CPAG is holding a Summit in November. See here for more details.
The value of relationships in building wellbeing
Community Networks Aotearoa and the NZ Council of Christian Services are holding a joint conference on 27 and 28 August 2019 in Wellington. Everyone is welcome. The theme this year is Tātou tātou e – all of us together – the value of relationships in building wellbeing. To find out more or to register, click here
Action Stations is conducting Meet Your MP workshops, which will give people the opportunity to learn how to lobby their MPs on welfare system change. The workshops will be held at the times and dates below.: South Auckland: Saturday 17th August, 2-4pm at Manurewa Library Meeting Room,
West Auckland: Sunday 18th August, 2-4pm at Hub West, 29 Corban Ave, Henderson Central
Auckland: Tuesday 20th August, 6-8pm at CitySide Baptist Church, 8 Mt Eden Road, ·
Online: Wednesday 21st August, 6-8pm via ZOOM ·
Wellington: Sunday 25th August, 1-3pm at 39 Webb Street, Te Aro
To attend the workshops sign up via this link
SUPPORT THE TAX JUSTICE CAMPAIGN FOR A CAPITAL GAINS TAX.
If you would like to become more involved Can you chip in some putea/ funding to help make this happen? – Anything up to $100 is fine – details below.
- Would your organisation agree to lend its name to this campaign and to be part of a list of supporters in the newspaper advertising?
- Join Tax Justice Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Help amplify a #TaxJustice campaign through your communications and social media channels?
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Also tell NZ First what you think at https://www.nzfirst.org.nz/
CPAG is producing videos highlighting the experiences of some respondents to the survey. Visit CPAG’s Facebook page to see the first in the series of six videos online
There is still time for input into the Child Wellbeing Strategy as the process will continue until December. Reducing income/wealth inequality will have a significant effect on child wellbeing. To have your say, refer to https://www.dpmc.govt.nz/our-business-units/child-wellbeing-unit
The Welfare Expert Advisory Group is currently seeking feedback, either through a survey on their website www.weag.govt.nz or through attending one of the 12 community forums being held around the country this month. For details refer www.weag.govt.nz/have-your-say/community-forums/ Decent improvements in welfare payments will significantly help reduce income/wealth inequality.
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has released 2 new reports Too soon for the tooth fairy: the implications of child poverty for oral health, which summarises current knowledge about the prevalence of poor oral health among children in Aotearoa-New Zealand and Will children get the help they need: An analysis of effectiveness of policies for children in the worst poverty in 2018, which compares the increases in the families package to what the worst-off families will actually need.
The latest Poverty Action Waikato report, Windows on Waikato poverty, is now available. This report offers an excellent exposition of the failures of the market economy – in the areas of housing, employment and health. It shows clearly the impact on specific vulnerable groups (Maori, children and young adults). Read here…
Pickapath is an interactive tool which has evolved as a collaboration between ActionStation and The Morgan Foundation. It allows you to make the decisions for a couple who are expecting a new baby and are facing a range of issues (income and housing especially – two of our key Equality Network issues). It’s a real eye opener and a good resource to share. https://pickapath.actionstatio