The attached report by the Salvation Army (NEW ZEALAND, FIJI

& TONGA TERRITORY) makes for interesting reading, published in February 2012

The report focuses on five social policy areas, children’s wellbeing, crime and punishment, work and income, social hazards and housing.

Alan Johnson, Principal author, sums up the essence of the report:

“This is the Salvation Army’s fifth State of the Nation report. The intention of this report and its predecessors is to provide a snapshot of social progress. In doing so, we hope New Zealanders will value more the pieces making up the snapshot. For example, we have placed New Zealand’s prisons in the picture because it is important that as citizens we get to consider and debate the wisdom of locking more and more people up.” 

Download the report here – The Growing Divide 

 

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