May 2016 Post Budget Breakfast Series

Wellington - Auckland - Whangarei - Christchurch - Dunedin - Hamilton - Nelson

Download the 2016 Budget Analysis Summary

The annual Budget is an opportunity to focus policies on the wellbeing of children and the general health of communities. Disappointingly, this year the Government has only small offerings for those in need.

CPAG asked for meaningful policies for incomes in this budget but there is nothing in this budget for families with children.When so many New Zealand families are in crisis and children are bearing the brunt this budget does nothing. “All families need sufficient resources for their children to thrive,” says Professor Innes Asher, CPAG health and housing spokesperson.

Post Budget Breakfast Series 2016 - presentations & slides


Speakers: Max Rashbrooke, Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, Morgan Godfery + guest commentators

Link to Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw slidesSpeaker slides & presentations coming soon. 


Speakers: Shamubeel Eaqub, Alan Johnson & Assoc Prof Damon Salesa 

Download the speaker presentations from Shamubeel Eaqub & Alan Johnson


Speakers: Assoc Prof Mike O'Brien & Dr Nevil Pierse followed by group discussions on community initiatives to address child poverty.


Speakers: Paul Dalziel, Rosee Hodgson, Stephanie Cowan

Download the slides from Paul Dalziel


Speakers: His worship the mayor of Invercargill, Tim Shadbolt. Plus community speaker and student panel.


Speakers: Prof Martin Thrupp and Alan Johnson.  

Nelson - 1 June 

Speakers: Bryan Bruce,  Assoc Professor Susan St John, Professor Innes Asher, Carrie Mozena, Pete Mitchener, Dr Rob Beaglehole & Mayor Rachel Reese