Posts Tagged ‘Campbell Roberts’

The Salvation Army’s Major Campbell Roberts

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Around a century ago, a baby was left on the doorstep of a Salvation Army children’s home, bundled in newspapers. Taken in by the Sallies, that child grew up to become Alf Roberts, father of Major Campbell Roberts. “His parenting was really done by the Salvation Army,” Campbell Roberts says, sitting at the desk in Read more

Salvation Army rubbishes new social housing rules

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The Salvation Army has slammed the Government for a “harsh” new housing policy it says will do nothing to fix the shortage of homes. Major Campbell Roberts, the Salvation Army’s director of social policy, described new rules that would take applicants off the waiting list for three months if they decline a property as “harsh”. Read more

NZ gets a poor social progress report card from the Salvation Army

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The Salvation Army’s 2013 State of the Nation Report identifies a mixture of success and failure in New Zealand’s social progress over the past twelve months. Through reference to social and economic data the Report identifies significant positive progress in areas of pre-school education and crime and punishment. It also demonstrates how little has been Read more

Salvation Army has apologised for 1986 stance on Homosexual law reform

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The Salvation Army has apologised to members of gay, lesbian and bisexual communities for the hardline official position the church took during the 1986 homosexual law reform campaign. It made its apology in a joint release distributed by Rainbow Wellington and the Salvation Army. Both organisations say they want a better cooperative future. Tony Simpson, Read more

Alcohol Reform Bill only paying lip service to billion dollar problem

Friday, May 4th, 2012

The Justice minister, Judith Collins, has announced that changes to the Alcohol Reform Bill are set to return to Parliament for final consideration next month. The aim of the Alcohol Reform Bill is to drive a change in our culture, she says. Problem drinking is a major contributor to crime and a significant cause of Read more