Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

Catholic agencies: Budget gets a small tick

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Caritas the Catholic Justice and Peace Agency, welcomed the 2020 Budget, saying it provides a foundation of hope on which we can build a fairer society in which all can flourish. The Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland says that while the Government has made an encouraging effort to meet the Read more

Caritas welcomes stronger focus on vulnerable in first wellbeing Budget

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes a stronger focus on New Zealand’s most vulnerable people and indications of a long-term, integrated approach to climate change in this year’s Budget. “Earlier in the year, we supported the intergenerational wellbeing approach being taken in this year’s Budget,” said Caritas Director Julianne Hickey. “It is good to see a Read more

Caritas welcomes Budget direction – but lasting results will be the real test

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

In welcoming the government’s Budget announcement today, Caritas says it heralds proposed changes that could help families, people on low incomes and the environment. The government will, however, still need to demonstrate how money reaches those at the grassroots and most impacted by poverty. They are still keen to hear how the Government will report Read more

Kevin Barr praises Fiji’s 2014 Budget

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Father Kevin Barr says Fiji’s 2014 budget is the first “people-centred” and “pro-poor” budget for many years. Speaking as a panellist on the topic “Implementation of Socio-Economic Rights’” at the Attorney-General’s 15th annual conference, he congratulated government on its initiatives and said the generous allocations for education would bring a radical change in parents’ ability Read more

Holy See finances show biggest deficit in decade

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The Holy See has suffered its largest budget deficit for 10 years, but growing numbers of visitors to the Vatican Museums gave the Vatican City State a healthy surplus. The Holy See finances for 2011 recorded a deficit of 14.9 million euros ($NZ22.9 million). Its budget covers the Vatican Secretariat of State and its worldwide Read more

Budget gives with one hand and takes with the other says Caritas

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Short-sighted policy changes, taking with one hand while giving with the other, may leave vulnerable groups short-changed in this year’s Budget, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. Caritas Director Julianne Hickey says the Catholic agency assesses the impact of Budget measures through the lens of the common good: what will contribute to Read more

NZ Budget 2012 – Top 20 Tweets

Friday, May 25th, 2012

As Budget day rolled along, the public and politicians took to twitter to talk about the big issues of the day – from tax cuts and the country’s future, to David Shearer’s speech-making prowess and Winston Peter’s quips. Here’s our picks for the best of the day: Continue Reading

Budget not much help to Hato Petera College

Friday, May 25th, 2012

More money has been allocated for Maori education in the Budget presented on Thursday. But the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at Hato Petera College in Auckland says the Budget has not brought much help to their school. Janice Smith says the Board of Trustees is grateful for 2% increase in their operating budget, Read more

Catholic groups withdraw support for post Budget rally

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Two Catholic organisations who had been planning participation in Saturday’s post Budget rally in Auckland withdrew support  following a New Zealand Herald story about the civil disobedience intentions of some participants. The Herald reported that Meredydd Barrar, spokesman for newly formed Coalition for Social Justice, said that they intended to take action during the World Read more

Post Budget – Government put ‘on watch’ for welfare changes

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Catholic social justice agency Caritas has put the government ‘on watch’ for the true impact of ‘re-prioritised spending’ and welfare changes expected later this year, following the 2011 Budget. Caritas director Michael Smith said the Catholic agency had looked for a budget which would protect the human dignity of the nation’s most vulnerable people, while Read more