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CPAG joins call for Govt to increase benefits urgently

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 7:28 pm | CPAG

CPAG joins call from budget advisors for Govt to increase benefits urgently Budgeting services cannot help people who do not have enough income to meet even their basic needs, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

Evidence of poverty relief lacked in Budget Policy Statement

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:42 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that while the Budget Policy Statement 2020 promises to extend Budget 2019’s 'Wellbeing' framework and states "reducing child poverty and improving child wellbeing" as a priority, spending plans don’t ... More >>

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 >>

CPAG Summit puts the spotlight on welfare reform

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 2:07 pm | CPAG

It’s time for our leaders to harness their power to take action on meaningful and sustained welfare policy changes, so that all children can have the opportunity to live good lives and to experience a happy, healthy childhood, says Child Poverty ... 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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Political football should not be played with poverty

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 4:13 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the National Party’s welfare proposals to cut gang members’ benefits perpetuate damaging and discriminatory stereotypes about both welfare recipients and gangs. More >>

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 >>

Exploitative electricity pricing must go

Monday, 7 October 2019, 11:31 am | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the report from the Electricity Price Review taskforce is a valuable and comprehensive document and many of its recommendations are appropriate. 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 >>

Beneficiaries to PM: the welfare system needs urgent change

Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:31 am | Child Poverty Action Group

If we want New Zealand to be the best place in the world to be a child, the Government needs to increase benefits, remove sanctions, individualise benefits, and fix abatement rates now, says Child Poverty Action Group and ActionStation . 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 >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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