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Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit

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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

    Kei a Tātou - It Is Us, is the 2018 State of the Nation Report from the Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit.

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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.

  • Think Pieces

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

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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
Email: Social Policy Unit