Budget 2015 shows no plans for public sector wages

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says this budget does not address the wage rises needed across the public sector. Read more »

Iwi Chairs Pleased with Budget Commitment to Whanau Ora

Press Release – Nga Taitamariki ki o Nga Puhi

Whanau Ora Partnership Group Iwi Chair, Raniera (Sonny) Tau, is pleased to see the momentum of Whnau Ora being maintained with the Budget decisions announced today. Read more »

Children’s Commissioner – “Budget a surprise but not a plan”

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Childrens Commissioner Budget a surprise but not a plan Im surprised says Childrens Commissioner Dr Russell Wills following todays Budget announcement. I wasnt expecting Government to increase incomes for the poorest families with … Read more »

Fact Sheet 5: Child hardship package as a whole

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The exact impact of the child hardship package on any given family will depend on individual circumstances, including the types of supplementary assistance they receive. Read more »

Fact Sheet 4 – Increasing Childcare Assistance

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Low-income families will be eligible for a higher rate of Childcare Assistance for pre-school and out-of-school care. Read more »

Fact Sheet 3 – Changes to Working for Families

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Low- to middle-income working families not on a benefit will get up to $12.50 a week more from Working for Families, depending on their income. Read more »

Fact sheet 2: Increasing benefit rates for families with children

Press Release – New Zealand Government

From 1 April 2016, rates of main benefits for families with dependent children will increase by $25 a week after tax. Read more »

Fact Sheet 1: Extending work obligations for parents on a benefit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Most sole parents, and partners of beneficiaries, will have to look for part-time work when their youngest child turns three. Read more »

Budget 2015 – Facing the Future

Press Release – KPMG

KPMG Executive Chairman, Ross Buckley welcomes Budget 2015 as a pragmatic balance of priorities. “Government has recognised that action is required on low income families and on housing. At the same time, it is important for the prosperity of … Read more »

Metiria Turei’s 2015 Budget Speech: The abandoned generation

Speech – Green Party

Mr Speaker Today John Key could have kept his promise to reduce child poverty. Read more »

Budget 2015: Where’s the broader long term plan?

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Budget 2015: A much needed focus on vulnerable families but wheres the broader long term plan? Read more »

Budget delivers on housing, but not earthquake strengthening

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council is pleased with the Governments budget announcement which has unveiled 420 hectares of land and a $52 million pledge to work with private developers in Auckland. Read more »

Budget a disappointment for Auckland transport

Press Release – Generation Zero

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, is disappointed to find that the government has refused to allocate money for urgent public transport improvements in today’s Budget. Read more »

NZ credit ratings unaffected by government’s 2015 budget

Article – BusinessDesk

May 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s credit ratings were unaffected by the government’s 2015 budget, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service say. Read more »

$52m to replace wharf at Chatham Islands

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A critical lifeline for one of New Zealands most remote communities is to be completely rebuilt as a result of new funding in Budget 2015, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says. Read more »

Māori Party delivers for vulnerable whānau

Press Release – The Maori Party

For the first time in 43 years, as a result of the Mori Partys relentless focus on supporting whnau, and through the establishment of the Ministerial Committee on Poverty, $790 million in support today through Budget 2015 will be directed towards … Read more »

Annah Stretton: Crisis vs Change

Press Release – PANIC

Annah Stretton, RAW Charity founder and Director, discusses child poverty and how the budget needs to address the issue through mothers Read more »

Budget 2015 a missed opportunity for Māori

Press Release – Deloitte New Zealand

Deloitte partner Mark Lash (Ngi Tahu) says that a vibrant Mori economy is necessary to provide Mori with the resources and capability to create better outcomes for Mori and Aotearoa. Read more »

Budget 2015: ACT welcomes focus on poorest families

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

One of the problems with government is the pointless churning of income, taxing middle income families and then returning it to them with government spending, said Mr Seymour. Read more »

Key budgetary points by HiFX

Press Release – HiFX

Economy in good shape, outlook positive; annual budget responsible and supportive Fiscal path unchanged, reaching surplus taking longer, no fears of double dip deficit Will not cut services and programmes to chase budget surplus Govt … Read more »

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