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Wellington Post Budget Breakfast

Budget 2017 – Will it turn the tide?

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The Boat Shed
Taranaki Street Wharf
Wellington 6011


Friday, May 26, 2017 from 7:15 AM to 8:45 AM NZST
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$30 - high income
$20 - middle income
$10 – unwaged 


Celia Hayes
Child Poverty Action Group
09 302 5260

This event is part of CPAG's Nationwide Budget Breakfast Series being held in six main centres - Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch (podcast) and Nelson (May 31) 

CPAG also intends to provide a comprehensive budget review shortly after the budget is released.  Visit to get your copy on Friday 26 May. 

Each year CPAG provides child-focused analyses and commentary of the year's budget. In Wellington, CPAG and the Public Health Association branch arrange a breakfast meeting to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable who live in poverty.

CPAG and the Wellington PHA are pleased to work together running this event.

Registrations will be closing on 24th May. So please confirm your place by then.

Breakfast will be served at 7.15am. Speakers will start at 7.30am. 


Alan Johnson: CPAG’s Housing expert. Alan currently works as a social policy analyst for The Salvation Army's Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit.  He is author of Off the Track which is The Salvation Army's 2017 State of Nation report. In his spare time he is a community activist in South Auckland where he is active as an administrator in local sports clubs and as a school trustee. He has also held positions as a trustee of the Auckland Community Housing Trust and as the Chair of Community Housing Aotearoa. He has an academic background in town planning and economics and has been involved in Auckland local government for over 20 years both as a politician and bureaucrat.

Laura O'Connell Rapira: Laura O’Connell Rapira is the Director of Campaigns at ActionStation – a community organisation representingover 100,000 members that combines digital tools and people powerto drive a fairer, more just and sustainable Aotearoa. She is also theCo-founder of RockEnrol – a volunteer-run organisation dedicatedto building and activating political power for young people throughgrassroots community organising and popular culture.

John Ryall: Assistant National Secretary of E t, representing low income workers (including about 9,000 who work as care and support workers in aged care, disability support and community mental health). E t has been involved alongside other unions in winning minimum wage rights.  E t, on behalf of caregiver Kristine Bartlett, took a case through the courts arguing that tens of thousands of low paid women were underpaid because their jobs suffered from historical gender undervaluation. John was the lead negotiator for the group of unions who recently won a $2.06 billion settlement from the Government for 55,000 care and support workers.