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Solo mum living in tent with six kids in stark contrast to Government celebrating drop in child poverty – Newshub

“It’s really depressing at times to be honest… you feel like you’re suffocating.”

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“Overall a reduction on every measure, so we are making good progress,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. 
There are nine measures, all of which have shown improvement over the last two years. The Government is pointing to its flagship Families Package as a key factor.
The Families Package, which included a boost to Working for Families, the Best Start payment for babies and the winter energy payment, was supposed to lift 54,000 children out of poverty.
Using the same poverty measure – which takes…

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