Labour called out for 'back-track' of child poverty reduction targets

First@Five 29/03/2018
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National’s Spokesperson for Children Alfred Ngaro says the Prime Minister and the Labour party have "back-tracked" on child poverty targets.

Mr Ngaro joined First@Five with James Coleman to discuss the press release sent out by the Labour party on Thursday.

The press release indicated the Government’s goal is now getting 70,000 children out of poverty, before factoring in housing costs, by the end of 2020. 

However, Mr Ngaro pointed out that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a target of 100,000 children in her election campaign.

“This is an extraordinary back-track from her pre-election promise." he said.

Listen to the full interview with Alfred Ngaro above.

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