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Preventable, avoidable diseases putting children in hospital - CPAG

Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 - 18:30

Cure Kids’ annual State of Child Health Report released today confirmed very high rates of costly, yet often preventable, diseases in Aotearoa. Yet as a country we could protect children from these diseases with better policies.

Slow down Select Committee - let's hear what children have to say about the Bill

Friday, 17 June, 2022 - 15:24

Child Poverty Action Group commends the Select Committee’s recommendation to keep the crucial role of the Children’s Commissioner but is concerned that the process got this far.

Government response to affordable rental housing crisis 'is not good enough'

Friday, 10 June, 2022 - 11:58

Recently released figures on demand for and supply of public housing continue to demonstrate the inadequacy of Government’s housing responses says the Child Poverty Action Group.

No ‘secure future’ for children in poverty this budget - Child Action Poverty Group

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 19:55

Despite some positive steps, this year’s Budget represents a failed opportunity to bravely address child poverty, says the Child Poverty Action Group.

We all want to see children thrive, yet families locked into poverty will not see any relief from this year's budget.

Government needs to step up to address child poverty ahead of Budget 2022

Monday, 16 May, 2022 - 16:15

Professor Innes Asher says it’s time for the government to take bigger steps to address child poverty. Families want their children to thrive but those locked in severe poverty cannot.

Government debt rethink removes barriers to tackling poverty - CPAG

Tuesday, 3 May, 2022 - 17:17

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) congratulates the government on finally acknowledging that the NZ Super Fund assets should not be excluded from New Zealand’s measure of net public debt.

More than an inflation adjusted catch-up to Working for Families - CPAG

Friday, 1 April, 2022 - 05:00

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says today’s Working for Families (WFF) increases are little more than an overdue inflation catch-up, and substantive improvements are needed to unlock all families from the constraints of poverty.

Bold policy changes needed urgently to shift stagnant child poverty rates - CPAG

Thursday, 24 February, 2022 - 13:19

New statistics out today show very limited progress towards lifting children out of poverty, three years on from the Child Poverty Reduction Act being introduced, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

Families need immediate cash boost to prepare for Omicron surge - CPAG

Monday, 21 February, 2022 - 05:00

The Government must take immediate steps to help families prepare for the surge in Omicron infections by bringing forward promised benefit increases today, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is urging.

Social Insurance proposal would likely bake-in existing inequities

Wednesday, 2 February, 2022 - 15:47

A social unemployment insurance (SUI) scheme is likely to be regressive and would bake-in existing inequities in New Zealand, according to the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).