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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 >>

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 >>





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