Thousands of kids go to school hungry every day. Child poverty is at unacceptable levels, and the Government's latest paper won't do anything to address the underlying causes.
The Green Party has a plan to bring 100,000 children out of poverty by 2014.
We will put child poverty firmly on the political agenda. Look out for our plan next Wednesday.
Metiria Turei, Green MP
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In this issue
Ask the Minister for Social Development to reject the Welfare Working Group report. Send e-card
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 that ensure warm, healthy, rentals.
Pay equity and women's rights: Meeting with Catherine Delahunty
Thursday 4 August 7-9pm
- Grey Lynn, Auckland
Welfare Forums with Catherine Delahunty
'Welfare Reforms: A Recipe for Poverty'
Saturday 30 July, 2-4pm
Glenfield Community Centre, cnr Glenfield Rd and Bentley Ave, Glenfield, Auckland
Thursday 25 August, 12:30-1:30pm
Grahamstown Community Hall,
Smart Transport for NZ Conference, with Gareth Hughes
Friday 19 August 1pm to Saturday 20 August 5:30pm
When not championing cycling and active transport modes in Parliament, Green MP Kevin Hague can be found out and about on his trusty bike. Watch the video...
Next Wednesday, the Green Party is announcing our plan to bring 100,000 kids out of poverty. One quarter of all New Zealand children are living in poverty. These are not nameless, faceless kids. They are our kids, and they deserve better.
In this podcast from earlier in the year, we hear from Courteney about her experience on the DPB, balancing work, study, and parenting, and her thoughts about the Welfare Working Group's proposals for sole parents. Listen to podcast...
Time to address causes of child poverty and neglect
27 July 2011
Recommendations in the Government Green Paper on vulnerable children will not address the root causes of child abuse and neglect, the Green Party said today. Read more...