Recent campaigns

Plan to charge for emergency housing back on

A Government plan to charge people for emergency housing like motels was derailed by Covid-19, but will now come into effect two days after the election Dileepa Fonseka, Newsroom, 22 September 2020 For most of us the biggest event of the last two years was Covid-19, but for one South Auckland family it was a … Continue reading Plan to charge for emergency housing back on

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Election 2020: Green Party and The Opportunities Party support introduction of rent caps

Mandy Te, stuff.co.nz, 17 September 2020 The Green Party and The Opportunities Party have announced they will both support the introduction of rent caps which would limit the amount a landlord could increase rent. At the Enough for All: Election Forum 2020 event in Wellington Central on Wednesday evening, a renter called Zoe told politicians … Continue reading Election 2020: Green Party and The Opportunities Party support introduction of rent caps

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CPAG and AAAP Call for Extension of Covid Support for NZ’s Most Financially Vulnerable

Incomes are scheduled to be cut by up to $63 a week for many of New Zealand’s lowest-income households in less than a month, but Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) are both urging the Government to immediately raise family incomes instead, as an ongoing crisis-response measure. Read the full … Continue reading CPAG and AAAP Call for Extension of Covid Support for NZ’s Most Financially Vulnerable

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Political Roundup: Politicians making inequality worse

Bryce Edwards, Democracy Project, 27 August 2020 https://democracyproject.nz/ Inequality and poverty look to be the forgotten issues of the election campaign, with not much more than lip-service being paid to them on the campaign trail. Yet decisions are currently being made that appear to be fuelling a greater gap between rich and poor. Newsroom’s Bernard … Continue reading Political Roundup: Politicians making inequality worse

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Why the wealthy need to step up now

Graeme MacCormick, Stuff, Aug 25 2020 OPINION: Whatever the shape of the next government it will need more revenue to deal with the multiple effects of Covid-19. One proposal has been to sell New Zealand residency to the mega rich. But that seems like selling our soul. A net wealth tax, as now proposed by … Continue reading Why the wealthy need to step up now

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Covid 19 coronavirus: White New Zealanders more likely to get new, more generous benefit

Isaac Davison, NZ Herald, 31 August 2020 White New Zealanders are much more likely to get a new, more generous welfare payment introduced in response to Covid-19. The Government was warned that it was creating a “two-tier” welfare system which could potentially worsen racial inequality when it introduced the higher, tax-free, more accessible benefit in … Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus: White New Zealanders more likely to get new, more generous benefit

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COVID-19 costs women 36 year wait to economic equality

The latest Financy Women’s Index shows how COVID-19 has cost Australian women a further delay in achieving economic equality. By Financy, August 18, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has prolonged the timeframe for achieving economic gender equality in Australia to 36 years due to a decline in female workforce participation in the June quarter. The Financy … Continue reading COVID-19 costs women 36 year wait to economic equality

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Coronavirus: What can we learn from the last lockdown

Kate Prickett – August 13, 2020 OPINION: As Aucklanders head into alert level 3 – and the rest of the nation is put on notice – we know the daily rhythm of our Covid-free life is about to come to a screeching halt. “We’ve done this before, we can do it again,” we’re being told. … Continue reading Coronavirus: What can we learn from the last lockdown

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Enough for All – Election Forum 2020

Join us to hear from political leaders how their parties plan to deliver a thriving and equitable Aotearoa. Now more than ever, Covid-19 has shown us that we are dependent on each other and no matter where we come from, what we look like, or how much money we have, it’s time to pull together … Continue reading Enough for All – Election Forum 2020

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Election 2020 – Messaging on income and wealth inequality

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Dominion Post, 18 July 2020: Millionaires can do their bit to improve world right now

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CPAG – Election 2020: Our policies to eliminate child poverty

Click here to read the Child Poverty Action Group’s policies to eliminate child poverty in Aotearoa

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Will Covid-19 just make New Zealand’s rich richer?

ANALYSIS: New Zealand’s monetary response to the Covid-19 pandemic may create increasing inequality, leaving the wealthy better off and those who were already struggling even further behind. Read the full article here

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Essential but broke – how do we put a value on work?

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EqN – July 2020 Newsletter

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Media Statement: Equality Network – 31st March 2020

We can be justifiably proud of our Government’s approach to the Covid 19 virus crisis. It has acted quickly recognising the WHO recommendations. The country “lock-down’ will do much to stop the spread of the virus and the Government support for people and businesses is to be commended. This will hopefully put us in a … Continue reading Media Statement: Equality Network – 31st March 2020

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Inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand – Update for 2020

The Ipsos New Zealand Issues Monitor reported in December 2019 that Poverty / inequality is the second highest ranking issue in Aotearoa with 29% considering it as a top issue. It has been in the top 5 issues since measurement began. Housing is the top issue. Read more here . But there has been little … Continue reading Inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand – Update for 2020

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2019 – Equality Network Hui – Report

“We need to fundamentally reframe our systems settings to address the drivers causing and underpinning inequality; structural change in systems especially financial.“ The Equality Network Hui was held in Wellington on 27 June 2019. The hui covered important topics such as child poverty; a living wage; taxation; public health; mental health; education; welfare, housing and … Continue reading 2019 – Equality Network Hui – Report

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The People’s Mental Health Review

Action Station’s report on The People’s Mental Health Review, based on 500 personal stories of mental health experiences reveals a mental health system in crisis, with long wait times, a lack of suitable treatment options and an under-resourced and stressed workforce. They call for urgent funding increases for mental health services, an independent inquiry into … Continue reading The People’s Mental Health Review

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2016 Child Poverty Monitor Results

The 2016 Child Poverty Monitor results reveal no significant improvement for the lives of children in New Zealand experiencing the effects of poverty. There are currently 28% of New Zealand’s children living in families where income is less than 60% of the median contemporary income after housing costs (AHC), and 155,000 children experiencing some form … Continue reading 2016 Child Poverty Monitor Results

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