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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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April Newsletter

By   /  April 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 April Newsletter

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: April Newsletter Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s April 2018 newsletter.   In This Issue Nationwide post budget events 2018 Child Poverty Reduction Bill Submission Round the Bays 2018 Community film screening fundraiser Policy news CPAG news update CPAG […]

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Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

By   /  April 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand? How well is New Zealand doing to ensure it upholds its international obligations to human rights, especially where they relate to children? The concluding observations from a recent review of how New Zealand is […]

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CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

By   /  April 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the new report from the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group (CCMG), and its timely release following the 25th anniversary of New Zealand signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC). The […]

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Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children

By   /  March 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if passed, the Education (Social Investment Funding and Abolition of Decile System) Amendment Bill could put schools serving income poor and materially deprived communities at risk of losing funding they […]

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Warm congratulations to Professor Innes Asher  

By   /  March 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 Warm congratulations to Professor Innes Asher  

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Warm congratulations to Professor Innes Asher   Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is delighted to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Professor Innes Asher in her work toward ending child poverty. Professor Asher, a committee member and health spokesperson for CPAG for 20 years, […]

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Ngā Tangata Microfinance celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact

By   /  February 22, 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 Ngā Tangata Microfinance celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ngā Tangata Microfinance celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) is thrilled to have the Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and Disability Issues, join its celebration in West Auckland on 23 February. This marks seven years of collaboration between Ngā Tangata, […]

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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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