Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy

NEW: CPAG housing policy paper released

Our Children, Our Choice: child-focused policies to reduce child poverty and mitigate its effects.

NEW: CPAG housing policy paper released

The aim of CPAG's policy paper series, Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy, is to provide an overview of the situation for many children in New Zealand in the lead up to the 2014 general election and to support the immediate adoption by all political parties of child-focused policies to reduce child poverty and mitigate its effects.

CPAG has just released the fourth part of its election year policy series, on housing market changes and their impact on children.  The report looks at the need for New Zealand's housing policies to address the disadvantages faced by New Zealand's poorest children.

Part 4: Housing market changes and their impact on children

In Our Children, Our Choice CPAG recommends changes to current policy around children’s health; early childhood education and care; provision of compulsory education; housing; and family incomes. Each policy paper is authored by experts in their field, and contains links to other resources including audio-visual material.

Download Part 1 here: Child poverty and health

Download Part 2 here: Early childhood care and education, and child poverty

Download Part 3 here: Compulsory schooling and child poverty

Download Part 4 here: Housing market change and their impact on children