The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, is also the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction. The Child Poverty Unit has been established in DPMC to support her in this capacity.
The Child Poverty Reduction Bill
The government has introduced draft legislation which seeks to achieve a significant and sustained reduction in child poverty and enhance the overall wellbeing of children, and particularly those greater risk or with additional needs.
The Bill sets measures for child poverty, and requires governments to set targets for reducing child poverty and develop a child wellbeing strategy.
You can read more about the Bill, including its progress and information releases, below: