May 2018: Post Budget Breakfast series
Wellington - Auckland - Whangarei - Christchurch - Nelson
Download the 2018 Budget Analysis Summary
Budget 2018: A first step - but not a transformation for children
This Budget contains many good measures, but none of them will transform the lives of the large number of children in very severe poverty today. While there is promise of more to come in the future following expert advisory groups’ feeding back, these children cannot wait. While the government has made a commitment to children being the first priority, the money needs to be delivered - the money is available. While the budget delivers much to applaud: better access for low income families to primary healthcare; housing; social services, and critical infrastructure. However, it does not reflect the enormity of the income and wealth
The family poverty inherited from the last decade of entrenched poor policies, sheer neglect or deliberate attacks on living standards won’t be fixed overnight. We get that. We know the PM has solving CP at her core and her values and integrity are the best thing that has happened to children for a very, very long time.
Post Budget Breakfast Series 2018 - presentations & slides
David Parker (Assoc Minister of Finance): Presented the 2018 Budget.
Hon Assoc Prof Susan St John: CPAGs economics spokesperson- download her speech here
Len Cook: CPAG associate, Families Commisioner.
Nelson (23 May)
MC - Peter Verstappen
Associate Professor Mike O'Brien: CPAG Spokesperson for Social Security
Lisa Lawrence: Kaiwhakahaere/Manager Motueka Family Service Centre
Katie O'Donnell: Manager Nelson Women's and Children's Refuge Services
Mihi Whakatau - Alan Johnson
Steve Poletti: Senior Economics lecturer at Auckland University- Download slides here.
Dr Rhys Jones: Senior Lecturer in Māori Health at the University of Auckland- Download slides here.
Prof Innes Asher: Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland and CPAG's children's health spokesperson- Download slides here.
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Whangarei (23 May)
Assoc Prof Susan St John: CPAG spokesperson on economics & incomes. - Slides available here
Huhana Lyndon of Te Matarau Education Trust
Rebecca Hooker of the RAID Movement
Debbie and Ngahau Davis of He Iwi Kotahi Tatou and Te Mana o Ngapuhi Kowhao Rau.
Christchurch - Post Budget Podcast
Jane Higgins: She has a background in academia. Her research speciality is youth in transition.
Paul Dalziel: Professor of Economics at Lincoln University and Deputy Director of its Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University- Download slides here.
Lucy D'Aeth: Public health specialist for the Canterbury District Health Board. She has worked in community development and health promotion for over 30 years.
Christina McKerchar: Lecturer in Māori Health at the University of Otago and a nutritionist. Christina is completing a PhD about food availability for Māori children and whether the right to healthy food is realised for Māori children in their lived environments.
Options for listening include:
Plains FM: http://plainsfm.org.nz/Programmes/Programme-Details.aspx?PID=f7ad34a5-eb58-4e73-9346-9df5f8dea13c