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We have to call child poverty what it is – family poverty

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Physicians

We have to call child poverty what it is family poverty RACP responds to the Child Poverty Reduction Bill passing Read more »

ANZASW statement on amendments to crucial social work bill

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to learn that Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development, has proposed that the Social Work Registration Legislation Bill include a scope of practice to determine who is … Read more »

Working-class heroes: Understanding labour market data

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Recent strong labour market data has sparked questions, which we answer here, about how we define and measure employment, unemployment, and underutilisation Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Child Poverty Bill and Wellbeing Budget vital for change

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes both the Governments first Wellbeing Budget and the passing into law of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill this week, saying that both are indicators of the intention for real and sustained change to come. Read more »

♬ All I want for Christmas is ….. ♫

stephanie-popeStephanie Pope
Director | Te Wana Quality Programme

Well I guess I must have been on the Santa nice list because the very day I submit my blog copy bemoaning the delay in hearing any news about the Whānau Ora review report then this happens: Read more »

Report highlights discriminatory disabled care system

Article – RNZ

Hundreds of people who care for their adult disabled children have told the government what they already know, that the current system is unfair, unlawful and discriminatory. Read more »

Social worker registration changes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, has proposed legislative changes to the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill, to strengthen the regulation of social workers and better protect public safety. Read more »

Historic day for New Zealand children

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands first Bill to reduce child poverty will help transform childrens lives and set a path to New Zealand having one of the lowest rates of child poverty in the world, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Dec 18

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all her statements and actions in relation to Karel Sroubek? Read more »

Māori advisory group on family violence starts work

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Mori advisory group to the Governments joint venture on family violence and sexual violence began their work today at their first meeting in Wellington. Read more »

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