Green Party Budget for All Mothers

What would make your life easier?

Latest Supporters

  • Delphine 2017-11-25 16:23:26 +1300
  • A transparent and responsive child support system. Currently the assessment takes place once a year only. My child’s father always makes sure he is on benefit at this time, then goes out and gets a job. Little is done to make the liable parent pay. My child’s father owes around $1000, I’m sure plenty owe more. Are there any real checks? Has anyone in IRD or WINZ questioned how come he owes child support, fines and legal aid yet runs a large, expensive, new vehicle? Oh and if (I can’t understand why) they can’t address these issues, then bring in a universal child benefit. It’s backed by overseas empirical studies.
    Anne 2017-10-26 19:23:07 +1300
  • I currently have a 9 month old and work full-time. I had to take on a second job as my husband works part time and our joint income, although above average, still isn’t enough to cover mortgage payments, other bills and baby items. I am currently paying almost 50% secondary tax (including student loan repayments). I think it would be helpful if the secondary income tax was reassessed, or student loan repayments were not taken out of your parental leave payments.
    Natalie 2017-10-25 20:32:37 +1300
  • 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

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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