Green Party has solutions to child poverty problems 23 Nov 2011
- Wahakura policy good for all families News
- Conservatives Break through 5% Threshold News
- Celebrating women’s right to vote News
- Beef + Lamb NZ Outlines Priorities Ahead of Election Business
- Hundreds of Students Turn Out for Political Debate News
- Gordon Campbell: the Greenwald/Snowden revelations aftermath Columns
- Rapper Eminem sues National Party over copyright breach Business
- Party Rankings against Inequality News
- Appointments on Election Eve Raise Red Flag News
- ALCP Release Election Manifesto News
Green Party has solutions to child poverty problems
The Green Party has a plan to address the child poverty problems highlighted in the TV3 documentary Inside Child Poverty tonight, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said.
“The Green Party has solutions that will bring 100,000 children out of poverty by 2014. We have made this an election priority,” Mrs Turei said.
“The Green Party’s plan to lift 100,000 children out of poverty addresses many of the issues which were raised in the documentary, including ensuring kids have warm healthy houses, minimum housing standards, and making Working for Families Work for the most vulnerable.
“We would also immediately raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and reinstate the Training Incentive Allowance so sole parents can enter into University study.
Mrs Turei said that these issues are a result of both Labour and National doing nothing to help those children that need the most.
"Child poverty didn't happen overnight. Labour and National's policies over many years have created serious deprivation in New Zealand.
“National has done nothing to address child
poverty this term. In fact their policies will make
inequality and poverty worse in New
“National’s welfare reforms will increase the risks to children by forcing mothers to leave their kids in potentially unsafe situations while they’re forced into work for fear of losing their benefit.
Mrs Turei said that the documentary showed there are huge costs to not addressing child poverty.
“Child poverty costs us all, but it doesn't cost much to end it. To implement our solutions to bring 100,000 children out of poverty would cost approximately $360 million per year for the next three years — less than 0.3 percent of GDP,” Mrs Turei said.
“As the documentary showed, kids need warm healthy houses. The Green Party will create minimum performance standards for rental properties and continue with the home insulation scheme.
“Inside Child Poverty also highlighted that Working For Families wasn’t working for the people who need it the most. The Green Party will extend the In Work Tax Credit to the families who rely on benefits.”
More about the Green Party’s plan to bring
100,000 kids out of poverty
www.greens.org.nz/endchildpoverty Authorised by Metiria Turei, Parliament Buildings,
Authorised by Metiria Turei, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.
16 Sep 2014 News
Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage with an event recognising... more
15 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Greenwald posts article on spying allegations ahead of 'Moment of Truth' event By Fiona Rotherham Sept.... more
15 Sep 2014 Environment
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand visual marketing software company Shuttlerock has added Lady Gaga to its client list. While... more
3 Sep 2014 Property
Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a third month in August and the number of listings remained muted in the... more
11 Sep 2014 Migration
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is keenly watching the impact New Zealand's decade-high net migration inflow is having on... more
11 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Plans for a $350 million runway extension for Wellington International Airport would provide the capital... more
15 Sep 2014 Sport
Emirates Team New Zealand Today’s pictures are here Emirates Team New Zealand has won Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing series today... more
16 Sep 2014 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on the aftermath of the Greenwald/Snowden revelations [See correction below. link] The credibility issues... more
15 Sep 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations All that hanging out with the All Blacks clearly... more
10 Sep 2014 People
The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards... more
11 Sep 2014 Recruitment
Paramedics in New Zealand jump at opportunity of a clinical career in London Paramedics hoping for a chance to work for the... more
22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more