Posts Tagged ‘families’

Hope for Pike River families

Written By: - Date published: 1:46 pm, August 15th, 2017 - 10 comments

Most major political parties apart have agreed to a commitment which would set up a government agency to take over Pike River Mine and reclaim the miners’ bodies. Naturally the exception is National – isolated on this issue prior to the election….

Labour’s Targeted Families Package

Written By: - Date published: 1:54 pm, July 11th, 2017 - 100 comments

As covered by Vernon Small on Stuff: “Labour is promising to scrap National’s Budget tax cut plan. Instead it will funnel the cash into higher Working for Families payments and extra help for those with young children. It’s a package it says will deliver up to $48 a week extra to middle income families.”

Children of gay parents are…

Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, July 22nd, 2013 - 98 comments

…happier – according to preliminary research from the University of Melbourne.

Tax cut graphs and full calculator

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 pm, May 22nd, 2008 - 13 comments

Here are graphs of the portion of income going on tax and the portion of reduction in tax for Kiwis under the Budget’s cuts, with the population in each $10,000 bracket. As you can see, the biggest percent reductions go to the bulk of the population. And everyone is paying at least 10% less tax […]

Child beating petition falls short

Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, April 29th, 2008 - 93 comments

Family First’s petition for a referendum on reversing the amendment to s59 of the Crimes Act that removed the defence of reasonable force for assault on a child (try saying that three times fast) has failed to get enough signatures. It needed 280,275 signatures and seemed to have enough but the Office of the Clerk […]

On child poverty

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, April 29th, 2008 - 25 comments

The Child Poverty Action Group has released a report [PDF, 400k] showing there were 185,000 children living in poverty in New Zealand in 2004. That’s a big number but it is out of date and already well down from the dark days of the 1990s. It is estimated that higher employment, higher wages, paid paternal […]

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