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Dr M. Claire Dale

Claire is Research Fellow with the Retirement Policy and Research Centre in the Business School at the University of Auckland, where she completed a PhD. Recent publications as either contributer or sole author include The further fraying of the welfare safety net (Dec 17), Whakapono: End child poverty in Māori whānau: A preliminary report (Dec 2017), A New Zealand where all children can flourish: BRIEFING PAPER to the incoming Government (Oct 2017), and Proceedings Summit 2017: Beyond Social Investment (Oct 2017).

She is chief editor and contributing author of CPAG's publication Our children, our choice: priorities for policy (2014), and co-author of CPAG's first publication Our Children: The Priority for Policy (2001).  Claire is also the author of many of CPAG's submissions on tax, health, welfare and financial sector reform. From 2006 to 2011 she served as a Commissioner on the Insurance and Savings Ombudsmans Commission, and in 2010 she founded Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust, providing no interest loans to low income families in partnership with Kiwibank