Develop and implement in collaboration with NGOs a comprehensive action plan to ensure the right of every child in New Zealand to security, food, shelter, education and healthcare. Such a plan must include child poverty-related indicators and targets and the annual reporting to Parliament of progress towards the achievement of the designated targets.
Support fully. The Green Party has been the most vocal voice on child poverty. The Green Party wants a fairer New Zealand where every child can thrive. We will extend the 20 hours free early childhood education subsidy to two-year-olds. We will ensure that all children under 18 are able to access free GP visits and we will provide free after school care and holiday programmes, a dedicated nurse and a free school lunch in every decile 1-4 school. A new Children’s Credit will give an extra $60 a week to families currently missing out. Hundreds of thousands of Kiwi kids will be much better off under the Greens $1 billion investment in the health, education and financial welfare of our children.
Yes. Internet MANA will work to eliminate child poverty within 5 years by setting a comprehensive plan with annual monitoring and reporting of appropriate indicators including food in low decile schools, affordable housing, increased whanau incomes (minimum wage as a living wage, increased benefit levels), and a goal for full-employment.
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