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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 >>

Two Years Of Inaction On Welfare Expert Advisory Group 'Whakamana Tāngata' Report.

Monday, 3 May 2021, 9:59 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

It’s been two years since the Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG) released their report ‘Whakamana Tāngata - Restoring Dignity to Social Security’ and in that period none of the full 42 recommendations have been implemented by this Labour government. ... More >>

Landlords Attitudes Reflect The Failings Of Successive Governments To Protect Housing As A Human Right

Friday, 26 March 2021, 1:02 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Landlords threatening to evict tenants on the coldest day of the year in response to the government’s recent housing announcement is typical in a country that treats housing as a business investment. The attitudes that some landlords have, of threatening ... More >>

Pasifika And Māori Babies Dying At A Higher Rate Due To SUDI, With Direct Links To Poverty.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 11:58 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Data released today by the Ministry of Health about a programme established to reduce sudden and unexpected deaths of babies in their sleep shows Pasifika and Māori babies are dying at a higher rate, with direct links to poverty. “We know not having enough ... More >>

Liveable Incomes Needed Now For Pasifika And Māori Communities Who Are More Susceptible To Covid-19

Monday, 8 March 2021, 9:34 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

During the pandemic Pasifika people have had rates of hospital admission for Covid-19 almost five times that of non-Pasifika and non-Māori. Data from the Minister of Covid-19 Response Chris Hipkins has revealed that seven of the 18 people admitted ... More >>

Jacinda Ardern And This Labour Government Ok With Leaving People Behind

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 11:15 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Over the weekend Jacinda Ardern appeared on Newshub The Nation and made some problematic comments about lifting people out of poverty, saying the Labour government has prioritised targeting families with children. “This is the problem - Jacinda Ardern and this ... More >>

Pacific MP's Should Support Liveable Incomes For All

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 9:20 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Last week the government released their latest data on child poverty statistics and 1 in 4 children living in poverty in NZ are Pacific. Carmel Sepuloni, our Minister of Social Development also admitted that current benefit levels aren’t enough to ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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