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Workshop on Solutions to Child Poverty in NZ

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Workshop on Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand
Hosted by the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies


Wednesday 19 September: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Civic Suite No 1, Wellington Town Hall

Registration is free.To register or for further information email igps@vuw.ac.nz or call (04) 4635307
New Zealand has significant levels of child poverty which are having negative impacts on many children. Poverty also inposes substantial costs on the wider society, including considerable fiscal costs. In March 2012, the Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills, established an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Solutions to Child Poverty. The EAG will publish its first report, an Issues and Options Paper, on 28 August, together with about 20 background papers on a raft of issues relating to child poverty. A final report will be completed by mid-December 2012.

The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington is hosting a one-day workshop to explore the policy options for reducing child poverty and mitigating its effects. Attendance is free.

The Workshop will include formal presentations and moderated discussions.

Contributors include:

Professor Peter Saunders – Research Professor in Social Policy, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Professor Jonathan Boston (Co-chair of the EAG) – Professor of Public Policy, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Tracey McIntosh (Co-chair of the EAG) – Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Auckland

Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman (Member of the EAG) – Professor of Public Health,
University of Otago

Professor Richie Poulton (Member of the EAG) – Director, Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit; Co-Director, National Centre for Lifecourse Research, University of Otago

Bob Stephens (Member of the EAG) – Senior Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Nikki Turner (Member of the EAG) – General Practitioner, Director of Conectus and the Immunisation Advisory Centre, Senior Lecturer in the Division of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland


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