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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 >>

Children of beneficiary parents losing ground

Monday, 21 October 2013, 7:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says children of beneficiary parents losing ground under the new welfare reforms. More >>

CPAG says benefit sanctions need monitoring.

Monday, 21 October 2013, 7:18 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group's latest research backgrounder - Benefit sanctions: Creating an invisible underclass - shows monitoring systems are lacking and creating confusion over the numbers sanctioned, in particular parents of children. More >>

Supreme Court no route to Justice for 230,000 NZ children

Monday, 30 September 2013, 9:36 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group has decided not to pursue its long-running human rights case in the Supreme Court but will continue to battle for the rights of New Zealand's poorest children. More >>

CPAG celebrates 75th birthday of Social Security Act 1938

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 2:35 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group and Holy Trinity Cathedral held a joint celebration on Monday night to draw attention to the significance of the Social Security Act that Michael Joseph Savage introduced 75 years ago. More >>

CPAG celebrate the birth of the welfare state

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 1:00 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group spokesperson Alan Johnson says Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral would fill to the brim many, many times over with the number of New Zealand children who live in poverty. More >>

"Government discriminates against low-income children"

Saturday, 31 August 2013, 9:38 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group sought a declaration from the Court of Appeal that the In Work Tax Credit, worth at least $60 a week for low income families, unjustifiably discriminates by leaving out families on benefits. While agreeing that there is discrimination, ... More >>

News from CPAG

Monday, 19 August 2013, 9:44 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Health check up finds free after-hours visits for under sixes improving but more progress is needed More >>

Children's Action Plan needs broader scope

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 10:49 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the government's announcement of a Children's Action Plan acknowledges the importance of protecting vulnerable children from violence. More >>

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