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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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When the state turned away: Sarah’s story

By   /  September 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 When the state turned away: Sarah’s story

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: When the state turned away: Sarah’s story With all the rhetoric around domestic violence and women and children it’s hard to believe that even today when women experience hardship and reach out to the state for support, they are still judged and […]

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Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty

By   /  September 15, 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 Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty 15 September 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that urgently removing Sections 176, 177, 178 from the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill and extending the In-Work Tax Credit portion of Working for Families […]

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Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish

By   /  September 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 Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish 06 September 2017 The upcoming election provides an opportunity for all political parties to put the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children at the centre of their education policies, says Child […]

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Parental income test needs urgent attention

By   /  August 31, 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 Parental income test needs urgent attention

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Parental income test needs urgent attention 31 August 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds Labour’s latest policy announcement for students as a much needed step in the right direction. CPAG’s 2016 report Laybying our future: The state of student hardship in New Zealand, written by […]

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People’s Review report shows urgent policies needed

By   /  August 23, 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 People’s Review report shows urgent policies needed

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: People’s Review report shows urgent policies needed 23 August 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the People’s Review of Renting report released today by ActionStation and Renters United should be considered by Members of Parliament to be further evidence supporting […]

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Invite: Housing Election Forum

By   /  August 22, 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 Invite: Housing Election Forum

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Invite: Housing Election Forum 22 August 2017 Every Child Counts and the Child Poverty Action Group invite you to attend our Housing Election Forum where, together with other organisations, we will jointly call for urgent action on housing to recognise every child’s […]

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Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s #1 priority

By   /  August 22, 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 Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s #1 priority

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s #1 priority 22 August 2017 Former Prime Minister Sir John Key, said as he was knighted for service to New Zealand, that the only regret he had from his ten years in office was not eliminating […]

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It’s Money Week, let’s talk about debt for low-income families

By   /  August 18, 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 It’s Money Week, let’s talk about debt for low-income families

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: It’s Money Week, let’s talk about debt for low-income families 18 August 2017 To wrap up Sorted’s Money Week, which had its focus on “What does debt do for you?” CPAG talks to Robert Choy, executive officer at Ngā Tangata Microfinance about […]

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Prevent youth crime by ending poverty

By   /  August 15, 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 Prevent youth crime by ending poverty

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Prevent youth crime by ending poverty 14 August 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government must focus its efforts on the causes of youth offending, as a bootcamp programme is an unwelcome and unhelpful ambulance at the bottom of […]

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Box-checking is a game of no responsibility

By   /  August 11, 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 Box-checking is a game of no responsibility

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Box-checking is a game of no responsibility A worker at the coalface (who chooses not to be named) tells CPAG about the disparities in social service organisations across the nation, and the problems they may face due to the limitations of criteria […]

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No responsibility

By   /  August 11, 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 No responsibility

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: No responsibility No Responsibility Anonymous blogger at the coal face I am alarmed by what I see on a daily basis:  despite the rhetoric Whanau Ora, families are falling through the cracks and damaged for life. It is dispiriting to work every […]

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Concern new education funding disguises cost-cutting

By   /  August 2, 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 Concern new education funding disguises cost-cutting

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Concern new education funding disguises cost-cutting 02 August 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) advises that scrapping the current decile funding system and replacing it with a targeted approach must come with significant additional funding if it is to reduce the financial stress on struggling […]

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Sick children will be helped by Healthy Homes Bill

By   /  July 28, 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 Sick children will be helped by Healthy Homes Bill

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Sick children will be helped by Healthy Homes Bill With winter now well set in, emergency departments around New Zealand are being inundated by our most vulnerable population- our children. Wheezing, barking coughs, runny noses, laboured breathing; these are typical sights and […]

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Household Incomes report: No signs of real improvement for poorest families

By   /  July 25, 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 Household Incomes report: No signs of real improvement for poorest families

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Household Incomes report: No signs of real improvement for poorest families 25 July 2017 The latest Household Incomes Survey report shows that not everyone is better off, despite that income poverty seems to have lessened since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. For those […]

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Bold changes and combined efforts could work for families

By   /  July 18, 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 Bold changes and combined efforts could work for families

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bold changes and combined efforts could work for families 18 July 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the Green Party’s “Mending the Safety Net” policy announcement of Sunday, which is the boldest step yet in family income policy taken by New Zealand’s political parties. […]

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A good start to WFF changes, what will Greens have in store?

By   /  July 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 good start to WFF changes, what will Greens have in store?

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A good start to WFF changes, what will Greens have in store? 14 July 2017 There could finally be some real headway made with Working for Families (WFF) if all the latest policy announcements come into effect, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). But […]

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Befuddling figures will not house families in need

By   /  July 5, 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 Befuddling figures will not house families in need

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Befuddling figures will not house families in need It’s time our Government stopped confusing the nation with its baffling numbers and vague talk of housing projects, and showed New Zealanders a real plan to increase the current social housing stock from 66,000 […]

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Superu report: Incomes and housing crucial to community stability

By   /  June 30, 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 Superu report: Incomes and housing crucial to community stability

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Superu report: Incomes and housing crucial to community stability 30 June 2017 The findings of the latest Superu Families and Whānau status report, provide clear evidence that addressing one issue at a time will not significantly improve the situation for many children […]

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