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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 >>

Leaving no-one behind during Covid

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 11:46 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

As the country begins another level 4 lockdown in response to the Delta variant now in our community, Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) asks the government and the wider public to include the communities they serve and fight for in the team ... More >>

March Of Migrants II - Sunday, The 11th Of July 2pm

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 11:17 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) are in solidarity with the Federation of Aotearoa Migrants (FAM) and will be taking to the streets again for the second March of Migrants this coming Sunday, the 11th of July in Tāmaki Makaurau. These marches ... More >>

The Government Continues To Keep People Trapped In Poverty With $20 Increase On 1 July 2021

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 9:56 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) are clear today’s increase of $20 to core benefits is not enough for people to be recognised for their dignity or value they are in our communities. The ideology the government continues to perpetuate in keeping ... More >>

The Increase To Core Benefits In This Year's Budget Are Nowhere Near Enough

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:13 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is frustrated about the so-called reversing of the Mother of All Budgets as the Labour government continues to introduce incremental changes to the welfare system. “The government had an opportunity to truly secure ... More >>

Migrants Aren’t Responsible For NZ’s Low Wage Economy

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 3:13 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty stands in solidarity with migrant communities as they’re blamed by the Labour government for suppressing wages in Aotearoa New Zealand. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern blamed New Zealand’s reliance on a temporary ... More >>

Auckland Action Against Poverty March For Our People: Saturday, The 15th Of May 2021 - 12pm

Saturday, 15 May 2021, 1:28 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

In the lead up to the budget being released next week Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) has planned a March down Ponsonby Road to ensure that people and families remain a priority for this Labour government. “This March has been organised because ... More >>

Auckland Action Against Poverty Stands In Solidarity With Public Sector Workers Facing 'Unjust' Pay Freeze

Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:44 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty stands in solidarity with all public sector workers affected by the Government’s announced pay freeze. On Wednesday the Government announced that workers earning between $60,000 and $100,000 would only receive a ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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