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As Expected - A Bots Budget From The National Coalition

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 2:46 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Nothing in this year's budget can disguise the fact that this government is hellbent on worsening conditions for all of us, at the expense of all of us. More >>

Statement Of Love And Solidarity

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:57 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

This is a statement of love and solidarity with mana whenua here in Aotearoa and worldwide as we continue to call for, believe in and support Tino Rangatiratanga. We will continue to advocate for our people on the frontlines. We will continue to ... More >>

Beneficiary Bashing Continues This Election With National, ACT & NZ First Policies

Friday, 29 September 2023, 4:37 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

“People who experience poverty as sanctioned by a capitalist system shouldn’t be punished for the predicament they’re in” says Brooke Pao Stanley, AAAP Coordinator. These parties use fear based politics to gain popularity and continue to push a narrative ... More >>

Government Continues To Do Nothing Systemic To Address Poverty In NZ

Friday, 21 July 2023, 10:51 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

An article released today about 480 families living in cars, up from 102 in 2017 shows that with all the big talk about addressing housing and poverty in NZ since 2017 from the government, it's only gotten worse. "We see people and families ... More >>

Government Chooses Not To Invest In Our Communities Because They 'don't Have The Mandate'

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 12:28 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

While communities struggle with record increase in prices to almost everything at the moment, a record number of people and families turning out to food banks, the public housing waitlist at an all time high, disproportionate incarceration rates ... More >>

Child Poverty "Unnecessary"

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 2:24 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The latest statistics released have shown that 120,000 children are still living in homes who experience material hardship. 'The number of children still experiencing poverty is so unnecessary given how rich of a country we are' says Auckland Action ... More >>

Enact A High Trust Model At Work And Income So Communities Can Prepare For Cyclone Gabrielle

Friday, 10 February 2023, 11:31 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling for a High Trust Model to be enacted at Work and Income offices where Cyclone Gabrielle is predicted to impact so that families and communities can prepare for what might lie ahead. “Warnings to brace ... More >>

The Time For Change Is Now - 63% In Poll Want Cost Of Living Payment To Be Extended

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 10:30 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

A poll released last night showed an overwhelming 63% of people agreed that the Labour government's recent budget announcement of a Cost of Living Payment should be extended to those receiving benefits and superannuation. 'The government is aware ... More >>

Health Budget Fails To Address Key Determinant Of Health Which Is Incomes

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:52 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Health and Climate Budget, being touted as Securing our Future fails to address a key determinant of health, which is low incomes. “There was talk in lockdown about keeping (the governments) eye on the ball, and I kept thinking, are they aware ... More >>

Government Income Insurance Scheme Would Create ‘Two-Tiered Welfare System’ - Anti-Poverty Campaigners

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:46 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Poverty free campaigners, organising under the banner ‘Care for All’, are opposed to the Government’s proposed income insurance policy as it excludes many in need. “Compulsory income insurance creates a two-tiered welfare system and many people ... More >>

Government Should Just Give People Liveable Incomes And Universal Services

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 10:28 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The government’s announcement yesterday to help alleviate the burden of the cost of living crisis with a 25c reduction in fuel tax and halving public transport costs for the next 3 months isn’t going to help relieve the stresses of people in low ... More >>

Child Poverty Statistics Remain ‘relatively Unchanged’ For Maori, Pacific, Disabled Children

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 11:27 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The government's latest statistics on child poverty were released today, and while there’s a downward trend it shows that material hardship and low income rates for Maori, Pacific and Disabled children remain relatively unchanged. “This Labour ... More >>

The Labour Government's Proposed Social Insurance Scheme Will Entrench A 2-tier Welfare System

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 10:49 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The government’s announcement about the potential introduction a Social Insurance scheme will entrench a 2-tier welfare system and further exacerbate the already existing high levels of poverty we have here in Aotearoa NZ. “It’s so deeply problematic. ... More >>

Let Mr Santos And His Young Family Stay In Aotearoa

Friday, 24 December 2021, 7:52 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The decision by Immigration NZ to deport a young family back to the Philippines for forging food vouchers during lockdown last year is a punishment that is extremely over the top for such circumstances. “Mr Santos wasn’t eligible for the Covid ... More >>

Latest Child Poverty Monitor Report Shows Maori, Pacific And Disabled Children Left Behind

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 9:11 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The latest child poverty monitor report reveals that the government is meeting its targets in reducing child poverty for Pakeha children, but more targeted and focussed support is required for Pacific, Maori and Disabled children who continue to be left ... More >>

AAAP Supports The Call For A Ministry Of Green Works!

Friday, 29 October 2021, 6:56 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

On the 186th anniversary of the signing of He Whakaputanga, Jacqueline Paul and Max Harris with the support of First Union announced a framework for a Ministry of Green Works - an ambitious approach to tackling our housing and climate crisis. “The ... More >>

People On Benefits Continue To Be Left Behind In The Team Of 5 Million

Friday, 22 October 2021, 5:59 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The government’s announcement this morning continues to reflect the truth that people on benefits remain invisible in the health response to Covid-19, despite these communities being hit the hardest. “While we’re supportive of the announcement ... More >>

Liveable Incomes Needed As Part Of The Health Response To Covid-19

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 8:46 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The government announced yesterday that Tāmaki Makaurau would remain at alert level 3 for an extra two weeks, while people on benefits struggle to make ends meet with what little support they’ve been given this lockdown. “This lockdown has been ... More >>

A New System Needs To Be Part Of The Health Response To Covid-19

Friday, 1 October 2021, 9:39 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Delta outbreak in South Auckland - one of the heartiest suburbs in all of Tāmaki Makaurau (but with complex needs and support systems required to keep them well) has carried much of why we’ve continued to stay in lockdown for the time we have, ... More >>

Extend emergency benefits for temporary visa holders!

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 11:45 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Today emergency benefits for temporary visa holders runs out, leaving people and families relying on this without any income support. More >>





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