CPAG regularily makes submissions to local and central government as well as international bodies on a wide variety of issues which impact on children and child poverty. 


Submission: To the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (February 2020)

Submission: To the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing (February 2020)

Submission: On the Budget Policy Statement 2020 (January 2020). 


Submission: On the Retirement Income Review 2019 (October 2019)

Submission: On the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill (June 2019)

Submission: On the New Zealand Health and Disability System Review (May 2019)

Submission: On the Tomorrow's Schools review - Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together – Whiri Nga Kura Tuatinitini (April 2019)

Submission: On the Early Learning Strategic Plan (March 2019)

Submission: Budget Policy Statement 2019 (Jan 2019)


Submission: To the DPMC on the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy (December 2018)

Submission: Welfare for Wellbeing - Joint submission from Child Poverty Action Group and ActionStation to Welfare Expert Advisory Group (November 2018)

Submission: On the Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (RTA) (October 2018)

Submission: Submission on the Electricity Price Review (October 2018)

Submission: Nga Tangata Microfinance Submission to the CCCFA on the Review of Consumer Credit Regulation (August 2018)

Submission: Submission on The Treasury's Living Standards Dashboard Proposal (July 2018) 

Submission: Children's Rights Report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council ahead of the 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Human Rights Performance - Prepared by ACYA, CPAG, Save the Children NZ, and IHC in consultation with a wide range of civil society organisations and individuals (July 2018)

Submission: To the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction (June 2018)

Submission: To the Tax Working Group "Taking a child-focused lens to tax" (April 2018)

Submission:  Child Poverty Reduction Bill and changes to the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 (March 2018)

Submission: Children’s Sector Joint Submission on the Child Poverty Reduction Bill (March 2018)

Submission: Joint submission with Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa (ACYA) to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the fourth periodic report of New Zealand (February 2018)

Submission: Budget Policy Statement 2018 (Jan 2018)


Submission:Making Tax Simpler Better Administration of Social Policy: Working for families (WFF)

Submission: Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill (March 2017)

Submission: Budget Policy Statement 2017 ( Jan 2017)


Submission: Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Bill (July 2016)

Submission: Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No. 2) (June 2016)

Submission: Social Security Legistation Rewrite Bill (June 2016)

Submission: Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (Jan 2016)

Comment and discussion on Exposure draft for Working for Familes Tax Credit (Jan 2016)


Submission: Review of the Education Act 1989 (Dec 2015)

Submission: Household living-costs price indexes – public consultation (Nov 2015)

Submission on Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave and Work Contact Hours) Amendment Bill (Nov 2015)

Submission on increasing the minimum wage in 2015 (Oct 2015)

Submission to the Family Violence Law Review (Sept 2015)

Support for Children in Hardship Bill (June 2015)

Budget Policy Statement 2015 (Feb 2015)

Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill ( Jan 2015)


Social Housing Submission to Christchurch City Council (June 2014)

Auckland Unitary Plan Submission (Feb 2013) on affordable housing


Vulnerable Children Bill (Oct 2013)

CPAG's submission to the 18th Session of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (June 2013)

Charter Schools Submission: Education Amendment Bill (no.4) (Jan 2013)


Social Security Amendment Bill  (Benefit Categories & Work Focus) Submission (Nov 2012)

Expert Advisory Group on Child Poverty (Oct 2012)

Expert Advisory Group on Child Povety - Whangarei submission (Oct 2012)

Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill (June 2012)

Child Support Amendment Bill (June 2012)

Submission on Credit Law Exposure Draft - Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Bill (May 2012)

Inquiry into preventing child abuse and improving children's health outcomes (May 2012)

Social Assistance (Future Focus) Bill  (April 2012)

Inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for Maori children  (March 2012)

Green Paper on Vulnerable Children (Feb 2012)

Review the Family Court - A public consultation paper (Feb 2012)


Auckland Draft Plan

Alcohol Reform Bill

Income Splitting Taxation (Income Sharing Tax Credit) Bill

Early Childhood Education Task Force


Welfare Working Group Submission: Long-term benefit dependency ISSUES paper

Welfare Working Group Submission: Long-term benefit dependency OPTIONS paper

Alternative Welfare Working Group Submission:Welfare – principles and recommendations

Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill

 Child Support

Manukau City Council (Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places)Bill

Holidays Amendment Bill 

Income splitting submission to IRD.

Welfare Working Group. Options Paper

Social Assistance, Future Focus

Responsible Lending Bill

Electricity Reform bill

Tobacco use

 Local Government (Auckland law Reform) Bill


Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 

Auckland City Council Gambling Policy Review

Law Reform Commission. Alcohol in our Lives

Submission on Emissions Trading Scheme Review, 27 Feb 2009


Financial Advisors Bill

United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child Consultation

Sale of Liquor (Amendment) Bill

Income Splitting Proposals

Consultations Financial Advisors Bill

Financial Service Providors(registration and dispute resolution Bill)

Tobacco Displays

Budget Policy


Manukau City Council Gambling venue and racing board venue policy.

Commerce Select Committee Inquiry into housing affordability

Social Security Amendment Bill

Income Tax Bill


Financial Products and Providers 

Presentation to Inquiry on Obesity

Review of the Accommodation Supplement

Corrections (Mothers with Babies) Amendment Bill

Budget Submission

Crimes Amendment Bill


Single Core Benefit

Social Security(Social Assistance) Amendment Bill


New Zealand's Housing Strategy

Charities Commission Bill


Care of children


Tax Review 

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