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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New report reflects outdated Welfare relationship rules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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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