14 Feb 2018

State of the Nation report reaction

From The Panel, 4:20 pm on 14 February 2018

The Salvation Army has released its annual State of the Nation report and despite a surge in our economy and job market, many families are struggling due to high cost of living and housing. The methamphetamine problem has increased dramatically in the last decade as has the prison population. Panelist and economist Ganesh Nana weighs in with the in with the author of the report, Salvation Army's senior policy analyst, Alan Johnson.

The Salvation Army's State of Our Communities report was launched at Parliament this morning.

The Salvation Army's State of Our Communities report was launched at Parliament this morning. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly