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Organisation

Child Poverty Action Group (New Zealand)

Acronym:
CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is an independent, registered charity founded in 1994 who work to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand through research, education and advocacy.

Report

The first year of COVID-19: initial outcomes of our collective care for low-income children in Aotearoa New Zealand

This report is an attempt to understand the situations facing low-income children and young people, and their parents and caregivers, families, whānau and communities in New Zealand.
Report

Ensuring adequate indexation of Working for Families

Working for Families (WFF) is the primary income support mechanism for children in New Zealand. In this paper, the authors make recommendations for the anticipated WFF government reform.
Report

Family tax credits: do children get the support in New Zealand that they would get in Australia?

This report compares the Australian and New Zealand family tax credit systems. Findings demonstrate that the Australian system is significantly more generous. This is particularly the case for families receiving income support. The New Zealand system is discriminatory, penalising the children of parents receiving a...
Policy report

Further fraying of the welfare safety net

Highlights key changes and identifies themes in the continued and systematic reduction of social welfare and income support for children in New Zealand since 2008.