Our Poverty Action Plan will completely change the way we support people in New Zealand so when people ask for help, they get it. It overhauls the broken welfare system and guarantees that everyone who needs it, no matter what, has a minimum income they can rely on. 

Sign on to our plan to show your support for this bold policy for change. 

Here’s how our Poverty Action Plan works for all of us:

  • A Guaranteed Minimum Income of $325 per week for students and people out of work, no matter what.

  • A Universal Child Benefit for kids under three of $100 per week.

  • A simplified Family Support Credit of $190 per week for the first child and $120 per week for subsequent children to replace the Working for Families tax credits with a higher abatement threshold and lower abatement rate.

  • Additional support for single parents through a $110 per week top-up.

  • Reforming ACC to become the Agency for Comprehensive Care, creating equitable social support for everyone with a work-impairing health condition or disability, with a minimum payment of 80% of the full time minimum wage.

  • Changes to abatement and relationship rules so people can earn more from paid work before their income support entitlements are reduced.

  • A 1% wealth tax for those with a net-worth over $1 million.

  • And two new top income tax brackets for a more progressive tax system which redistributes wealth.

Sign on and show your support for a new, simple safety net that works for all of us.