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Labour commits to child poverty targets

Dec 13, 2016 Comments Off on Labour commits to child poverty targets Barbara Ward

Data released today shows why we must urgently commit to reducing child poverty numbers, says Labour Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern. The 2016 Child Poverty Monitor shows that there are 295,000 children living in poverty and 155,000 in “material hardship". It also shows that inequality overall has risen from 2008 to 2015. “Labour has signed up to the ...

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Child abuse apology needed

Nov 30, 2016 Comments Off on Child abuse apology needed Barbara Ward

The Government's failure to act on recommendations from Judge Henwood, based on years of work by the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service (CLAS) will further undermine any faith victims may have put into the process, says Labour’s Children’s Spokesperson Jacinda Arden. “Last year the final report from the Confidential Listening and Advice was released after 7 ...

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New survey shows small business would benefit from 3 years free training

Nov 8, 2016 Comments Off on New survey shows small business would benefit from 3 years free training Barbara Ward

A new survey which says 44 per cent of small businesses don’t think the education system gives graduates the skills their business needs shows the positive impact Labour’s three years free training policy would have on our economy, says Labour’s small business spokesperson Jacinda Ardern. “Right now, too many businesses are struggling to find the ...

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Raising the age the right thing to do

Oct 19, 2016 Comments Off on Raising the age the right thing to do Barbara Ward

The announcement today that the Government will leave the door open for young people leaving state care still means there is a lot of work to do, says Labour's Spokesperson for Children, Jacinda Ardern "The Government indicated some time ago that they were going to look at a further increase in the age young people in ...

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Community law centres get much needed support from banks

Oct 13, 2016 Comments Off on Community law centres get much needed support from banks Barbara Ward

New Zealand’s network of community law centres, who operate out of more than 140 locations across the country, have today received a much needed boost, says Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern. “After more than 8 years of static funding from the Government, several banks have stepped in to help fill the funding shortfall. “Most MPs ...

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