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"No more generous": Child Poverty advocates desire more from Working for Families

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 5 Dec 2023, 7:49AM
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"No more generous": Child Poverty advocates desire more from Working for Families

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 5 Dec 2023, 7:49AM

Child Poverty advocates don't appear to be jumping for joy over the Government's new Working for Families payments.   

The Government's raising Family Tax Credit rates by $8 to $144 per week for the eldest child and $117 for each subsequent child.  

Child Poverty Action Group spokesperson Alan Johnson says that overall, indexing tax settings to inflation is a good idea. 

But he told Mike Hosking that it's just an adjustment to make up for increased food, fuel, and electricity prices, and is no more generous than it was a year ago. 

Johnson says the group believes the system could be made more generous to relieve child poverty. 

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