Alan Johnson is a social policy analyst for The Salvation Army's Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit. He is author of Off The Track The Salvation Army's 2017 State of the Nation Report.
How will the budget alleviate New Zealand's pressing social issues?
Fixation on gentrifying state housing neighbourhoods to provide sites for KiwiBuild developments seriously undermines the opportunity to meet the most pressing needs
The Labour-led government has missed its chance to help those in the worst poverty