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Action needed to improve youth justice system

Press Release – University of Melbourne

Children and adolescents detained in the youth justice system experience poor health across a range of complex physical and mental health disorders, according to new research . Read more »

CPAG joins call for Govt to increase benefits urgently

Press Release – CPAG

CPAG joins call from budget advisors for Govt to increase benefits urgently Budgeting services cannot help people who do not have enough income to meet even their basic needs, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . Read more »

ANZASW stands with Australia

Press Release – ANZASW

ANZASW stands with Australia Media Release: The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) 8th January 2020 Read more »

WEAG benefit increases urgently needed – budgeting expert

Press Release – MoneyTalks

High call volumes from people on benefits over the holiday break show a need to increase core benefits says telephone budgeting service MoneyTalks. Read more »

Full New Year Honours List 2020

Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: Read more »

New Year Honours: Sporting greats among knights and dames

Article – RNZ

Six new knights and dames, including Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua and economist Professor Dame Marilyn Waring, have been created in today’s New Year’s Honours List. Read more »

Kiwis needing half a billion dollars of assistance

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Kiwis needing half a billion dollars of assistance Figures released as part of the Ministry of Social Development annual review show almost half a billion dollars was paid out in hardship grants during the last financial year, Nationals Social Development … Read more »

Cannabis Use Continues To Rise in States Where Legal

Press Release – Family First

The latest data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health , the most authoritative study on drug use conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), has found that cannabis use in “legal” US states among youth, … Read more »

Hardship Fund welcome but delivery must be fair and fast

Press Release – Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City is pleased that finally an announcement has been made about a Hardship Fund to support people seriously impacted by CRL construction but will be watching to ensure the support is fair and fast. Read more »

Minimum wage increase will cost jobs, hurt SMEs

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

While todays increase in the minimum wage will be good for some, it will cost jobs and impose large costs for small businesses throughout the country, Nationals Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Todd McClay says. Read more »

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