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Labour’s Welfare Policies Welcome But Silence On Children Disappointing

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 8:21 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group today warmly welcomed the Labour Party’s policies to reinstate the Training Incentive Allowance (TIA) for sole parents undertaking tertiary level study and to make part-time paid work more worthwhile for families ... More >>

CPAG Disappointed With Government's Continued Refusal To Extend Crisis Support

Friday, 4 September 2020, 3:10 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

A slew of new reports show successive governments have failed children and young people for decades, just as the current government has reiterated its plan to cut incomes of families receiving benefits when the Winter Energy Payment period ends ... More >>

CPAG And AAAP Call For Extension Of Covid Support For NZ’s Most Financially Vulnerable

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 8:09 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Incomes are scheduled to be cut by up to $63 a week for many of New Zealand’s lowest-income households in less than a month, but Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) are both urging the Government to immediately ... More >>

Child Advocates: Tenancy Protection Increases Wellbeing For Vulnerable Families

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 10:10 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Whānau and families will sleep better at night knowing their homes can’t be taken away from them without good reason thanks to the new residential tenancies law, says the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). "Worry about keeping a roof over their ... More >>

Nga Tangata Microfinance Welcomes New Initiative To Relieve Debt Burden

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 1:23 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Nga Tangata Microfinance welcomes the Government's initiative to relieve debt burden and increase access to specialist debt services for those vulnerable people and particularly those financially impacted by COVID-19. Natalie Vincent, General Manager for NTM ... More >>

Poll Shows NZers Want People To Access Income Support Regardless Of Romantic Status

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 4:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Polling released today shows that 47% of people support individuals accessing income support payments whether they are in relationships or not. The same UMR poll also shows that 53% of Labour Party voters want the MSD policy to change and only 24% ... More >>

CPAG Calls For Political Parties To Take Child Poverty Seriously This Election

Monday, 20 July 2020, 9:28 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic recession means this will be one of our country’s most important elections, as the parties who form a new Government will be making decisions that will impact on our society for years to come. Therefore, ... More >>

CPAG Calls For Nationalisation Of ECE Sector

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 12:15 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is calling on the Government to nationalise early childhood education provision in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and reports of providers prioritising profits over quality of services. CPAG’s latest research ... More >>

NZ Is Being Shown Up By Australia’s Family Tax Credit System, Says CPAG

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:07 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG’s latest background paper, Family tax credits: Do children get the support in New Zealand that they would get in Australia? published today, finds that Australia’s family tax benefits system is significantly more generous than New Zealand’s Working ... More >>

Child Poverty Action Group: Greens’ Proposals Would Lift Families Out Of Poverty

Monday, 29 June 2020, 7:30 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Greens’ Poverty Action Plan released yesterday, as the type of step-change New Zealand needs. "Family incomes for those receiving benefits currently are damagingly low and have been for a very ... More >>

More Education Needed To Combat Scammers Preying On Pacific Communities

Monday, 29 June 2020, 7:22 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tāngata Microfinance and Child Poverty Action Group applauds the Commerce Commission and the Financial Markets Authority for identifying and addressing the growing issues with scammers and fraudsters in our Pacific communities. The joint-campaign ... More >>

COVID-19 Crisis Leading To Potential Hunger Crisis

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 3:37 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is releasing research today showing that families' most basic need - of having access to good food - continues to be difficult for families on low income. Aotearoa, land of the long wide bare cupboard is a seven-part series ... More >>

COVID-19 Puts Families At Greater Risk Of Debt Traps

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 1:10 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Increased stress and hardship await families if the Coalition Government does not address the needs of those on low incomes, according to Ngā Tāngata Microfinance and Child Poverty Action Group. Ngā Tāngata Microfinance is calling on the Government ... More >>

COVID-19 Puts Families At Greater Risk Of Debt Traps

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 12:29 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Increased stress and hardship await families if the Coalition Government does not address the needs of those on low incomes, according to Ngā Tāngata Microfinance and Child Poverty Action Group. Ngā Tāngata Microfinance is calling on the Government ... More >>

Let’s Not Divide NZers With An Unfair Two-tier Benefit System

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 4:15 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is calling on the Coalition Government not to let COVID-19 divide our country into those who deserve support and those who don’t - whilst also ignoring the needs of our most vulnerable children. The recently announced COVID-19 ... More >>

New Research: Current Benefits Leave Families In Poverty

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 7:20 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Recently released research shows families who rely on benefits could find themselves hundreds of dollars short every week of what’s required to get out of poverty. As thousands are projected to lose their jobs and seek income support over the coming ... More >>

CPAG Disappointed But Hopeful With Budget 2020

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:17 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is both hopeful and disappointed with the Government’s Budget 2020. For many years we have advocated for extra investment in housing, health, environment and education and so we are heartened by the announcements regarding ... More >>

CPAG Is Disappointed But Hopeful Following Budget 2020

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 9:41 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is both hopeful and disappointed with the Government’s Budget 2020. For many years we have advocated for extra investment in housing, health, environment and education and so we are heartened by the announcements regarding ... More >>

Child Poverty Action Group Wants To See Children At The Heart Of This Budget

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 7:58 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the Government for the skilful way it has led our country through this COVID-19 health crisis, inspiring an unprecedented cohesion not seen from Kiwis in many generations. Clearly, many New Zealanders have ... More >>

Mother’s Day Video Says Thanks To The Mums Doing It Tough

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:32 am | Child Poverty Action Group

This Mother’s Day we want to acknowledge and give thanks to every mum in Aotearoa but particularly those doing it tough on low wages and inadequate benefit payments. To show our support, ActionStation and Child Poverty Action Group have got a group ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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