Speech from the Throne

Child Poverty

“The Government will protect the environment, create more jobs and lift incomes of families to reduce child poverty, while running surpluses and paying down debt.”

Failed to deliver.

Seven of nine measures of child poverty have worsened under this Government. Percentage of children in households in material hardship and under 60% median income after housing costs - In June 2018 increased by 12,000 and rate increased 1.0% for Labour’s first year.

Source: Stats NZ