Posts Tagged ‘Budget 2022’

$200m mental health boost is ‘small bikkies’ for a system in crisis

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Mental health initiatives have been allocated just over $200 million in Budget 2022, but it will not be enough to relieve pressure on a system facing rising numbers of people in psychological distress, says the head of the Mental Health Foundation. Shaun Robinson, the foundation’s chief executive, says any new investment is welcome in a Read more

Blistering attack: Struggling families support way off the mark

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Support for struggling families, our homeless whanau and those living in poverty has not been up to the task for decades says Bernie Smith, CEO of Auckland’s Catholic Monte Cecilia Housing Trust. He is adamant. We might want to blame COVID and the war in Ukraine for our economic woes, he says. But everyone (except Read more

Budget 2022 makes tentative steps to address social injustices

Thursday, May 19th, 2022
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The Auckland Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Te Komihana Rongomau, Paetika, is complimenting Budget 2022. In a statement, the spokesperson for the Commission, Ms Loraine Elliott acknowledges some of the worst economic times for New Zealanders in many years and is commending the government’s efforts. Elliott is pleased that Budget 2022 is looking to address Read more

Caritas reminds Government to address responsibilities

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Against a backdrop of high inflation, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is reminding the Government to address its responsibilities to tackle ongoing crises in housing, climate change and underlying inequality that worsen outcomes for the poor. It made the comments in its submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee about the Budget Policy Statement 2022. Inequality Read more