January 27, 2014
Child Poverty Group endorses Best Start
Labour making child poverty an election issue has won applause from the Child Poverty Action Network.
Spokesperson Susan St John says children aged from zero to three would get a substantial and much needed boost through the Best Start policy.
She says because it is child-focused, it removes the work-based discrimination that exists in Working for Families.
It also recognises the work of caregivers in these early years and closes some of the gaps for those who miss out on paid parental leave.
Dr St John says the policy brings this country more in line with Australia.
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