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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 >>

ActionStation Joins Call Against Planned Income Support Cuts

Friday, 4 September 2020, 5:30 pm | ActionStation

ActionStation has joined Child Poverty Action Group and Auckland Action Against Poverty in urging the government to extend the Winter Energy Payment period beyond the planned end date of October 1. “This year Winter Energy Payments for all beneficiaries ... More >>

95,000 Support Rent And Housing Relief In Petition Delivery

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 1:34 pm | ActionStation

WHAT: An online delivery event for two petitions with a combined 95,000 signatures. The petitions call for a number of changes including for the New Zealand Government to suspend rent and mortgage payments, and to buy unoccupied homes for the homeless. ... More >>

Changes to Oranga Tamariki welcomed by petitioners

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8:34 pm | ActionStation

The community action group that brought the petition for a complete overhaul of Oranga Tamariki to Parliament in July welcome the changes announced by the ministry today. More >>

Government underfunding of sexual violence prevention harms

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 9:22 am | ActionStation

Government underfunding of sexual violence prevention, support and education is harming New Zealanders, says new report More >>

6,500 make joint submission for gun law reform to go further

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 10:59 am | ActionStation

In less than 24 hours more than 6,500 people have added their support to a joint submission on the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill calling for gun law reform to go further. More >>

Petitioners welcome gun law reform announcement

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 6:57 pm | ActionStation

At 11.30am on Thursday, Wellingtonian Nik Green, Industrial Designer Brad Knewstubb and mum of three Hannah Clarke presented their combined 70,000-strong petitions to Parliament for a ban on semi-automatic weapons and greater firearm advertising regulations. More >>

Huge public support for ban on semi automatic weapons

Monday, 18 March 2019, 12:54 pm | ActionStation

Thousands of New Zealanders are supporting the call for an urgent ban on semi-automatic weapons in response to the tragic events of Friday. More >>

Billboard at parliament International Women’s Day breakfast

Friday, 8 March 2019, 11:24 am | ActionStation

A billboard has been placed outside the International Women’s Day breakfast at parliament this morning calling for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to “Tell Grant [Robertson] to fully fund sexual violence prevention and support services in Budget ... More >>

Report calls for action to address harassment online

Monday, 18 February 2019, 9:10 am | ActionStation

A comprehensive new report from ActionStation launched Monday examines the harm that unmoderated and under-regulated online platforms are causing New Zealanders. More >>

New survey reveals huge support for legalising cannabis

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 1:56 pm | ActionStation

In a new survey of over 6,000 New Zealanders 81 percent of people said they would like to see cannabis legalised. More >>

ActionStation welcomes Mental Health and Addiction Report

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2:49 pm | ActionStation

Thousands of ActionStation members took part in the Inquiry this year to ask for a system change in the way our country promotes mental health, with a focus on wellbeing and community solutions and a wider range of service options. More >>

New report on people’s experiences of welfare

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:22 am | ActionStation

Between 18 and 31 October 2018, 267 people contributed their perspectives, insights and experiences of the welfare system through a 17-question online survey hosted by ActionStation. The survey findings show an overwhelming trend of negative experiences ... More >>

More ambition needed in plan to support te reo Māori

Monday, 1 October 2018, 4:13 pm | ActionStation

A people-powered report released today is pushing the government to be more ambitious in its five year plan for supporting te reo Māori to flourish. More >>

Fundraiser launched for filmmakers’ defence fund

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:34 pm | ActionStation

Community campaigning organisation ActionStation have launched a Givealittle fundraising campaign in support of filmmaker and mum Renae Maihi. More >>

Walk the talk in ending sexual violence

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:03 am | ActionStation

More than 100 survivors, students, and helping professionals have signed an open letter to the Government calling for greater investment in preventing, reducing, treating and ending sexual violence. More >>

Wellington urged to be declared sexual violence free

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:00 am | ActionStation

130 members of the ActionStation community are asking Wellington City Council to make ending sexual violence a number one priority in their 10 year plan. More >>

Former Mental Health Commissioner calls for a system change

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 1:41 pm | ActionStation

Submission to the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry advocates open access to a full menu of services: A public submission to the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction outlines a completely ... More >>

AG commits to full inquiry into Hit & Run allegations

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 5:00 pm | ActionStation

Members of the ActionStation community welcome today’s news that the Attorney General David Parker has committed to a Government Inquiry into the events in Afghanistan in 2010 as part of Operation Burnham. More >>

1300 people write letters to stop Waikeria mega-prison

Monday, 2 April 2018, 1:41 pm | ActionStation

1300 people write letters to stop Waikeria mega-prison The Labour-led government are close to making a decision about whether or not to go ahead with building a new billion-dollar prison in Waikeria. The prison, 30 kilometres north of Otorohanga, ... More >>