The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Service’s publication Kete Kupu is available now.
It profiles the new book, Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis and its launch, for which Professor Robert Wade from the London School of Economics lectured in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch. His presentation slides can be found here.
It also provides a round up of inequality in film – three recent documentaries exploring the effects of inequality; Mind the Gap, Inequality for All, and The Spirit Level Documentary.
The Vulnerable Children’s Bill and Paula Bennet’s commitment to reducing New Zealand’s rate of child abuse, are also discussed.
There is also a list of recent legislation and submissions made by the Council and their upcoming events.
Their latest Vulnerability Report is also available.
Published on the fourth anniversary of the Vulnerability Reports, this report outlines current New Zealand statistics around employment (and unemployment), benefits, basic living costs, housing and care and protection. It also incorporates quotes from social service providers.