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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 >>

No Time For Data To Reflect What We Already Know - Children And Whānau In Poverty Need Change Now

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 9:41 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The latest statistics on child poverty are set to be released today but won’t show the impact of Covid, which exacerbated already existing inequities. The data that reflects Covid won’t show until 2022. “We can’t wait for the data to reflect ... More >>

69% Want An Increase In Income Support For People On Low Wages And Benefits

Monday, 22 February 2021, 9:34 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

A survey released today which was commissioned by a group of more than 40 organisations has found that 7/10 New Zealanders want an increase in income support for people on low wages and benefits. “We welcome the support from wider New Zealand. This ... More >>

No Mention Of Raising Benefit Levels In The Labour Government’s Budget Policy Statement 2021

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 10:21 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Grant Robertson revealed the Labour government’s budget policy statement for 2021 a few days ago and their books are better than expected, but there is no mention of lifting benefits to liveable levels for families living in severe hardship. “At ... More >>

Inflation Almost 3 Times Higher For People Receiving Benefits

Friday, 5 February 2021, 12:00 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Statistics released today show that inflation was almost three times higher for people receiving benefits than for all households in the year to December 2020, mostly due to higher rents. “We know that people receiving benefits end up paying a higher ... More >>

Temporary Visa Holders Denied Support Before Christmas

Friday, 11 December 2020, 9:53 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

People here on work and student visas who are trying to remain in New Zealand to find employment and continue their studies are finding they don’t meet the criteria for accessing emergency benefits, leaving them without any assistance over the Christmas ... More >>

Government’s Shameful Record On Implementing Their Own WEAG Recommendations

Monday, 30 November 2020, 11:17 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Back in early 2019 The Welfare Expert Advisory Group made 42 recommendations to transform the welfare system in it’s report titled ‘Whakamana Tangata’. Child Poverty Action Group’s own research report released today found that only 4 of ... More >>

The Labour Government Gaslights People In Poverty

Monday, 23 November 2020, 12:29 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The government issued a response letter to the open letter which now has support from 70 organisations in New Zealand, calling them to lift benefits and low incomes to liveable levels before Christmas. In their response they outline what they’ve ... More >>

Prime Minister Choosing To Keep Beneficiaries In Poverty

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 7:53 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Yesterday more than 50+ organisations penned an open letter to Jacinda Ardern, Carmel Sepuloni and Grant Robertson urging them to lift benefit and low-income levels to liveable levels before Christmas. A reporter asked Jacinda in her live press conference ... More >>





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