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Food poverty due to inadequate incomes and high cost housing

Monday, 10 December 2018, 9:21 am | Child Poverty Action Group

CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides bold, brave blueprint

Friday, 7 December 2018, 12:15 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the release of the 31 recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent taskforce is a genuine and game changing blueprint to radically change New Zealand education. More >>

CPAG welcomes He Ara Oranga: Report

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 12:34 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the newly released He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction , and says it a comprehensive and substantive response to the wide ranging submissions, with commendable focus ... More >>

Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change ne

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2:52 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG welcomes the coalition Government’s intention to embed a framework which "will set the direction for how to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in New Zealand" . Such a strategy will be a significant development toward ... More >>

New report from MSD highlights urgent need for action

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 4:48 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

A new report from Growing Up in New Zealand (GUINZ) data published this week by the Ministry of Social Development highlights the critical link between material hardship and emotional and physical health outcomes for children. It also highlights the greater ... More >>

New article on child poverty and disability welcomed by CPAG

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 12:54 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes Breaking the Link Between Disability and Child and Whanau Poverty a new article by Sam Murray of CCS Disability Action highlighting the inequities that exist among whānau with experiences of disability. More >>

Video project to amplify the voices of beneficiaries

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:44 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and We Are Beneficiaries have teamed up to amplify the voices of those who have experienced first hand that Aotearoa’s current system of welfare is not always the supportive safety net that it was built to be. More >>

Negative experiences at WINZ

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:12 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and ActionStation welcome the Government’s vision for "a welfare system … that ensures people have an adequate income and standard of living, [and] are treated with, and can live in dignity and are able to participate ... More >>

Government on the right track to more inclusive education

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 2:06 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The 600 new support staff for schools announced by the Ministry of Education over the weekend is a welcome advance for children in Aotearoa, and one that could not come soon enough considering the latest OECD stats on education inequality, says ... More >>

Importance of Working for Families recognised

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 2:15 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes recognition by the Tax Working Group (TWG) that Working for Families (WFF) provides vital tax transfers to low-income families to offset high taxes on low incomes and make taxes fairer. More >>

It's time for the stigmatising nature of welfare to change

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:42 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Privacy Commissioner inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) investigative practices and joins the AAAP’s call for the department to end cruel and invasive practices that can have ... More >>

Time for punitive, stigmatising nature of welfare to change

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:41 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Privacy Commissioner inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) investigative practices and joins the AAAP’s call for the department to end cruel and invasive practices that can have ... More >>

KiwiBuy could provide security to low-income families

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 11:32 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that a broad sweep of new housing programmes is required to reduce the reliance on an increasingly unaffordable and unreliable private rental market. More >>

Loan shark net tightens, but holes still remain

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:32 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the new measures announced by Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi, that will strengthen the net of protection for vulnerable consumers in the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA). More >>

Cross party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill welcome

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:14 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The cross party support for the Child Poverty Reduction Bill is a significant step forward for children and young people in Aotearoa-New Zealand. More >>

CPAG Summit 2018

Friday, 7 September 2018, 2:21 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

It is widely acknowledged that there are inadequacies in the current design of the Welfare System in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Welfare payment levels and tax credits are too low to adequately support low-income families. Policy changes over the past three ... More >>

A safe harbour in life’s financial storms

Monday, 3 September 2018, 12:18 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tangata Microfinance supports this year’s Money Week focus; asking New Zealanders how they will weather life’s financial storms, and how quickly they can bounce back. More >>

Rethinking the Welfare System for the 21st Century

Friday, 31 August 2018, 12:59 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

How can politicians and policy-makers reform the welfare system so that it is fit for families in the 21st century? More >>

Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be solved

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand - and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and ... More >>

CPAG calls for a legal limit on the total cost of credit

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 5:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) endorses the Nga Tangata Microfinance (NTM) submission on the Review of Consumer Credit. More >>

 

 

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