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A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for children

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 12:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

More than 40,000 children are hospitalised each year with preventable illnesses that can be attributed to poverty and poor living conditions, and vastly improving legislation around the quality and safety of rental homes is imperative if the wellbeing ... More >>

A New Zealand where all children can flourish

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 12:47 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that with a new minister for Child Poverty Reduction, there is hope for measurable improvement in the lives of affected children in Aotearoa-New Zealand. More >>

MSD is treating loans as income in the courts

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 2:50 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Borrowed money should not count as income that can reduce benefit entitlements, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

NZ First anti-discrimination policy could be promising

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 2:43 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

With a new government undecided, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) urges participants in coalition talks to prioritise child wellbeing policies."Fixing Working for Families (WFF) is imperative and fundamental if we want to see a meaningful and lasting ... More >>

Harsh punishments on sole parents fuel child poverty

Friday, 15 September 2017, 2:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that urgently removing Sections 176, 177, 178 from the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill and extending the In-Work Tax Credit portion of Working for Families to all children irrespective of their parents’ ... More >>

Every child should be able to flourish in NZ - #Tick4Kids

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 5:02 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

This week advocacy movement Tick for Kids is launching a campaign to engage politicians and the public in discussion about what needs to be done to improve life for children in New Zealand, and to encourage voters to align their vote according to the needs ... More >>

Education priorities for all children to flourish

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 8:51 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The upcoming election provides an opportunity for all political parties to put the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children at the centre of their education policies, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

Bold plans needed to tackle child poverty not vague promises

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 7:48 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says bold plans are needed, not vague promises that the current Government will reduce child poverty numbers by 100,000 some years in the future. More >>

Every Child's Right to a Healthy Home

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 12:51 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Today at 5:30pm Every Child Counts and the Child Poverty Action Group are hosting a housing forum , asking political parties what they will do to improve access to healthy, affordable housing. More >>

Beyond Social Investment: 2017 Summit - CPAG

Monday, 4 September 2017, 1:24 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) will hold its annual Social Security Summit " Beyond Social Investment" this Friday, September 8 at the University of Auckland. More >>

Parental income test needs urgent attention

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 12:53 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds Labour’s latest policy announcement for students as a much needed step in the right direction. More >>

People's Review report shows urgent policies needed

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:52 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the People’s Review of Renting report released today by ActionStation and Renters United should be considered by Members of Parliament to be further evidence supporting the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill ... More >>

Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s No.1 priority

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 2:38 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key, said as he was knighted for service to New Zealand, that the only regret he had from his ten years in office was not eliminating child poverty . More >>

Eliminating Child Poverty in Northland

Friday, 18 August 2017, 2:45 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group in Whangarei are hosting a political forum next Wednesday 23 August, to hear from local candidates standing in the Whangarei General Electorate, Northland General Electorate and Tai Tokerau Maori Electorate, about their vision ... More >>

Prevent youth crime by ending poverty, says CPAG

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:33 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government must focus its efforts on the causes of youth offending, as a bootcamp programme is an unwelcome and unhelpful ambulance at the bottom of the cliff . More >>

Concern new education funding disguises cost-cutting

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 2:11 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) advises that scrapping the current decile funding system and replacing it with a targeted approach must come with significant additional funding if it is to reduce the financial stress on struggling schools. More >>

Housing priorities for an NZ where all children can flourish

Monday, 31 July 2017, 8:39 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The upcoming election provides an opportunity for all political parties to put the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children at the centre of their policies, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

No signs of real improvement for poorest families, says CPAG

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 2:56 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The latest Household Incomes Survey report shows that not everyone is better off, despite that income poverty seems to have lessened since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. More >>

Bold changes and combined efforts could work

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 1:47 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Bold changes and combined efforts could work for families, says CPAG Child Poverty Action Group -- Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the Green Party’s "Mending the Safety Net" policy announcement of Sunday, which is the boldest step yet ... More >>

A good start to WFF changes, what will Greens have in store?

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:11 am | Child Poverty Action Group

There could finally be some real headway made with Working for Families (WFF) if all the latest policy announcements come into effect, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). But more boxes need to be ticked before WFF can begin to have the desired ... More >>

 

 

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