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Policy Watch 28 November 2019

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:04 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me”. Matthew 25:40 More >>

Policy Watch 29 July 2019

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:56 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebrations” Jean Vanier (1928 -2019), humanist, philosopher, theologian and advocate for humanity More >>

Tātou tātou e wellbeing conference

Monday, 1 July 2019, 9:55 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Some highlights of the Tatou, tatou e! The value of relationships in building wellbeing conference include: More >>

Wellbeing Budget 2019: How transformative is it?

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 2:06 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“ The Wellbeing Budget is about a new approach to tackling New Zealand’s long-term challenges. It’s about a joined up government focused on building capabilities of our future generations ”. More >>

Time to Take Action for More Tax Fairness

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 11:07 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Now is the time to make the decision to increase fairness in our tax system and close the biggest gap caused by the lack of taxes on wealth in this country, says NZCCSS. More >>

We know the numbers – now we need the action

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 9:34 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The Statistic New Zealand release of the baseline statistics of child poverty in New Zealand is welcomed by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). This will provide for the measuring of future progress in the reduction of poverty ... More >>

Healthy Home Standards means better houses for vulnerable

Monday, 25 February 2019, 5:20 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Healthy Homes Standards will mean better houses for the most vulnerable More >>

Pay rates for NGO social workers should not be left behind

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 2:40 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

NZCCSS welcomes the announcement today that Oranga Tamariki social workers have reached agreement on a pay equity settlement. More >>

A Social Security System Fit for the next 80 years

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 5:12 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Eighty years after the introduction of the first comprehensive social security laws in New Zealand in 1938, our country is once again taking on the challenge of designing a welfare system that will meet the needs of all people in 21st Century Aotearoa ... More >>

Policy Watch: Budget 2018 Special

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 3:20 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Budget 18 sets out the first steps in a plan for transformation – a transformation of our economy, a transformation of our public services, and a transformation of the way we work together to improve the lives of all New Zealanders”. More >>

Policy Watch newsletter May 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 2:03 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

This Policy Watch edition comes hard on the heels of the latest Kete Kupu newsletter, published last week covering in more detail the policy and social justice issues that we at NZCCSS are working on. Some areas are moving fast and this Policy Watch ... More >>

Fairer Taxes needed to fund essential social services

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:17 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

A fairer approach to tax would mean more could be done to help those in need. Bringing in a higher tax rate on the highest incomes could provide the resources needed to lift kiwi’s out of poverty – a way to help those facing hard times get back on ... More >>

More Homes Needed

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 8:59 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The Salvation Army’s call for 2,00 to 2,500 more State and social houses per year is strongly supported by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). The Salvation Army report “Taking Stock; The Demand for Social Housing in New Zealand” ... More >>

Policy Watch Budget Special

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:24 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

NZCCSS views this 2017 Budget through the eyes of those at the margins of our communities and asks what is being done to lift up the disadvantaged. How well are we doing to share fairly the wealth of our prosperous country? More >>

Equal Pay Settlement is Great News for Carers

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 7:56 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Today's announcement of a settlement of the Equal Pay case is a welcome step towards recognising the vital work of those doing care work in this country and for work done mainly by women. It also recognises the importance of older people and others ... More >>

Policy Watch Newsletter

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:41 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Welcome to the latest and last Policy Watch e-newsletter for December 2016. For this edition we reflect on the Advent season and its promise of hope, peace, joy and love in readiness for the coming of Christ. Across the country NZCCSS social service agencies ... More >>

Welfare Law must become more child-centred

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 3:23 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

This is a vital opportunity for politicians to move to a more child-centred approach to social welfare. That is a key message from NZCCSS today to MPs at Parliament’s Social Services Select Committee hearing on the Social Security Legislation Rewrite ... More >>

Stressed Families: Overstretched Services

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 8:20 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress”, says Trevor McGlinchey, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Executive Officer. “The support demanded from ... More >>

Park up at Parliament

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:58 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The Park up for homes: Parliament park up is on Saturday 25th June near Parliament. Join the protest and send a message for greater focus on building more homes for those with the least. See the message below or go to the CPAG Website ( www.cpag.org.nz ... More >>

Another ‘blind spot’ in housing policy exposed

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 2:32 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Another housing policy ‘blind spot’ has been exposed - the situation of up to 230,000 baby boomers who are likely to enter retirement without owning their own homes, many of whom will be on low incomes”. This was the response of NZCCSS Executive ... More >>

 

 

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