2 Dec 2020

NZ in a 'child poverty emergency' - Children's Commissioner

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 2 December 2020

Bold action is being urged to prevent Covid-19 making life even tougher for children living in deprivation.

Income and hardship data in the latest Child Poverty Monitor out today show the country was roughly on track to meet the Government's 2021 targets under the Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018.

Treasury has warned Covid-19 may increase poverty and hardship rates further.

Susie Ferguson speaks to Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft.