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Over 16,500 People Call For Universal Dental In “Major Outpouring Of Support” For Petition

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 10:30 am | ActionStation

Leading advocacy group ActionStation is meeting publicly on Wednesday 4 October with prominent health spokespeople from Labour and the Greens to showcase the public support for universal dental in Aotearoa New Zealand. The group will be handing over ... More >>

ActionStation Condemns Soaring Bank Profits

Friday, 11 August 2023, 1:49 pm | ActionStation

ActionStation condemns the soaring profits of banks as immoral during the current cost of living crisis, and calls for the Government to intervene on corporate profiteering. This week, the Commerce Commission Te Komihana Tauhokohoko released its Preliminary ... More >>

Leading Dental Advocacy Group Welcomes Green Party Universal Dental Policy

Sunday, 6 August 2023, 2:09 pm | ActionStation

A campaign group that has been building public support for universal dental has welcomed the Green Party's proposal for universal free dental care, which was announced today. Dental for All, a coalition of groups including health professionals and unions ... More >>

Protests Outside Supermarkets Highlight Anger Over Soaring Profits During The Cost Of Living Crisis

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 2:34 pm | ActionStation

People have taken to their local supermarkets today to protest the rising cost of groceries. <img src="" width="720" height="540"> Thames Led by campaigning organisation ... More >>

ActionStation Condemns Labour’s Decision To Scrap Tax

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 6:49 pm | ActionStation

Community campaigning organisation, ActionStation says it is disappointed that Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has ruled out a wealth tax and capital gains tax ahead of the general election. In their last annual survey, 76.4 percent of ActionStation ... More >>

ActionStation Condemns Race-baiting By The National Party

Friday, 12 May 2023, 10:59 am | ActionStation

ActionStation condemns race-baiting comments by Christopher Luxon about New Zealand being 'one country' with 'one vote per person' in regards to their decision not to work with Te Pāti Māori. The community campaigning organisation says it is the ... More >>

Thousands Come In Behind Call For Free Dental Care For Adults

Friday, 24 March 2023, 7:03 am | ActionStation

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for dental care to be brought into the public healthcare system. On Monday, polling was released showing strong public support for dental care to be funded for adults as it is for children, with ... More >>

More than 7 out of 10 People Support Bringing Dental into Public Healthcare System - New Poll

Monday, 20 March 2023, 5:58 am | ActionStation

More than 7 out of 10 adults in New Zealand support bringing dental into the public health system, according to a new poll commissioned by the union for senior doctors and dentists and released today, on World Oral Health Day (20 March). The poll, conducted ... More >>

Leading Advocacy Group Launches Campaign For Ministry Of Green Works In Aftermath Of Cyclone Gabrielle

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 6:17 am | ActionStation

Leading advocacy group ActionStation has today launched a campaign for a large-scale government-led housing and infrastructure programme to address the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle. The group, which led a campaign to raise benefit levels ahead of Budget ... More >>

11,000 Back Call For New Zealand To Stop Sending Its Plastic Waste To Developing Nations

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 5:17 am | ActionStation

26 July A petition with over 11,000 signatures calling on New Zealand to stop sending our plastic recycling to developing countries was delivered to Parliament today. The petition leader, Lydia Chai, a Malaysian based in Auckland, says New Zealand ... More >>

People On Income Support Excluded From Cost Of Living Budget Measures - Anti-Poverty Groups

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:48 pm | ActionStation

A coalition of anti-poverty groups has challenged the Government for excluding people receiving income support from today’s cost of living ‘helicopter payments’, saying they have chosen to leave families living in the harshest poverty further ... More >>

Fairer Future: Government Needs To Go Further With Benefit Increases

Friday, 1 April 2022, 11:05 am | ActionStation

The Fairer Future collaboration is calling on the Labour-led Government to increase income support rates further to catch up with the cost of living. The collaboration, which is made up of service providers, advocacy groups and unions, released research ... More >>

ActionStation Supports The Call To Protect Pūtiki

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 3:42 pm | ActionStation

ActionStation supports the peaceful occupation taking place at Pūtiki Bay, and the decision by the Ngāti Paoa Trust Board to place a rāhui on the area to protect local kororā (little penguins) by preventing development of the Kennedy Point Marina. ... More >>

Anti-Poverty Campaigners Say Welfare Increases Are “Too Little, Too Late”

Friday, 21 May 2021, 2:57 pm | ActionStation

ActionStation has acknowledged steps in the right direction in Budget 2021 but criticised the slow roll-out of changes to the welfare system and the scale of the changes. ActionStation economic fairness campaigner Ruby Powell says “These increases are ... More >>

New Report On Loneliness Shows Need To Lift Income Support To Build "Resilient, Thriving Communities" - ActionStation

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:48 am | ActionStation

Responding to the Helen Clark Foundation's report, 'Still Alone Together', ActionStation Economic Fairness Campaigner Ruby Powell said: "The high levels of loneliness recorded in this report by unemployed people, sole parents and people receiving the ... More >>

NGOs Say Time For The Government To “Step Up” As Social Security Tweaks Kick In

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 6:22 am | ActionStation

ActionStation and NZ Disability Advisory Trust are amongst a network of NGOs calling on the Government to go further than the small improvements to income support levels that come in today. “There is a growing consensus across the country that income ... More >>

ActionStation Stands In Solidarity With Welfare Protests

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 5:24 pm | ActionStation

Photo Credit: Evan Dubisky ActionStation Campaigner Ruby Powell says the organisation stands in solidarity with protests about government inaction on poverty held in Wellington and Auckland today. “For too long people in this government have chosen to ignore ... More >>

10,000 Strong Petition Calls For Government To Give Māori Wards A Fair Go

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 8:08 am | ActionStation

ActionStation and Te Rōpū Tautoko Māori will deliver two petitions in support of Māori wards today at midday. The petitions will be presented in a public event to Labour MP Tāmati Coffey. The petitions have been signed by over 10,000 people ... More >>

NGOs To Government: Benefits Must Be Increased By Christmas

Monday, 9 November 2020, 8:43 am | ActionStation

ActionStation is one of 53 NGOs who are calling on the government to raise benefit rates before Christmas via an open letter launched this morning. The NGOs have signed an open letter addressed to PM Jacinda Ardern, Minister for Social Development Carmel ... More >>

Labour Commit To Benefit Increases And Individualisation, National Commit To Nothing

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:20 am | ActionStation

Organisers of Enough for All election forum last night, say they were pleasantly surprised to hear Andrew Little commit Labour to increasing benefit levels and ensuring everyone, no matter their relationship status, can access benefits entitlements. ... More >>





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