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Child poverty researcher: Budget announcement not enough

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 20 May 2021, 4:44pm
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(Photo / Getty)

Child poverty researcher: Budget announcement not enough

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 20 May 2021, 4:44pm

The Child Poverty Action Group wants the Government to do more - and faster.

The Government says it will lift up to 33,000 children out of poverty by next year, with benefit lifts in today's Budget.

Child Poverty Action Group researcher Caitlin Neuwelt-Kearns says it's a big step.

But she told Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford it's still not enough.

“We’re disappointed that the announcement is of a two-year roll out of benefit increases, we’ve seen the government admit that incomes are inadequate, so why are we making children wait?”

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