Posts Tagged ‘Poverty Pacific’

Churches can play a role in Pacific people’s problem debt

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Families Commission has released  a report Pacific families and Problem Debt  which is based partly on discussions with members of Pacific communities and 25 agencies, such as budgeting services. Many of the service providers and informants stated that belonging to, and fully participating in, churches was important to their Pacific clients. This included making financial contributions to Read more

Child poverty our biggest enemy

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Growing up in poverty has pernicious, enduring, but preventable effects on children. Research suggests that poverty is the single greatest threat to child wellbeing. Its negative effects endure and escalate across the entire lifespan. It is concerning, therefore, that according to the recent report by the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty, approximately Read more