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CPAG welcomes Ministry of Health focus on food insecurity

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes Ministry of Health focus on food insecurity

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 13 June 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that income adequacy, along with the consistent certainty of income, is key to ensuring that children’s nutritional needs are met for healthy brain development in their critical early years, and for ensuring that they are able to do well in their […]

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Remarkable CPAG economist’s NZ honour well-deserved

By   /  June 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Remarkable CPAG economist’s NZ honour well-deserved

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 June 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) warmly congratulates its co-founder and economics spokesperson Associate Professor Susan St John on becoming Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to social policy. “We’re thrilled that Susan is to be acknowledged with this high honour, which is extremely […]

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Budget provides relief but nothing transformational for children in poverty

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Budget provides relief but nothing transformational for children in poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 30 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has said that the Government should be warmly congratulated for the reframing of the Budget to reflect human wellbeing outcomes. “The new approach signals a greater understanding of the tragic extent of the social deficits created over many years of neglect,” […]

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CPAG calls for free dental and health care for all young people under 18 years

By   /  May 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG calls for free dental and health care for all young people under 18 years

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 29 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling for free healthcare, including dentistry, prescriptions and specialist hearing and vision care for all children and adolescents under 18 years of age, in a submission to the New Zealand Health and Disability System Review, released today. In the group’s […]

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Will Budget 2019 be transformational for children living in poverty?

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Will Budget 2019 be transformational for children living in poverty?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 27 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is looking to the Government to deliver a package in Budget 2019 that will truly transform the lives of children living in Aotearoa who experience the most severe poverty. “There was very little extra for children in the 2018 Budget,” says […]

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Targets overlook the 174,000 children living in worst poverty

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Targets overlook the 174,000 children living in worst poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to see the Government set ambitious 10-year targets for child poverty reduction, but we are disappointed not to see a target set for improving thousands of young lives where the worst of poverty is found. Moreover, the three-year targets amount […]

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Income support needs $3.4 billion overhaul

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Income support needs $3.4 billion overhaul

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 17 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is recommending that a major $1.5 billion housing-related income supplement be scrapped while also calling for an income boost of around 40 percent for families receiving benefits, in a new report being releasedon Sunday May 19. In The Accommodation Supplement: The […]

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CPAG welcomes Govt move to abolish NCEA fees

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes Govt move to abolish NCEA fees

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 13 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled by this morning’s announcement from the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins that NCEA fees are to be abolished. “This is a simple change that will ease the financial burden on low-income households, and one that CPAG has been campaigning […]

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CPAG welcomes WEAG recommendations to ensure dignity for all

By   /  May 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes WEAG recommendations to ensure dignity for all

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 03 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes today’s release of the long-anticipated report from the Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG): Whakamana Tāngata: Restoring Dignity to Social Security in New Zealand. The report shows the depth of the analysis that the group has undertaken in its consideration of […]

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New data on benefit sanctions show fairer treatment of those in need

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New data on benefit sanctions show fairer treatment of those in need

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 01 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the latest data on benefits from the Ministry of Social Development, which shows the number of sanctions tracking down significantly compared to previous years. “At last we are seeing a less punitive approach to the enforcement of benefit obligations. These […]

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New Zealand’s disability allowances are failing disabled children

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New Zealand’s disability allowances are failing disabled children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Disabled children and their families in the United Kingdom are at far less risk of income poverty than in New Zealand. One of the key reasons is much higher disability allowances in the United Kingdom.  In 2013, the median payment rate for disability allowances for children in the United […]

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No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group cautiously welcomes the government’s response to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report.   The Prime Minister has taken Capital Gains Tax off her Government’s policy agenda.  “This provides the opportunity to explore other policies that could better meet the express instructions from the […]

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Cap on interest rates vital to protect vulnerable New Zealanders

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Cap on interest rates vital to protect vulnerable New Zealanders

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 11 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the proposed amendments to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance law do not go nearly far enough to provide vulnerable New Zealanders the protection they desperately need. FinCap, an organisation supporting budgeting and financial capability services in New Zealand, […]

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Broad shift in mindset needed to address deeply-rooted education inequality

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Broad shift in mindset needed to address deeply-rooted education inequality

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 09 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Ministry of Education’s review of Tomorrow’s Schools and submitted yesterday on the report Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini. “We are grateful for the work of the Taskforce in highlighting some of the extent of […]

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Home truths about the tricky In-Work Tax Credit

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Home truths about the tricky In-Work Tax Credit

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) There I was, Sole Parent Beneficiary, lolling on the couch with my low-quality beverage, savouring the luxury of my state-funded holiday, when I found out that simply by securing four to six extra hours of paid work, I could increase my family’s weekly income by $72 (on top of […]

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New Child Poverty statistics will provide a sound baseline for reduction targets

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New Child Poverty statistics will provide a sound baseline for reduction targets

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 02 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is pleased to see Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) has been able to produce some sound baselines against which the Government can measure its progress in reducing Child Poverty.  ​ As CPAG has noted previously, the 2018 Household Economic Survey (HES) data […]

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Measuring deprivation in New Zealand regions – a CPAG presentation series

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Measuring deprivation in New Zealand regions – a CPAG presentation series

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 25 March 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Associate Professor Dan Exeter are launching a series of discussion documents which look at the concentration and drivers of deprivation in regions across Aotearoa, using The New Zealand Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). The IMD, produced by Dr Exeter and […]

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Parents aren’t asking for the earth, just a safe, affordable place to call home

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Parents aren’t asking for the earth, just a safe, affordable place to call home

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) The latest announcement from Housing Minister Phil Twyford on the new Healthy Homes standards is really great news. The new standards will mean low-income families who are renting will get homes that are able to be heated more efficiently and are better safe-guarded against dampness. Anything to stop children […]

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CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home early childcare providers

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home early childcare providers

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 February 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the move by the Ministry of Education towards more professional in-home early childhood care and education (ECCE), ensuring all children in ECCE environments are accessing high quality, culturally relevant, consistent and safe educational opportunities. Dr Jenny Ritchie, Associate Professor in […]

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CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home carers

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home carers

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 February 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the move by the Ministry of Education towards more professional in-home early childhood care and education (ECCE), ensuring all children in ECCE environments are accessing high quality, culturally relevant, consistent and safe educational opportunities. Dr Jenny Ritchie, Associate Professor in […]

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