Child Poverty Action Group’s 2017 Post Budget presentations. More >>

Health priorities for a NZ where children can flourish

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 9:22 am | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group) says that with a government election impending, it is crucial to bring in policies that have the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children. More >>

Hospitalisations linked to poverty must be reduced

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 1:52 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that high rates of childhood bronchiectasis evidenced in the latest report from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation , should provide the motivation for Government to prioritise spending with children’s health ... More >>

Proposed funding model could do more harm

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:31 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that axing the current decile funding system on the basis that it is too crude, only to replace it with another that is already said to to be unreliable, may have the result of seriously disadvantaging schools ... More >>

Band-Aid responses to the deepening housing shortage

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 3:58 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

New Zealand’s housing crisis appears to be worsening with escalating need as well as wide concern by housing agencies and the Government alike, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

Latest income and welfare changes fall short of addressing n

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 5:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

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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 >>

 

 

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