The Greens have a plan to bring 100,000 children out of poverty.
We would extend the child tax credit to children whose families rely on benefits; reinstate the Training Incentive Allowance so that beneficiaries can upskill at university and move off the benefit faster; and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Unlike the Government's vicious welfare plan, these changes will actually help our most vulnerable kids, and help to close the gap between those who have the most and those who need the most.
Metiria Turei, Green MP
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There are at least 1 million substandard homes in New Zealand and rental properties are generally the worst performing of these. We are calling on the Government to create performance standards which ensure warm, healthy, rentals.
Save our bees, with Sue Kedgley - Havelock North
Tuesday 14 June, 7-9:30pm
Havelock North Community Centre
Taupo Welfare Forum with Catherine Delahunty
Monday 20 June, 1-2:30pm
Senior Citizens Rooms, Storey Place beside the museum, Taupo
Do we want a super city foisted upon Wellingtonians? Hear the debate, have your say - with Sue Kedgley and Gareth Hughes
Tuesday 21 June, 6:30-8:30pm
Mezzanine Community Room, Wellington Central Library
Save the Mokihinui Public Forum with Kevin Hague - Rotorua
Tuesday 28 June, 7-9pm
Room N230 (library building), Waiariki Institute of Technology, Mokoia Drive, Rotorua
Thames Welfare Forum with Catherine Delahunty
Monday 4 July, 12:30-1:30pm
Grahamstown Community Hall, Thames
No Kapiti Expressway - Rally at Parliament
Wednesday 6 July, 12-1pm
Parliament Grounds, Wellington
ECE Taskforce toes Govt line on registered staff
1 June 2011
It is disappointing that the Early Childhood Education Taskforce has toed the Government line and only recommended that 80 percent of staff in early childhood centres should be registered teachers, the Green Party said today. Read more...
The Government's planned changes to the welfare system are out of touch with New Zealand communities and prey on our most vulnerable, says Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty. Read more...
Not content with its 90 day fire at will legislation, effective nil increases to the minimum wage, undermining workers’ rights to four weeks’ annual leave, and restricting union access to workplaces, John Key has revealed National is planning more attacks on workers’ rights. Read more...
Miramar South School - Low Decile and High Quality - by Catherine Delahunty
As the debate rages about the proposed merger of two Miramar schools I want to challenge the perception that these schools have a lower quality of education, teaching staff and student behaviour. Read more...
COGS grant scheme cut - by Catherine Delahunty
One of the worst aspects of the “death by a thousand cuts” Budget is the cut to the Community Organisations Grants Scheme (COGS). Read more...