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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 >>

CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home carers

Friday, 22 February 2019, 9:05 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the move by the Ministry of Education towards more professional in-home early childhood care and education (ECCE), ensuring all children in ECCE environments are accessing high quality, culturally relevant, ... More >>

Children’s voices denied in Select Committee debacle

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 9:20 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) believes that National’s attempt to thwart Finance and Expenditure Select Committee submission hearings on the Budget Policy Statement last week has serious implications for the democratic process. More >>

State of the Nation report shows little improvement for kids

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 9:55 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation report "Are You Well? Are We Safe?" released today, which provides an overview of how New Zealand is doing for the wellbeing of its citizens. ... More >>

Fewer sanctions will support the wellbeing of children

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 12:33 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) joins Auckland Action Against Poverty , the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation and ActionStation in applauding the easing of disciplinary action for benefit recipients, under less stringent welfare practices. More >>

Families cannot wait till Budget 2019 announcements

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:55 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The latest benefit data from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) provides cast iron evidence that current levels of welfare benefits and Working for Families tax credits are far too inadequate to meet the everyday needs of families who rely on ... More >>

Child Poverty Bill and Wellbeing Budget vital for change

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 3:22 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes both the Government’s first Wellbeing Budget and the passing into law of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill this week, saying that both are indicators of the intention for real and sustained change to come. More >>

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 >>

   

 

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