Source:Salavation Army, Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. February 2015.
This is the eighth State of the Nation report from The Salvation Army. Like its predecessors it is written to encourage public debate around New Zealand's social progress. The Salvation Army believes such a debate is vital, in part to balance a political agenda that can be too influenced by economic concerns, and to advance an alternative debate around social inclusion and social justice. The report has five areas of focus: our children, crime and punishment, work and incomes, social hazards, and housing.