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Labour Party’s Welfare Policy Condemns Beneficiaries To Poverty

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 2:36 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Labour Party’s welfare announcement does not commit to further increases to core benefit levels in the short term, the individualisation of benefits and the removal of sanctions. Auckland Action Against Poverty welcomes the changes to the ... More >>

Māori Party And Greens Only Ones To Provide Genuine Solutions To Our Broken Welfare System

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 11:23 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Māori Party and the Green Party are the only political parties to release income policies that would improve the lives of people on the benefit. Auckland Action Against Poverty welcomes both parties’ policies and their support for our Liveable Incomes ... More >>

Ending Winter Energy Payment Would Throw Te Hunga Kaumatua Into Hardship

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 11:26 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Incomes are scheduled to be cut up to $63 a week for many of our low-income households in less than a month. Auckland Action Against Poverty is joining Child Poverty Action Group’s call to increase incomes, instead of cutting them, as an ongoing crisis-response ... More >>

Change In Abatement Threshold Needed To Lift Underemployed Out Of Poverty

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:13 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to increase abatement thresholds and lift benefits to liveable levels to support people affected by the growth of unemployment due to COVID-19. “Unemployment numbers do not tell us whether ... More >>

AAAP Welcomes Removal Of Subsequent Child Policy From Welfare System.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 2:24 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty welcomes the Government’s decision to remove the subsequent child policy from the Social Security Act 2018. The policy meant that mothers faced punitive work obligations and sanctions after their additional child ... More >>

AAAP Launches Campaign To Substantially Lift Benefits.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 12:34 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is launching a campaign to build commitment from Members of Parliament seeking to be part of Government to increase incomes across the board to liveable levels. The campaign launch will be held tomorrow, Thursday More >>

AAAP Calls For WINZ Debt Cancellation As Debt Doubles In 5 Years.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 4:13 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on all debt to the Ministry of Social Development to be cancelled to stop people from missing out on essentials such as rent, food and bills. Official Information Act figures acquired by Auckland Action ... More >>

Green’s Poverty Action Plan A Step Towards Addressing Broken Welfare System

Monday, 29 June 2020, 2:22 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty welcomes the Green Party’s Poverty Action Plan as a critical first step to finally address inequality but warns that without higher baseline incomes people will continue living in hardship. “Auckland Action Against ... More >>

Govt Income Relief Payment Creating Two-tiers Of Unemployed

Monday, 25 May 2020, 11:54 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty welcomes the individualised Income Relief Payments for those being made redundant but warns that the Government is creating two-tiers of unemployed: those deserving of liveable incomes and those who do not. “ The ... More >>

The Government’s 2020 Well-being Budget Continues To Fail Our Unemployed

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:31 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

“ The Government’s 2020 well-being budget continues to fail low-income people, families and communities with the lack of investment in support for people receiving benefits . It contains no additional increases to core benefits outside of the indexation ... More >>

Justice For Those Unlawfully Denied Benefits Due To Redundancy Pay

Sunday, 10 May 2020, 4:50 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to proactively backpay people who have been unlawfully denied a benefit because they were receiving redundancy pay Reports by RNZ show that Work and Income has likely not been using Section 422 ... More >>

Benefits Need To Further Increase To Support The Unemployed

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 2:08 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

In a week alone there was an increase of about 10,000 people now relying on welfare to get by. As the number of benefit recipients rapidly increases as a result of COVID-19, Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to urgently lift benefits ... More >>

Migrants Need Access To Benefits Considering COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 12:59 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to grant people who do not meet the residential requirements access to benefits so that everyone can have a roof over their head and follow the Alert Level 4 Covid-19 guidelines. We ... More >>

Homeless Need To Be Included In Response To COVID-19

Monday, 23 March 2020, 7:47 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Petition for a COVID-19 Emergency Housing Plan Auckland Action Against Poverty is urging the Government to introduce permanent measures to safeguard people from the effects of COVID-19 by ensuring everyone has a safe home to live in. “ Our homeless ... More >>

Not Enough Left For Beneficiaries In COVID-19 Govt Package

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:51 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to do more for people dependent on income support in its response to COVID-19. “The Government’s package to address the effects of COVID-19 and the recession won’t address the hardship ... More >>

COVID-19 Requires Urgent Fix To Welfare System

Monday, 16 March 2020, 9:55 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to urgently make our welfare system fit-for-purpose to handle the effects of COVID-19 and a likely recession. “The Government needs to urgently increase benefits, permanently remove the stand-down ... More >>

Sallies Report Confirms Urgent Need For Benefit Increase

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 10:49 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Salvation Army State of the Nation report calling for benefit level increases and public housing confirms what frontline advocates, unions, Government groups, and faith groups have been saying for years. Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling ... More >>

Low-income families left out of infrastructure package

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 2:01 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Government has spent the largest portion of its infrastructure package entrenching projects greenlighted by the previous Government, instead of prioritising low-income families who are living in infrastructure deprived neighbourhoods and poor-quality ... More >>

Welfare figures show urgent need for benefit level increase

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 3:39 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The latest figures by the Ministry on Social Development show that benefit sanctions are increasing and a record number of families are requiring hardship grants to cover basic expenses such as rent and food, due to low benefit levels that are below the ... More >>

Government’s state housing targets out of touch with needs

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:23 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Figures showing that the housing waiting list has reached a record 14,500 households demonstrates that the Government’s investment towards building new state housing is inadequate and needs reviewing. Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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