Posts Tagged ‘Auckland Action Against Poverty’

Study finds families locked in poverty

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Families locked in poverty will stay that way despite the 1 April benefit increases, a new study by the Fairer Future Collaboration discovered. Fairer Future Collaboration spokesperson Brooke Pao Stanley, of Auckland Action Against Poverty, says it’s time for the Government to “level up” income support so everyone can live with dignity. Poverty was forcing Read more

Struggling to survive; those seeking help highest in 100 years

Monday, November 15th, 2021
The Spinoff

Aucklanders who rely on benefits say they are just “trying to survive”. Hardship support from Work and Income has amounted to a “pittance”, they say. Advocates for Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) and beneficiaries using their services say the support offered this year did not match that of the first lockdown. Just surviving is a Read more

Families may find this lockdown worse than first, says Child Poverty Action

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
The Spinoff

Families still struggling after previous lockdowns may find the current Level 4 lockdown worse than the first one. They need more government support, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Vulnerable families stand to lose a lot during level 4 lockdowns. Their food budgets suddenly have to cater for lunches the Government’s school lunch programme usually Read more