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Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty

By   /  February 14, 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 Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty 14 February 2018 The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nations report released today shows that improving incomes will only be the start of reducing hardship among children and families in Aotearoa-New Zealand, says Child Poverty Action […]

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Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

By   /  February 12, 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Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty 12 February 2018 Childhood illnesses, transience and a disastrous rate of homelessness in New Zealand evidenced by the Government’s Stocktake on Housing report are attributable to a desperate lack of housing required to meet the needs […]

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Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches

By   /  February 9, 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 Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches 09 February 2018 A nutritious lunch for every child would go a long way toward ensuring that all children have the same chance for good educational outcomes, and support healthy physical and mental development, […]

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Fighting for a fairer welfare system

By   /  February 2, 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 Fighting for a fairer welfare system

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fighting for a fairer welfare system Vanessa Cole, Co-ordinator for Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) spoke at CPAG’s launch of our new report “Further fraying of the welfare safety net”  in December, about her experience working with families who have been sorely let down by […]

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Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed

By   /  January 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed 31 January 2018 Treasury’s Budget Policy Statement (BPS) 2018 indicates some real progress in terms of social wellbeing, but there are still outstanding issues that need to be urgently considered ahead of the upcoming Budget, […]

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New child poverty measures will provide a broader picture

By   /  January 30, 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 New child poverty measures will provide a broader picture

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New child poverty measures will provide a broader picture 30 January 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the Government for its new Child Poverty Reduction Bill. In particular, its comprehensive multi-tiered poverty lines will provide a broader picture of the depth of child poverty than […]

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Child poverty should be a key focus for Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions

By   /  January 24, 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 Child poverty should be a key focus for Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Child poverty should be a key focus for Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions 24 January 2018 It is heartening that the Government has announced a national Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says it is vital that this Inquiry […]

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Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government to lead visionary change

By   /  January 18, 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 Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government to lead visionary change

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government to lead visionary change 18 January 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that Treasury’s error in overestimating the numbers of children lifted out of poverty by both National and Labour’s families packages provides an opportunity for the Government to take […]

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Christmas Newsletter 2017

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  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 Christmas Newsletter 2017

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Christmas Newsletter 2017 21 December 2017 To check out the formatted copy – Click here Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s Christmas 2017 newsletter  In This Issue Meri Kirihimete from CPAG! Report launch: Further fraying of the welfare safety net United […]

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New CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net

By   /  December 17, 2017  /  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 New CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net 14 December 2017 New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent […]

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Families Package signals a sea change for children

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  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 Families Package signals a sea change for children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Families Package signals a sea change for children 14 December 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s Families Package announced today, which provides a significant boost to income support where it’s desperately needed. “This is a long overdue response to the disastrous child […]

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New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  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 New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG 07 December 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the new Child Poverty Monitor 2017 report shows some improvements in rates and number of children in material hardship, but the figures should be viewed with […]

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Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  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 Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty 23 November 2017 Reducing child poverty was on top of the agenda for New Zealand’s main political parties going into the 2017 Election. Political leaders shared a vision for improving […]

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CPAG November Newsletter 2017

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  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 November Newsletter 2017

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG November Newsletter 2017 15 November 2017 For a formatted copy, please use this link. Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s November newsletter. In This Issue Briefing paper to the incoming government Beyond Social Investment summit proceedings 2017 Whakataukī and […]

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A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  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 A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing 14 November 2017 More than 40,000 children are hospitalised each year with preventable illnesses that can be attributed to poverty and poor living conditions, and vastly improving legislation around the quality and safety […]

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We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  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 We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG 13 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report “Getting it Right” by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) Monitoring Group. The group, convened […]

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A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  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 A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers 01 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that with a new minister for Child Poverty Reduction, there is hope for measurable improvement in the lives of affected children in Aotearoa-New Zealand. […]

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MSD is treating loans as income in the courts

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  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 MSD is treating loans as income in the courts

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: MSD is treating loans as income in the courts 26 October 2017 Borrowed money should not count as income that can reduce benefit entitlements, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). In a case being heard in the High Court, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) […]

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When is MSD going to give up its damaging and arcane views towards sole mothers who repartner?

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  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 When is MSD going to give up its damaging and arcane views towards sole mothers who repartner?

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: When is MSD going to give up its damaging and arcane views towards sole mothers who repartner? When Wendy Shoebridge died in 2011 after a benefit fraud investigator issued her an ill-advised prosecution notice for being in an undeclared relationship – probably […]

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NZ First’s anti-discrimination policy could be promising

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  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 NZ First’s anti-discrimination policy could be promising

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ First’s anti-discrimination policy could be promising 27 September 2017 With a new government undecided, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) urges participants in coalition talks to prioritise child wellbeing policies.“Fixing Working for Families (WFF) is imperative and fundamental if we want to […]

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