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No ‘Secure Future’ For Children In Poverty This Budget

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 8:24 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Despite some positive steps, this year’s Budget represents a failed opportunity to bravely address child poverty, says the Child Poverty Action Group. We all want to see children thrive, yet families locked into poverty will not see any relief ... More >>

Government Needs To Step Up To Address Child Poverty Ahead Of Budget 2022

Monday, 16 May 2022, 7:40 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Professor Innes Asher says it’s time for the government to take bigger steps to address child poverty. Families want their children to thrive but those locked in severe poverty cannot. Speaking on Breakfast TV this morning Professor Asher calls ... More >>

More Than An Inflation Adjusted Catch-up To Working For Families Needed To Shift Dial On Child Poverty

Friday, 1 April 2022, 7:09 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The Working for Families package is an important source of income for the support of children in low-income families, but its serious shortfalls need fixing. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says today’s Working for Families (WFF) increases are ... More >>

Income Support Changes Fall Short Of What Struggling Households Need - New Research From Fairer Future Collaboration

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 6:51 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Figures released today by the Fairer Future collaboration show that increases to benefits on 1 April will still leave families locked in poverty. Spokesperson for the Fairer Future collaboration, Brooke Stanley Pao, says it’s time for the Government ... More >>

Bold Policy Changes Needed Urgently To Shift Stagnant Child Poverty Rates

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 6:28 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

New statistics out today show very limited progress towards lifting children out of poverty, three years on from the Child Poverty Reduction Act being introduced, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The Child Poverty statistics for the year ... More >>

Families Need Immediate Cash Boost To Prepare For Omicron Surge, Not Food Banks, Poverty Advocates Warn

Monday, 21 February 2022, 7:55 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The Government must take immediate steps to help families prepare for the surge in Omicron infections by bringing forward promised benefit increases today, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is urging. As Phase 2 of the country’s Omicron response ... More >>

Social Insurance Proposal Would Likely Bake-in Existing Inequities And Drive Inequality, Says Anti-poverty Organisation

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 3:51 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

A social unemployment insurance (SUI) scheme is likely to be regressive and would bake-in existing inequities in New Zealand, according to the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). A discussion document released this morning by the government, Business ... More >>

Government Must Pause New Children’s Bill To Allow For Proper Consultation, Says Children’s Organisation

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 9:48 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling on the Government to pause progress on the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill to allow for proper consultation with children, young people and their families. ... More >>

CPAG Welcomes HRC’s Housing Inquiry Report: Calls On Govt To Move Beyond Accountability To Ambition

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 2:45 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes today’s housing inquiry report by the Human Rights Commission but says the recommendations alone won’t deliver the right housing to the right people. The New Zealand Human Rights Commission (HRC) has released ... More >>

CPAG Welcomes HRC’s Housing Inquiry Report: Calls On Govt To Move Beyond Accountability To Ambition

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 2:17 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes today’s housing inquiry report by the Human Rights Commission but says the recommendations alone won’t deliver the right housing to the right people. The New Zealand Human Rights Commission (HRC) has released ... More >>

Govt Yet To Fully Implement A Single Key WEAG Recommendation Three Years On: New Research

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 6:34 am | Child Poverty Action Group

None of the 42 key recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG) have been fully implemented almost three years after the report release, with 22 minimally or partially implemented, new research by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has ... More >>

Child Poverty Monitor 2021 Highlights Persistent Inequities In Rates Of Child Poverty

Monday, 6 December 2021, 12:17 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the release of the Child Poverty Monitor today, which shows that prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, poverty reduction targets were largely on track for Pākehā children, however significant inequities remained ... More >>

Social Unemployment Insurance

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:26 pm | CPAG

The Government proposal for social unemployment insurance (SUI) aka 2-tier welfare is imminent. If implemented, it would be the biggest change to New Zealand’s welfare system since the introduction of ACC in 1974, and has been designed behind closed ... More >>

Government's Family Income Tweaks Out Of Touch And Deeply Disappointing

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 3:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Government's family tax credit announcements today show little understanding of the plight of families and children in financial distress, particularly in the midst of this pandemic, says the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) The family tax ... More >>

Outgoing Children’s Commissioner Says We Must Do More

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 10:41 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group welcomes Judge Andrew Becroft’s impassioned speech yesterday in which he calls for a Michael Joseph Savage approach to eliminate child poverty. CPAG has appreciated his efforts to engage on all the complex dimension ... More >>

Govt Hardship Announcement Ignores Children And Whānau With The Greatest Needs

Friday, 22 October 2021, 11:47 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Desperate children have been excluded from today’s Government announcement on additional hardship assistance, which will do nothing to lift children in deepest need out of poverty, says the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The Ministry of ... More >>

Upcoming Financial Support Needs To Be Nationwide, Ongoing And Backdated To Start Of Lockdown

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 11:22 am | Child Poverty Action Group

New financial support for low-income families could enhance public health success, slow down inequality and offer relief from desperate hardship - but it will work best only if it’s substantial and nationwide, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). ... More >>

CPAG Commends Removal Of The Subsequent Child Policy, Says It’s The Right Thing For Our Kids

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 3:30 pm | CPAG

The Child Poverty Action Group is today commending the Government’s decision to remove the Subsequent Child Policy, calling it a win for children. Up until now, parents or caregivers who had a child while they were already receiving a benefit ... More >>

Child Poverty Action Group Welcomes Moves To Cover Birth Injuries Under ACC

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 12:28 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the announcement by ACC Minister Carmel Sepuloni that some birth injuries to the mother will be covered under ACC scheme. CPAG says this announcement is an important first step towards wider reform ... More >>

Highest jump in weekly benefit numbers since first lockdown

Monday, 6 September 2021, 2:31 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The current lockdown has triggered the largest weekly increase in benefit recipient numbers since the first lockdown last year, and Child Poverty Action Group is concerned the Government isn't doing enough to assist affected families. The latest MSD reporting ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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