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Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit

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Working to eradicate poverty in NZ

The Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit works toward the eradication of poverty by encouraging policies and practices that strengthen the social framework of New Zealand. 

We provide solid social research and robust policy analysis, engaging with national opinion makers in politics, government, business, media and education.

  • Latest Report

    Off The Track is the 2017 State of the Nation report.

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    Our reports such as State of the Nation explore the wide range of social issues affecting New Zealanders today.

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    Salvation Army submissions to Government on a wide range of social issues.

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    Human Trafficking Resources

    Around the world, The Salvation Army is passionately committed to working alongside governments, NGOs and civil society to identify and address the causal factors which perpetuate the crime and to respond.

  • Think Pieces

    Confront and challenge your thinking on a variety of faith and justice-driven topics.

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    Video Resources

    Video resources on a variety of topics from the Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit.

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    Speeches & Conference Papers

    Speeches and Conference Papers given by our Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit, available for download.

  • Electronic newsletters


    Regular and occasional newsletters from Social Policy Unit, including Public Sphere.

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Contact us

To comment or for information or printed copies of reports, please contact:

The Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit
PO Box 76249, Manukau 2241
New Zealand
DD: +64 9 261 0886 
Email: Social Policy Unit