Child Poverty Action Group (Aotearoa New Zealand)

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Child Poverty Action Group (Aotearoa New Zealand) (CPAG) is a New Zealand political advocacy group for the abolition of poverty and social exclusion.wikipedia
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Susan St John

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Led by senior University of Auckland economist Susan St John CPAG describes itself as "an independent charity working to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand through research, advocacy and education. CPAG speaks out on behalf of tens of thousands of New Zealand's poorest children whose health, education and well-being are compromised by their meagre standard of living."
She is a lecturer at the University of Auckland and spokesperson for the Child Poverty Action Group.

Child poverty in New Zealand

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Child poverty affects around 285,000 children in New Zealand, as reported by the Child Poverty Action Group (Aotearoa New Zealand) (CPAG) in 2011, increasing to an estimated 295,000 children in 2016.

Working for Families

On Thursday 18 May 2006 CPAG defeated a New Zealand Government appeal in the High Court that would have prevented it from taking "legal action against the Government's Working for Families package."
The Child Poverty Action Group has commenced legal proceedings against the New Zealand Government for discriminating against those not in employment in the "Working for Families" package.

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Child Poverty Action Group (Aotearoa New Zealand) (CPAG) is a New Zealand political advocacy group for the abolition of poverty and social exclusion.

University of Auckland

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Led by senior University of Auckland economist Susan St John CPAG describes itself as "an independent charity working to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand through research, advocacy and education. CPAG speaks out on behalf of tens of thousands of New Zealand's poorest children whose health, education and well-being are compromised by their meagre standard of living."

Innes Asher

(Monica) Innes Asher
Asher has been a committee member and health spokesperson for the Child Poverty Action Group for 20 years.

2009 New Zealand citizens-initiated referendum

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Most front-line child welfare organisations, such as Plunket Society, Barnardos, Save the Children, Unicef, Women's Refuge, CPAG, Epoch and Jigsaw, believed the referendum question was misleading, and encouraged their supporters to vote "yes".