2013 Background papers
Child Poverty Action Group’s nationwide study Implementation of free after-hours services for children under six in New Zealand shows most GPs providing free services but some practices continue to charge. This is of concern because of New Zealand’s high rates of hospital admissions for diseases which are preventable by GP management. The study involved 280 practices from the 20 District Health Boards.
Myths and Facts: Sole Parents and the DPB (May 2013)
Repetition of myths about sole parents makes them ‘true’ in the minds of many people. Myths often appear highly plausible, and they may even hold a grain of truth, but they far from represent reality and can cause lasting harm. They allow the government and its welfare policies to be shielded from proper scrutiny and helps explain why there is little public outcry as the safety net supporting many families and their children is progressively eroded.
The latest unemployment statistics directly contradict government claims that unemployment has increased because more people have entered the labour force, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).