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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 >>

The Current Welfare System Needs To Transform In Order To Prepare For Growing Unemployment

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 2:50 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Unemployment figures for the last quarter released today show 37,000 people have lost their jobs due to Covid-19. Auckland Action Against Poverty says the current welfare system requires transforming to ensure that these people who are recently ... More >>

Lifting Benefits Needs To Be A Top Priority For This Incoming Labour Govt

Friday, 30 October 2020, 7:51 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The incoming Labour government has the mandate to govern how they see fit and Auckland Action Against Poverty see this as their opportunity to hold true to their vision for equality, sustainability, opportunity, freedom and solidarity as outlined in ... More >>

AAAP Calls On Govt To Reverse The 25% Charge For Emergency Shelter

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 8:15 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Two days after the Labour government secured their second term, they started charging people who are homeless 25% of their weekly income towards the cost of emergency shelter. Auckland Action Against Poverty condemns the government's move to charge ... More >>

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 >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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