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Benefit data shows families cannot wait till Budget 2019 announcements

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Benefit data shows families cannot wait till Budget 2019 announcements

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 January 2019 The latest benefit data from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) provides cast iron evidence that current levels of welfare benefits and Working for Families tax credits are far too inadequate to meet the everyday needs of families who rely on social assistance, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). […]

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The power of Manaakitanga: The socially-inclusive practice of sharing food amongst high school students.

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The power of Manaakitanga: The socially-inclusive practice of sharing food amongst high school students.

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) The essence of ‘manaakitanga’ is in demonstrating hospitality, showing respect and generosity and providing support for others. It is the foundation for cultivating relationships based on kindness, aroha and empowerment, relationships which strengthen the body and soul and which are the backbone of strong community networks. These are principles […]

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Wellbeing Budget and Child Poverty Reduction Bill are the foundations for change

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing Budget and Child Poverty Reduction Bill are the foundations for change

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes both the Government’s first Wellbeing Budget and the passing into law of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill this week, saying that both are indicators of the intention for real and sustained change to come. “The Wellbeing Budget is a very […]

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Taskforce report has the future success of all schools and students at its heart

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Taskforce report has the future success of all schools and students at its heart

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) I am heartened with the direction taken by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce. The members recommend system and structural changes which will require far greater ‘working together’ and will ultimately make our schooling futures stronger. My concerns have long centred around children and teachers schools serving low-income communities, and […]

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CPAG calls for an Inquiry to review the debts of MSD current and former clients

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG calls for an Inquiry to review the debts of MSD current and former clients

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 12 December 2018 “We are delighted with this decision and congratulate the Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) advocates who supported the man to have his case reviewed,” says Associate Professor Susan St John, CPAG Economics spokesperson. “It shows that compassion can still be found in the Social Security and […]

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CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 10 December 2018 The latest Child Poverty Monitor released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner reveals alarming facts about children suffering the impacts of family income inadequacy, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The report found that one in five children under the age of 15 – […]

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Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides “bold, brave blueprint For radical change”

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides “bold, brave blueprint For radical change”

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the release of the 31 recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent taskforce is a genuine and game changing blueprint to radically change New Zealand education. Professor Peter O’Connor from the University of Auckland, and CPAG spokesperson for Education says the […]

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CPAG welcomes He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 06 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the newly released He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, and says it a comprehensive and substantive response to the wide ranging submissions, with commendable focus on prevention, and notably on the impacts of […]

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Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change needed

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change needed

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has submitted today recommendations for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. CPAG welcomes the coalition Government’s intention to embed a framework which “will set the direction for how to improve the wellbeing of children […]

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New report from MSD shows urgent need for Government action on poverty

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New report from MSD shows urgent need for Government action on poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 28 November 2018 A new report from Growing Up in New Zealand (GUINZ) data published this week by the Ministry of Social Development highlights the critical link between material hardship and emotional and physical health outcomes for children. It also highlights the greater risk mothers have of experiencing mental […]

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New article on child poverty and disability welcomed by CPAG

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New article on child poverty and disability welcomed by CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 November 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes Breaking the Link Between Disability and Child and Whanau Poverty a new article by Sam Murray of CCS Disability Action highlighting the inequities that exist among whānau with experiences of disability. Building on existing work, including that by CPAG such […]

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Time to fast-forward to a future where tenants have control of their housing situations

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Time to fast-forward to a future where tenants have control of their housing situations

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) The year is 1986, and rental videos are still a thing.  You stop by the rental place on your way home, and you’ve got a stack of tapes (those are still a thing, too).  You hit ‘play’ on the VCR, and settle in with a bowl of popcorn when […]

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Collaborative video project will amplify the voices of welfare recipients

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Collaborative video project will amplify the voices of welfare recipients

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 20 November 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and We Are Beneficiaries have teamed up to amplify the voices of those who have experienced first hand that Aotearoa’s current system of welfare is not always the supportive safety net that it was built to be.  Following the release of […]

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New report shows four out of five people have had negative experiences at WINZ

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New report shows four out of five people have had negative experiences at WINZ

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 08 November 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and ActionStation welcome the Government’s vision for “a welfare system … that ensures people have an adequate income and standard of living, [and] are treated with, and can live in dignity and are able to participate meaningfully in their communities” (Welfare […]

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Government on the right track to making education more inclusive

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Government on the right track to making education more inclusive

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 November 2018 The 600 new support staff for schools announced by the Ministry of Education over the weekend is a welcome advance for children in Aotearoa, and one that could not come soon enough considering the latest OECD stats on education inequality, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). […]

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Important questions from an advocate at the coalface

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Important questions from an advocate at the coalface

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Another young woman. As she sits down she burst into tears. ‘I’ve been too scared to come to WINZ.’ She had missed an appointment with a caseworker as she had a sick child whom she had taken to the doctor. She had been unable to contact Work and Income […]

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Tax Working Group: Importance of Working for Families recognised, but problems not addressed

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Tax Working Group: Importance of Working for Families recognised, but problems not addressed

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 31 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes recognition by the Tax Working Group (TWG) that Working for Families (WFF) provides vital tax transfers to low-income families to offset high taxes on low incomes and make taxes fairer. Working for Families tax credits have been labelled recently as […]

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Rental reform proposal offers little more than minor modifications

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Rental reform proposal offers little more than minor modifications

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 25 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s (MHUD) intention to reform the outdated Residential Tenancies Act, but stated in a submission to the MHUD that the proposals put forth don’t go far enough to provide tenants the kind of protection […]

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It’s time for the punitive, stigmatising nature of welfare to change

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on It’s time for the punitive, stigmatising nature of welfare to change

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Privacy Commissioner inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) investigative practices and joins the AAAP’s call for the department to end cruel and invasive practices that can have devastating impacts on children. “In particular, the watchdog approach that […]

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KiwiBuy could provide security to low-income families

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on KiwiBuy could provide security to low-income families

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that a broad sweep of new housing programmes is required to reduce the reliance on an increasingly unaffordable and unreliable private rental market. The Salvation Army’s new report, Beyond Renting says that changes in the private rental market mean that […]

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