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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 >>

Will Budget 2019 be transformational for children?

Monday, 27 May 2019, 2:40 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is looking to the Government to deliver a package in Budget 2019 that will truly transform the lives of children living in Aotearoa who experience the most severe poverty. More >>

Targets overlook the 174000 children living in worst poverty

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 5:36 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to see the Government set ambitious 10-year targets for child poverty reduction , but we are disappointed not to see a target set for improving thousands of young lives where the worst of poverty is found. More >>

CPAG welcomes Govt move to abolish NCEA fees

Monday, 13 May 2019, 1:31 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG ) is thrilled by this morning’s announcement from the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins that NCEA fees are to be abolished. More >>

CPAG welcomes WEAG recommendations to ensure dignity for all

Friday, 3 May 2019, 3:44 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes today’s release of the long-anticipated report from the Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG): Whakamana Tāngata: Restoring Dignity to Social Security in New Zealand. More >>

CPAG welcomes WEAG recommendations to ensure dignity for all

Friday, 3 May 2019, 3:41 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes today’s release of the long-anticipated report from the Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG): Whakamana Tāngata: Restoring Dignity to Social Security in New Zealand. More >>

New data on benefit sanctions show fairer treatment

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 4:53 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the latest data on benefits from the Ministry of Social Development, which shows the number of sanctions tracking down significantly compared to previous years. More >>

Safe Fair Interest Free Loans top $1 million

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 12:43 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) has this month celebrated a key milestone, providing over $1 million in safe fair and affordable no interest loans to nearly 500 low income clients. More >>

No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 7:37 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group cautiously welcomes the government’s response to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report . More >>

Cap on interest rates vital to protect vulnerable NZers

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:13 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the proposed amendments to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance law do not go nearly far enough to provide vulnerable New Zealanders the protection they desperately need. More >>

Shift in mindset needed to address education inequality

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 11:44 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Ministry of Education’s review of Tomorrow’s Schools and submitted yesterday on the report Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini. More >>

New Child Poverty stats will provide baseline for reduction

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 5:45 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

New Child Poverty statistics will provide a sound baseline for reduction targets More >>

CPAG presents: Measuring deprivation in New Zealand

Friday, 29 March 2019, 2:58 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG and Associate Professor Dan Exeter are launching a series of discussion documents which look at the concentration and drivers of deprivation in regions across Aotearoa, using The New Zealand Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). More >>

Measuring deprivation in New Zealand regions

Monday, 25 March 2019, 5:30 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG ) and Associate Professor Dan Exeter are launching a series of discussion documents which look at the concentration and drivers of deprivation in regions across Aotearoa, using The New Zealand Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). More >>

Ngā Tangata: Unsafe credit costs far more than money

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 10:15 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Alarming new research from FinCap reveals the high occurrence of unsafe credit amongst those on low incomes in Aotearoa, and parallels Ngā Tangata Microfinance’s (NTM) experience over many years. More >>

CGT a lost opportunity to explore solutions to inequality

Friday, 22 February 2019, 2:54 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report and acknowledges the huge amount of time, effort and expertise involved in developing a comprehensive Capital Gains Tax (CGT). More >>

 

 

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