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Child poverty report shows need for govt to raise benefit levels - Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Child Poverty Monitor 2018 released today shows one in five kids are facing food deprivation. The report also highlights that Māori and Pasifika families are at least twice as likely to have kids facing food deprivation.

Jones pads carbon benefit from One Billion Trees - Goldsmith

Shane Jones claims his ‘One Billion Trees’ will cut almost $3 billion from New Zealand’s carbon liability under the Paris Agreement but papers show he vastly inflated the benefit, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Child poverty report a call for urgent welfare reform

The Child Poverty Monitor 2018 report points out one in five kids are living without access to food. People on the benefit were disproportionately affected, with the report highlighting many were spending more than half of their income on rent, leaving them with little left to feed their kids.

Government to proactively release Ministerial diaries - Hipkins

All Government Ministers will for the first time release details of their internal and external meetings, Minister for State Services (Open Government) Chris Hipkins announced today.

Green Party welcome proactive release of Ministerial diaries

The Green Party warmly welcome Government Ministers proactively releasing their Ministerial diaries from February 2019.

Child poverty report reminder of need for Bill - Ardern

The latest report into the impact of poverty on wellbeing of Kiwi children shows why the Government has put children and families at the centre of its programme and will pass an historic Bill to tackle child poverty by the end of the Parliamentary year.

KiwiBuild not increasing housing supply - ACT

Comments from a Wellington property developer today reveal that KiwiBuild is a PR stunt that won’t increase the supply of housing and solve the housing crisis, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Principals welcome Tomorrow's Schools Report

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) has welcomed the taskforce report on Tomorrow’s Schools, just released.

Strong public support for a Medical Cannabis Card Scheme

Recently Helius has commissioned a Horizons poll outlining attitudes around Medical Cannabis.

'Wide spread stigma' around mental ill health and applying for work

The Green Party has wrapped up its investigation into New Zealanders being potentially discriminated against for mental ill health whilst applying for work.