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Relationship facilitation guidelines out-dated, harmful

Monday, 30 September 2019, 1:28 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is deeply concerned about the impact for sole parents and their children of losing their financial independence when Work and Income decides the parent is in a de-facto relationship. More >>

Call for widespread implementation of the Healthy Homes

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 1:30 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Call for widespread implementation of the Healthy homes initiative, which has been shown to reduce rates of children admitted to hospital. More >>

CPAG says more funding must accompany decile replacement

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 4:02 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that yesterday’s announcement from the Minister of Education Hon. Chris Hipkins regarding the eventual dismantling of the decile system should be greeted with cautious optimism. More >>

Children and their parents need a 'Yes' from Government

Monday, 23 September 2019, 7:03 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if the Deputy Prime Minister has indicated progress is slow for welfare reform, an appropriate and timely response would be for the Government to urgently adopt the simple and effective changes outlined in ... More >>

CPAG mourns passing of Kathryn

Friday, 6 September 2019, 10:06 am | Child Poverty Action Group

It is with great sadness that Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has learned that Kathryn, whose tragic story CPAG documented in 2016, has passed away at the age of 58. CPAG expresses deepest sympathy to the family who have lost a caring and loving ... More >>

New study supports vastly improved social services funding

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 10:17 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the release of an independent study into the gap in State funding for New Zealand’s social service sector by Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) , and supports their call for the Government to "make a ... More >>

Interest rate cap a momentous change timed well

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 2:44 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Ngā Tāngata Microfinance (NTM) jointly welcome the extra consumer protections added to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) announced this week by Kris Faafoi, Minister of Commerce and Consumer ... More >>

A win for children but burden of poverty still looms

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 4:31 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy launched today by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Ministry for Children, which is intended to give effect to Government’s commitment to improving ... More >>

New research supports CPAG’s call for a housing WOF

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 12:34 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group) says that new research from the University of Otago provides a solid foundation for why the Government must not delay instating a comprehensive Warrant of Fitness for tenanted homes in Aotearoa-New Zealand, and ... More >>

Poverty to blame for escalating respiratory illness

Monday, 12 August 2019, 4:22 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the recent spotlight on children’s health by the New Zealand Herald. More >>

Define The Relationship: DTR Work and Income-Style

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 3:35 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Everyone, no matter how much they earn, should have the right to choose who they love and live with. But if you're a single parent on income support in Aotearoa, choosing love is often a luxury you can't afford. Find love with a wealthy suitor, ... More >>

Progress on public housing, but need outstrips the gains

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 1:42 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Government’s progress on creating new public housing places is cause for commendation, but not celebration yet, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

Half of children on benefits are food insecure

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 10:49 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the number of children living in households regularly going without sufficient healthy food is unacceptable, especially when healthy food is plentiful in Aotearoa-New Zealand. More >>

New report reflects outdated Welfare relationship rules

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 10:09 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Welfare system rules around relationships unjustly punish and stigmatise already struggling single parents, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

Borrowers’ pain demands "ambulance at top of cliff"

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 11:31 am | Child Poverty Action Group

As submissions closed last Friday on the Credit Contracts Amendment Bill, the clarion call from Ngā Tangata Microfinance , FinCap , budgeting services and poverty-focussed agencies throughout the country was unanimous: an interest rate cap must be a priority. More >>

CPAG welcomes Ministry of Health focus on food insecurity

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 2:49 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that income adequacy, along with the consistent certainty of income, is key to ensuring that children's nutritional needs are met for healthy brain development in their critical early years, and for ensuring that ... More >>

CPAG submits on Consumer Credit legislation

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 2:09 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG joins with FinCap and Ngā Tangata Microfinance in calling for the Government to include an interest rate cap in the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill, to complement the Bill’s policy to limit to the total cost of borrowing. More >>

Remarkable CPAG economist’s NZ honour well-deserved

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 2:47 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) warmly congratulates its co-founder and economics spokesperson Associate Professor Susan St John on becoming Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to social policy. More >>

Nothing transformational for children in poverty

Friday, 31 May 2019, 8:41 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has said that the Government should be warmly congratulated for the reframing of the Budget to reflect human wellbeing outcomes. More >>

CPAG calls for free dental and health care for all youth

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 12:39 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling for free healthcare, including dentistry, prescriptions and specialist hearing and vision care for all children and adolescents under 18 years of age, in a submission to the New Zealand Health and Disability System ... More >>

 

 

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