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CPAG: PM Luxon On Track To Break Election Promise On Child Poverty

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 12:39 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Latest child poverty statistics that show an extra 23,400 children are living in material hardship are a stark warning for New Zealand with progress made in recent years now going backwards, according to the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Around ... More >>

Children Working To Help Their Families Fly Under Radar: CPAG

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 8:13 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

As many as 15,000 teenagers are taking on paid work to help pay for family basics and government agencies urgently need to find out how many are dropping out of school to do so, the Child Poverty Action Group says. CPAG is urgently calling for adequate ... More >>

Warning For Next Government Of Hunger And Health Problems Plaguing Kiwi Children

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:54 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Six groups working at the front line of child poverty say the next government needs to show it is serious about tackling the issue by meeting with them as soon as possible and making it a top priority. Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon has committed ... More >>

Tough Times Ahead For Children In Hardship Under Next Government, CPAG Warns

Friday, 29 September 2023, 2:23 pm | CPAG

The Child Poverty Action Group is asking the National Party to make good on its commitment to children in poverty, but says the party’s fiscal plan reveals it has no desire or intention to help those living in the greatest poverty in Aotearoa. ... More >>

CPAG Analysis Of Affordable Rentals Shows Supply Isn't Keeping Up With Population Growth

Saturday, 26 August 2023, 6:20 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling for better monitoring of housing stock, particularly private rentals, as new research reveals the overall stock of available affordable rental housing declined over the past five years relative to ... More >>

Child Poverty Action Group Unveils Election Asks So Every Child Can Thrive

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 12:11 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group has launched three key election asks and a suite of policy briefs 100 days out from the election to show how unacceptable levels of deprivation in Aotearoa can be addressed. The three asks are simple: free preschool ... More >>

CPAG applauds Green's incomes vision to put children's needs first

Sunday, 11 June 2023, 8:41 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is pleased to see the Green Party’s election-year platform released today that rebalances tax and puts the needs of children and whānau at the heart of policy. Most notably, the Greens are promising to replace the seriously ... More >>

Budget 2023 Won't See Our Poorest Children Achieve Their Dreams, CPAG Says

Friday, 19 May 2023, 4:34 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Today’s Budget was short-sighted and failed to put money directly into the pockets of families with children who are struggling to meet the most basic living costs, according to Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). CPAG’s analysis of Finance Minister ... More >>

Struggling Families Need Much More Than An Inflation Top-up

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 7:55 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Sky rocketing inflation is keeping families in poverty despite much-heralded inflation adjustments to benefit increases, according to new research on family budgets by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The research found most of the families on a core ... More >>

Children Languishing In Poverty Forgotten In Government Policies, Says CPAG

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 1:19 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Latest figures measuring child poverty rates in Aotearoa New Zealand are a sad indictment on the country with no real improvement in policy that could turn things around, according to Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), the leading voice on the issue. StatsNZ ... More >>

Welfare Rises In Line With Inflation Are Welcome But Families Will Still Be Treading Water, CPAG Warns

Monday, 13 March 2023, 7:54 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The government’s plans to increase benefits in line with sky rocketing inflation will help families struggling to provide the essentials for their children, according to Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). However, CPAG says this goes only a small way ... More >>

National’s Childcare Tax Credit Lacks Vision, Doesn’t Put Children At The Heart Of The Policy

Monday, 6 March 2023, 2:30 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

National’s FamilyBoost policy fails to address a core problem within New Zealand’s early childhood education sector - that profit is a driving force for many centres, according to Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). National has unveiled a plan to give ... More >>

Not Working For Families

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 1:14 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG has long thought that Working for Families (WFF) needed to be renamed to put children at its centre, not work. In a letter to the editor today (26 January) Chris Brown of Tauranga came up with a title that accurately reflected the reality of low ... More >>

Early Education A Public Good

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 2:17 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Early childhood education is a public good, rather than an investment opportunity for the private sector, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). CPAG regards early childhood education as one way of mitigating child poverty in Aotearoa. More high-quality, ... More >>

CPAG On The Achievements Of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Following Her Resignation

Thursday, 19 January 2023, 7:32 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) acknowledges the work that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has done to put child poverty on the political agenda. As the first Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, she has advocated for children over challenging ... More >>

Christmas Wishes For A More Generous New Year

Thursday, 22 December 2022, 12:00 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

New Zealand can no longer pretend we are looking after all our children well. This Christmas, as foodbanks struggle with unprecedented demand assisted by worn-out volunteers against a backdrop of a soaring cost of living and the Covid threat, it is clear ... More >>

Give Mokopuna Their Childhood Back

Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 11:43 am | Child Poverty Action Group

  Some modest advances in child poverty reduction have been made since the passing of the Child Poverty Reduction Act in 2018, but rangatahi (youth) with lived experience of poverty say it’s time for immediate action. At the launch of ... More >>

A Fairer Society For All

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 10:59 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Children are bearing the brunt of entrenched inequality in New Zealand. Bryan Bruce’s documentary’s Inside Child Poverty Revisited shown last night on TV3 shows that while there have been some improvements in the 11 years since his first documentary ... More >>

Ministry Of Social Development (MSD) Child Poverty Report 2022 Highlights Need To Support Struggling Families

Friday, 7 October 2022, 10:45 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the findings in the latest MSD Child Poverty Report showing that material hardship rates for many children had improved between 2013-21, thanks to government measures, rising employment rates, improving ... More >>

Petition To Remove Prescription Charges For Community Service Card Holders

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 9:33 am | Child Poverty Action Group

United Community Action Network New Zealand (UCANNZ) and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) have launched a petition to remove prescription charges for low-income households. ... More >>





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