Rethinking the Welfare System for the 21st Century

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG Summit 2018: Rethinking the Welfare System for the 21st Century

How can politicians and policy-makers reform the welfare system so that it is fit for families in the 21st century?

Reform must be based on principles of compassion and caring, and the real needs of families, without stressful over-emphasis on paid work, and punitive, corrective methods.

The purpose of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 2018 Summit Rethinking the Welfare System for the 21st Century, being held in Wellington on 12 September is to fulfil an urgent need to influence the welfare reform agenda, which is a key focus for the current Government. Increasing awareness among the public, politicians and policy makers about chronic problems across the welfare system, and discussing developments to improve that system, could result in it working much better for all New Zealanders.

The full-day programme consists of speakers aligned to this cause, who will provide their perspectives and recommendations on an effective welfare system that would ensure all children in Aotearoa-New Zealand grow up thriving.

Media are warmly welcomed to attend.

Summit speakers include:

Honorary Associate Professor Susan St John

Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw

Dr Michael Fletcher

Dr Hirini Kaa

David Hanna

Dr Bill Rosenberg

Alan Johnson

Efeso Collins

Sam Orchard

Dr Amanda D’Souza

Associate Professor Mike O’Brien

CPAG‘s Summit 2018: Rethinking the Welfare System for the 21st Century is supported by The University of Otago Wellington.

Date: 12 September 2018

Time: 8:30am – 4:45pm – followed by networking and refreshments

Venue: Otago University, Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, 23 Mein St, Newtown, Wellington

Cost: $30 unwaged, $65 waged

Download the full programme here.

—A livestream of the event will be available from 2pm on the day at The Daily Blog. Visit the CPAG Facebook page for more details on the day.—

Please register for the event here.

For more information visit the CPAG website.


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