CHILD POVERTY AGREE­MENT

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - Leighton Collins Barbara Graham

As pre­vi­ously stated I con­sider that that par­tic­u­lar mem­ber should be with­drawn from the Mayor elec­tions. The Sal­va­tion Army strongly sup­ports the call from Chil­dren’s Com­mis­sioner Judge An­drew Be­croft for cross-party agree­ment on ef­forts to re­duce child poverty.

The Com­mis­sioner’s call for po­lit­i­cal par­ties to work to­ward an agreed way of mea­sur­ing child poverty and then to set clear goals for re­duc­ing that poverty is some­thing that clearly needs to be done.

Such a cross-party agree­ment would in­di­cate a strong com­mit­ment by po­lit­i­cal par­ties to mak­ing a real im­pact on the con­tin­u­ing un­ac­cept­able lev­els of child poverty in New Zealand.

Di­rec­tor of The Sal­va­tion Army’s So­cial Pol­icy and Par­lia­men­tary Unit.

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