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A more supportive welfare system will benefit the whole nation: CPAG Summit 2018

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on A more supportive welfare system will benefit the whole nation: CPAG Summit 2018

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 September 2018 It is widely acknowledged that there are inadequacies in the current design of the Welfare System in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Welfare payment levels and tax credits are too low to adequately support low-income families. Policy changes over the past three decades have seen benefits subjected to outright […]

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CPAG launches Welfare fit for Families campaign

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG launches Welfare fit for Families campaign

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 06 September 2018 What will it take to ensure that all children living in Aotearoa-New Zealand have all their wellbeing needs met? Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says when families fall on hard times, they still need to have enough money to meet all their basic needs. Sufficient income […]

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Money Week 2018: Weathering a perpetual storm

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Money Week 2018: Weathering a perpetual storm

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) ‘Money week’ is like birthdays and Christmas – they are not something you look forward to if you don’t have any money. No-one can save if they can only afford to pay the rent if they pay that first every week, and limit the time they run the heater […]

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A safe harbour in life’s financial storms – Nga Tangata Microfinance

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on A safe harbour in life’s financial storms – Nga Tangata Microfinance

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 03 September 2018 Ngā Tangata Microfinance supports this year’s Money Week focus; asking New Zealanders how they will weather life’s financial storms, and how quickly they can bounce back. When you are on a low income managing a very tight budget, it does not take much for calm waters to […]

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CPAG welcomes Govt announcement of tenancy law review

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes Govt announcement of tenancy law review

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 28 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s plans to review rental law, and is pleased that it intends to engage in public consultation, allowing those who are most affected to have a say in what reforms will have the most positive impacts on their lives. […]

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Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 15 August 2018 Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand – and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and Accommodation Supplement increases. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that more needs to […]

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Slowdown possibility raises concerns for family incomes

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Slowdown possibility raises concerns for family incomes

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government should be turning up welfare and tax credits as the foundation for better family income protection in the likelihood that the country is facing an economic downturn. With New Zealand seemingly at the top of its game […]

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A looming slowdown requires urgent family income protection

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on A looming slowdown requires urgent family income protection

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government should be turning up welfare and tax credits as the foundation for better family income protection in the likelihood that the country is facing an economic downturn. With New Zealand seemingly at the top of its game […]

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Nga Tangata Microfinance: At last! Safer consumer credit may be coming soon to Aotearoa

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Nga Tangata Microfinance: At last! Safer consumer credit may be coming soon to Aotearoa

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 01 August 2018 Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the Consumer Credit Regulation Review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Having made its submission today, NTM hopes that the outcome of the Review will be a safer consumer credit environment – particularly for those families on low incomes […]

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CPAG calls for an independent review of all benefit debts

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG calls for an independent review of all benefit debts

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 31 July 2018 Urgent changes must be made following the decision by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) not to appeal the High Court’s ruling that loans are not income for benefit purposes, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). An independent review is needed of the legitimacy of beneficiary […]

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What happens for children when the Winter Energy Payment runs out?

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on What happens for children when the Winter Energy Payment runs out?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 27 July 2018 Low-income families on benefits have had the Winter Energy Payment (WEP) added to their weekly income since 1 July. But while some New Zealand Superannuation recipients are finding the WEP makes a significant difference in their lives, some low-income families with children say it barely makes […]

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Recognising the vital, unpaid work that secures our future

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Recognising the vital, unpaid work that secures our future

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) How much are caregivers of the young worth to an ageing society? In the years to come, a growing demographic of retired baby boomers will be evermore reliant on the willingness and ability of the younger population to support them. More than ever, we need support for those who […]

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The time for tame reforms of tenancy laws is over says CPAG

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The time for tame reforms of tenancy laws is over says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 11 July 2018 As a country we should see that every every Kiwi child has the right to live in a home which is warm, safe and secure, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). “Sadly, this is not the case for tens of thousands of children in poverty, many […]

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New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait for reporting

By   /  July 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait for reporting

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 July 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that his ministry will be kicking off New Zealand’s most extensive survey of child poverty this month “to give a clearer picture of how poverty affects everyone; from children to the elderly”. […]

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A heartfelt letter penned by Ms F

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on A heartfelt letter penned by Ms F

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 July 2018 Through eight hard years, a sole mother pleaded her case against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) who argued before the High Court that because she took out loans in the form bank loans, credit cards and family loans to pay for needed home repairs and to support […]

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High court rules loans are not income for welfare beneficiaries

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on High court rules loans are not income for welfare beneficiaries

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 03 July 2018 In a breakthrough decision released today the High Court has said that loans are not income for social security purposes and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling on the Minister of Social Development to immediately remove all debts, cases and prosecutions against beneficiaries where loans […]

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Working for Families is not a trap, it’s a run-down house in need of TLC  

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Working for Families is not a trap, it’s a run-down house in need of TLC  

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) People should be wary of recent criticism of Working for Families (WFF) tax credits as being a poverty trap. The problem is not the system itself, but the poor design from its inception. It goes without saying that there are extra costs involved in raising children; Governments have recognised […]

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CPAG welcomes Working for Families increases on July 1

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes Working for Families increases on July 1

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 29 June 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the long overdue increases to Working for Families (WFF) rates coming in this Sunday. But after six years of no adjustment for average wage and cost increases, the changes signify little more than an overdue catch-up. Working families on low […]

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CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Len Cook

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Len Cook

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 June 2018 We would love for our supporters and members to join us on Wednesday 25 July for: CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (6.30pm) Are you a current member of CPAG and passionate about the well-being of New Zealand children? Would you like to play a bigger part […]

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CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. Professor O’Neill, Head of the Institute of Education at Massey University, is […]

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