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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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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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