Some supportive words for the Greens from CPAG:
“Thousands of New Zealand families are struggling with either the recession, or a natural disaster. Others, like many families in Christchurch, are now finding both the recession and the earthquakes dragging on and on.”
“It is the children in families made redundant through no fault of their own that are bearing the brunt of this ill-designed policy.”
The Greens are being very clear about prioritising children in their policies. They have committed to paying the In-Work Tax Credit to all families. This would provide support to those who need it most, and lessen the financial hardship of losing a job. CPAG applauds this policy as a very direct and cost effective way to help families in Christchurch maintain confidence as their economy picks itself up from this latest disaster.