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HNZ tenants left behind by new home standards – AAAP

By   /  July 2, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on HNZ tenants left behind by new home standards – AAAP

The first part of the Government’s introduction of new standards for rental properties kicks in tomorrow. These new standards will require to have a heater that can heat a living room to 18 degrees, ventilation fans in kitchens and bathrooms, and ceiling and underfloor insulation. The insulation requirement comes into effect tomorrow (1st July) but […]

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Wellbeing budget fails to deliver for beneficiaries and public housing – AAAP

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing budget fails to deliver for beneficiaries and public housing – AAAP

  The wellbeing budget has failed to introduce additional meaningful and immediate measures to improve the wellbeing of beneficiaries’ lives. “The Government’s wellbeing budget showed a lack of new initiatives to address rising poverty and inequality, with the key welfare announcement being a legislative change which would index benefit levels to the average wage”, says […]

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Privacy Commissioner report shows Govt unlawfully breaching privacy of thousands of beneficiaries – AAAP

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  19 Comments

A report by the Privacy Commissioner on the Ministry of Social Development’s investigative practices into benefit fraud has found the Government agency to be unjustifiably breaching people’s privacy. The report suggests that the Ministry of Social Development breached The Bill of Rights 1990, unnecessarily collected intimate text messages of beneficiaries, and failed to ask people […]

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Government upholds status quo over Capital Gains Tax – Auckland Action Against Poverty

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Government’s rejection of a Capital Gains Tax upholds the status quo it promised to change in the lead up to the election and Government formation. Auckland Action Against Poverty condemns the Government’s decision to not fix our tax system which benefits a wealthy few.   “The Government’s refusal to implement bold tax reform to […]

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Capital Gains Tax bare minimum to start reducing wealth gap – AAAP

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Capital Gains Tax bare minimum to start reducing wealth gap – AAAP

The Tax Working Group recommendations, which include a revenue-neutral Capital Gains Tax, are the absolute bare minimum changes the Government should introduce if it is serious about starting to reduce the gap between the rich and poor. Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to introduce the recommendations and be bold about future […]

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Government inaction sees social housing waiting list spiral out of control – AAAP

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Government has seen the social housing waiting list double since it took power, with over 10,000 people waiting for social housing. Auckland Action Against Poverty condemns the inaction by successive Governments for failing to build enough public housing and keep rent prices under control, resulting in record number of people being homeless or substandard […]

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Government continues to enable motels to profit from housing crisis

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

A recent investigation by Stuff, coupled with information obtained through the Ministry of Social Development shows that a single motel which charges up to $1,500 per week per room has received over $3 million worth of Government funds to provide emergency assistance, despite never having a Code Compliance Certificate – an offence under the Building Act […]

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