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Poverty Watch 31

Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, May 18th, 2013 - 92 comments

Welcome to Poverty Watch, a weekly update on National’s lack of response to the urgent and growing issue of poverty in NZ. This week – reaction to the budget’s lack of significant action on poverty, and CPAG’s court case on the In Work Tax Credit.

Budget roundup

Written By: - Date published: 11:46 am, May 16th, 2013 - 212 comments

Budget links and reaction (updates to come).

Four years of misguided austerity have delayed any recovery.

Despite the advance publicity there is nothing significant here for families in poverty.

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