Green Party Budget for All Mothers

What would make your life easier?

Latest Supporters

  • Being counted.
    Living with my own disability as a Whaea is challenging, real, awesome and hard work! But invisible.
    No income. Oh for the basic living wage for all!
    (The national household statistics survey we had to do for a year NEVER included me doing unpaid māhi.)
    Medical & Acc systems aue, their processes could be so much more humanised & respectful. It should be a partnership.
    Awesome Tane & kids as carers living with just enough, that’s tough. And their mahi’s invisible too.
    There’s so much to empower whānau like ours, but my main comment right now, is please make us visible and respected.
    Kuini 2019-03-04 15:55:45 +1300
  • Greater recognition of stay-at-home spouses and parents’ contributions to our future society.
    Casey 2018-09-15 17:08:00 +1200
  • My life would be easier if I had the same rights as a woman. As a man I have no say when it comes to abortion, I can be arrested based on an accusation alone, I am five times more likely to kill myself than my female counterpart, I am far more likely to die at work, I had nowhere to go to when I was a victim of domestic abuse at the hands of my (now) ex wife, in times of war I am expected to fight and possibly die for my country, no woman has to, I have to meet a higher standard of physical fitness when it comes to joining the police/military, if I get sentenced for the same crime a female commits I will be expected to spend three times longer in prison. I will not get any of the extra $66million that women’s refuge got so no shelter for men and I am expected to be happy that for every dollar spent on women’s health one cent is spent on men’s health. Apart from that, yeah, everything’s fine. Perhaps the assoc. minister of health (your own MP) will demand these inequalities be addressed ASAP given her enthusiasm for gender equality.
    Chris 2018-09-02 14:48:02 +1200
  • More time with our daughter is important. We are tired at the end of the day with household tasks still looming, yet we have to find quality time for our girl. Often we do this in shifts, taking turns, because she deserves the best of our time. I want to be able to invest in our daughter so she can more readily contribute to our country when she grows up.
    Rachael 2018-08-01 12:03:49 +1200
  • Matt 2018-03-17 19:26:42 +1300
  • Rentals to not have the price hike added because of the cost of housing . There should be a limit. Housing is to expensive to rent
    Cerise 2018-03-14 17:49:55 +1300
  • More parental leave, and more sick leave for parents
    Max 2018-01-30 20:20:43 +1300
  • 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

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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