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Budget signals change in approach to child poverty

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:19 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is heartening to see the first real increase in beneficiary incomes since 1972 announced in Budget 2015. CPAG is pleased to see the government begin to honour its commitment to tackling New Zealand's high rates ... More >>

Petition calls for a Budget to end child poverty

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:22 am | Child Poverty Action Group

At 3.30pm today local children will join members of ActionStation and representatives of UNICEF, Child Poverty Action Group, NZ Council of Christian Social Services, the Equality Network and Tick for Kids partners to deliver a 15,000 signature petition ... More >>

Budget must ensure families have enough income to provide

Monday, 18 May 2015, 12:26 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The 2015 budget must address the issue of adequate income for families if it is serious about reducing child poverty in New Zealand, says the Child Poverty Action Group. CPAG economics spokesperson Susan St John says, "The government must ... More >>

Poverty and poor housing underlying causes of disease

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the high burden of respiratory disease in New Zealand provides further compelling evidence for the need to address underlying income and housing issues for the poorest. More >>

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:00 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty Child Poverty Action Group is delighted that the wonderful artworks produced for The Big Picture Competition are being shown at Fresh Gallery in Otara, Auckland. The nationwide schools' competition, ... More >>

Researchers disappointed by 'disappearing data'

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 4:43 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the loss of the Ministry of Social Development's annual statistical report is a blow to researchers and makes the Government's decision making on social issues less transparent. The annual statistical report was last ... More >>

It shouldn't be this hard: children, poverty and disability

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 8:58 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Disabled children are more likely to live in poverty than other children, increasing the barriers they face to participation and inclusion in society, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

New Lending Code fails to cap high interest rates

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Responsible Lending Code released yesterday will not protect consumers against the sharp teeth of predatory lending, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

State housing provides vital safety net for poor families

Monday, 23 February 2015, 9:01 am | Child Poverty Action Group

New Zealand's housing crisis is harming children and the Government must step up to make sure poor families have decent housing, says Child Poverty Action Group. It was reported in today's New Zealand Herald that rents have risen 9 per cent nationally ... More >>

Child poverty: Little to celebrate in Salvation Army report

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 5:24 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says there is not much to celebrate in the Salvation Army's 8th State of the Nation report released yesterday. More >>

2015 Budget must make child poverty a priority

Monday, 2 February 2015, 3:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child poverty is New Zealand's major social and economic issue says Child Poverty Action Group, and reaching all children affected by poverty will require significant extra funding. More >>

Children suffer: welfare's outdated ideas on relationships

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:25 am | Child Poverty Action Group

A CPAG report released today argues that the use of a 'couple' as the unit for determining welfare support is confusing and outdated, and can have serious harmful effects on children. The report has been written to raise awareness of these disturbing issues ... More >>

Monitor shows bold action needed to reduce child poverty

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:31 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The 2014 Child Poverty Monitor released today shows that reducing child poverty will require bold and sustained commitment from government. More >>

Auckland Welsh Choir's benefit concert will support CPAG

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:35 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is delighted to have been chosen as the recipients of a benefit concert by the Auckland Welsh Choir and the Devonport Chamber Orchestra. More >>

Better policy would have protected children from recession

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:31 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says an international report released by UNICEF today shows good policy can protect and improve child well-being, even during a recession. More >>

Comprehensive plan needed to end child poverty

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:08 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is vital the newly re-elected National government takes a planned and comprehensive approach to reducing child poverty in New Zealand. More >>

Families need more money to reduce child poverty

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:11 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says Prime Minister John Key is mistaken to rule out extending the In Work Tax Credit to all poor children ( The Nation 11th Oct ) and CPAG challenges government advisors to come up with a more cost effective way to reduce the worst ... More >>

Clear data needed on impact of benefit sanctions on children

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:25 am | Child Poverty Action Group

A lack of data on benefit sanctions means there is no way of knowing whether welfare reform is helping or harming children, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Wahakura Package would provide warm welcome for babies

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Greens Wahakura Welcome package announced yesterday is a wonderful example of child-centred policy which would help all children get a fair and equal start in life, says Child Poverty Action Group. CPAG health spokesperson Innes Asher says, ... More >>

John Key mistaken on extent of child poverty

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 3:46 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says Prime Minister John Key made a serious mistake over poverty rates for children in working families in the leaders' debate on TV3 last night. More >>

 

 

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