Posts Tagged ‘Poor Families’

Cardinal urges new UK prime minister to focus on the poor

Thursday, September 8th, 2022
Cardinal new prime minister

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster congratulated the United Kingdom’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, and urged her to focus on the poor by immediately halting the country’s declining living standards. The cardinal, president of the English and Welsh bishops’ conference, said many people in the UK would be facing the choice between “heating and eating” Read more

Petrol tax to hit poor

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Petrol tax will hurt poor

The voices of a church, a charity and an economist are raised against the government’s petrol tax. They say that it is regressive and will hurt Auckland’s poor the most. Transport minister, Phil Twyford, says he wants a fuel excise duty increase of between nine and 12 cents a litre. Furthermore, Aucklanders would have to Read more

Paid Parental Leave Bill -successive governments undervalue mothers

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Family First  says the Government is undervaluing mothers by not allowing a bill, proposing to extend paid parental leave, to proceed to a first reading. In the week before Easter a member’s bill which aims to extend paid parental leave in New Zealand from 14 to 26 weeks came up in the ballot. It is being proposed by Labour’s Sue Read more

Church favours food packs over feast

Friday, December 9th, 2011

A Whangarei church will feed a record 750 low-income families this Christmas, albeit in a different way.

The Elim Christian Centre, formerly known as the Equip Church, will deliver food packs to needy families in Whangarei rather than organising a Christmas dinner which it did previously.

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