Green Party Budget for All Mothers

What would make your life easier?

Latest Supporters

  • I think the Green Party should talk to National I don’t think your as miss aligned as you think and have a much better chance of effecting change being in government!
    Craig 2017-10-01 17:01:25 +1300
  • Rowena 2017-09-24 17:53:42 +1300
  • Ishtar Cunningham
    Ishtar 2017-09-23 07:18:16 +1200
  • Having the ability to spend more time at home with young children I.E. the first year
    Kayla 2017-09-21 22:54:23 +1200
  • I appreciate that low income earners need financial assistance in tax credits and breaks, but we are a one income household and my husband works hard to earn our income. Due to his overtime hours we manage but are not entitled to any family tax credits for 1 child who is high school age. We Question why he should pay 28 % tax for working harder and then not receive any tax breaks to help raise our child? I am currently looking for work but am limited by an illness. We are one of the unlucky families who are in the middle income bracket.
    Susan 2017-09-20 18:33:09 +1200
  • Knowing my contry had no debt.. we could easily manage the economy and make it greener.. at the moment we are leveraging it every way we can to pay the interest in the 66 billion .. its a balancing act .. but I won’t vote for party that doesn’t get this.
    Hamish 2017-09-14 22:40:00 +1200
  • Making Paid Parental leave like ACC where payments rise in relation to income. Being female, working two jobs and being the main bread winner, when we have children staying home for any sustained length of time will not even be an option for me due to the massive loss in wages.
    Sara 2017-09-14 18:59:19 +1200
  • Extend maternity paid leave so mother’s can focus on raising child instead of going back to work while they are trying to raise a happy and healthy baby
    Chloe 2017-08-27 09:12:16 +1200
  • The eligibility thresholds for financial assistance in many areas are too low for current economic climate and general affordability. WFF, Community Service cards, student loans & allowances, accom suppl, rates rebates (I know the latter is local council but central govt should be able to influence a change here, or intervene).
    Juressa 2017-08-23 11:06:12 +1200
  • In the 40’s and 50’s thousands of returned servicemen were helped into homes with their families. Some through being allowed to buy their state house and others through some sort of loan without a deposit. The government even capped prices to prevent inflation. They set up fast track courses to train carpenters etcetera. Houses were going up everywhere and it was brilliant. We can do the same again.
    If Kiwis were mostly homeowners again Government costs would go down and in the long run the economy would be much better off. We could stop paying accommodation support to the final recipients (landlords)
    As long as people rent they will be poor and treated as second class citizens. They will probably move a lot at the whim of landladies/lords. They will be subject to home checks which are degrading even if your home is immaculate. Their rent always goes up and never down as a mortgage does. When they grow old they may have to flat with strangers as super is geared to the mortgage free. This means they will not be able to support their children by storing their stuff while they are studying or take in one who has gone through a marriage break up or mental illness or a car accident or…
    They cannot take out a loan on their mortgage if a family member needs medical treatment or a lawyer or whatever. They cannot run a business from their home or take in boarders or do child care. They often cannot plant a vege garden (this is common) have a compost bin or plant fruit trees. They cannot build a cupboard or change the layout to suit a growing family. They cannot build a tree hut or let the grass grow long and make a mower path through it so their kids can have an a’maze’ing birthday party game. They cannot say "this is our home kids – it’s not flash but it’s ours.
    Victoria 2017-08-18 09:33:29 +1200

The Green Party wants to help parents when they need it the most, by ensuring they have time and money to focus on raising happy, healthy kids.  

We were going to put up a big long survey to find out what you think, but we know you don’t have time for that.

So just tell us what would make your life easier and let us take care of the rest.

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