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2019 Child Poverty Monitor: There's more to be done

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:02 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the 2019 Child Poverty Monitor report , and says more can be done to help families who have need of welfare assistance. More >>

Disability report highlights poverty risk

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 5:42 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report from CCS Disability Action released today, which has highlighted the inequities for disabled people living in Aotearoa and their families. More >>

CPAG joins united call to support healthy relationships

Monday, 25 November 2019, 9:21 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) joins ActionStation and Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) , in calling on the Government to end the punitive and harmful rules around relationships in the welfare system. More >>

Report suggests progress, but worst-off need urgency

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 5:12 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government’s Families Package Monitoring Report shows strong commitment to the intentions outlined in the Child Poverty Reduction Act, specifically with regard to reporting on progressing towards ... More >>

Proposal will have positive impacts but inequality remains

Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:46 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the Government’s proposal to take school zoning responsibilities out of the hands of school boards and principals and instead have these taken up by a new Education Service Agency. More >>

Aotearoa, land of the long wide bare cupboard

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 11:59 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has launched a series of papers to highlight the problems children face living in food insecure households. The first three papers in the series, entitled Aotearoa, land of the long wide bare cupboard , are available ... More >>

CPAG Summit 2019: Whakamana Tāngata

Monday, 4 November 2019, 2:38 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

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CPAG and Ngā Tāngata Microfinance call for debt forgiveness

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 10:28 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Ngā Tāngata Microfinance endorse the Salvation Army’s call for tougher regulations on debt collectors and mechanisms to provide forgiveness or waivers for debts to private lenders and Government that are "effectively ... More >>

Relationship facilitation guidelines out-dated, harmful

Monday, 30 September 2019, 1:28 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is deeply concerned about the impact for sole parents and their children of losing their financial independence when Work and Income decides the parent is in a de-facto relationship. More >>

Call for widespread implementation of the Healthy Homes

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 1:30 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Call for widespread implementation of the Healthy homes initiative, which has been shown to reduce rates of children admitted to hospital. More >>

CPAG says more funding must accompany decile replacement

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 4:02 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that yesterday’s announcement from the Minister of Education Hon. Chris Hipkins regarding the eventual dismantling of the decile system should be greeted with cautious optimism. More >>

Children and their parents need a 'Yes' from Government

Monday, 23 September 2019, 7:03 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if the Deputy Prime Minister has indicated progress is slow for welfare reform, an appropriate and timely response would be for the Government to urgently adopt the simple and effective changes outlined in ... More >>

CPAG mourns passing of Kathryn

Friday, 6 September 2019, 10:06 am | Child Poverty Action Group

It is with great sadness that Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has learned that Kathryn, whose tragic story CPAG documented in 2016, has passed away at the age of 58. CPAG expresses deepest sympathy to the family who have lost a caring and loving ... More >>

New study supports vastly improved social services funding

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 10:17 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the release of an independent study into the gap in State funding for New Zealand’s social service sector by Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) , and supports their call for the Government to "make a ... More >>

Interest rate cap a momentous change timed well

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 2:44 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Ngā Tāngata Microfinance (NTM) jointly welcome the extra consumer protections added to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) announced this week by Kris Faafoi, Minister of Commerce and Consumer ... More >>

A win for children but burden of poverty still looms

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 4:31 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy launched today by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Ministry for Children, which is intended to give effect to Government’s commitment to improving ... More >>

New research supports CPAG’s call for a housing WOF

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 12:34 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group) says that new research from the University of Otago provides a solid foundation for why the Government must not delay instating a comprehensive Warrant of Fitness for tenanted homes in Aotearoa-New Zealand, and ... More >>

Poverty to blame for escalating respiratory illness

Monday, 12 August 2019, 4:22 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the recent spotlight on children’s health by the New Zealand Herald. More >>

Define The Relationship: DTR Work and Income-Style

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 3:35 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Everyone, no matter how much they earn, should have the right to choose who they love and live with. But if you're a single parent on income support in Aotearoa, choosing love is often a luxury you can't afford. Find love with a wealthy suitor, ... More >>

Progress on public housing, but need outstrips the gains

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 1:42 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Government’s progress on creating new public housing places is cause for commendation, but not celebration yet, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

 

 

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