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“Closing the Gap” Launches a Campaign for Progressive Taxes

Monday, 6 June 2016, 2:06 pm | Closing The Gap

The Income Inequality project, “Closing the Gap” has launched a series of short videos advocating a progressive tax system to create a more equal society in New Zealand. More >>

Panama Papers Reveal Different Rules for the Wealthy

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 5:27 pm | Closing The Gap

The release of the Panama Papers reveals another significant gap between the wealthy and others in New Zealand, according to the Closing the Gap---Income Inequality project. More >>

Freezing Benefits Penalises the Poor

Saturday, 5 March 2016, 4:14 pm | Closing The Gap

“No increase for most benefits because of a supposed -0.25% rate of inflation is just a gimmick by the Government to keep the poorest people poor,” according to “Closing the Gap” Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc National Secretary ... More >>

Minimum wage, maximum stinginess

Saturday, 5 March 2016, 12:40 pm | Closing The Gap

From April 1st, minimum wage earners will take home an extra $18 in their weekly pay packet. That princely sum might buy them around nine litres of petrol, a movie ticket, or two packets of fancy sausages. That’s assuming they don’t need it ... More >>

Time for Action on Income Inequality

Friday, 19 February 2016, 9:55 am | Closing The Gap

“No more excuses. All the evidence here and around the world shows the excuses are wrong. New Zealand’s future now depends on solving income inequality,” according to the Closing the Gap Income Inequality project. More >>

Kids suffer consequences of inequality

Monday, 15 February 2016, 9:34 am | Closing The Gap

“It must be pretty embarrassing to be a National MP,” says Peter Malcolm of income equality advocacy group Closing the Gap. More >>

Closing the Gap in Education

Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:16 am | Closing The Gap

The usual suspects reacted in their usual curmudgeonly ways to Labour’s recently announced policy of three free years of tertiary education. More >>

Absurd, abhorrent and avoidable

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 12:19 pm | Closing The Gap

Oxfam’s report this week on how the 62 richest people in the world have more money than the poorest 3.6 billion combined should have caused a national outcry. But buried as it was amongst headlines about who is breaking up with whom, in a sad indictment ... More >>

To prevent poverty give people more money

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 12:24 pm | Closing The Gap

The idea of giving the poor more money might make some rabid right wingers foam at the mouth, but it’s actually one of the best solutions to reducing inequality, and thus poverty. A number of groups concerned about NZ’s growing inequality – ... More >>

MPs’ actions speak louder than words

Saturday, 19 December 2015, 5:56 pm | Closing The Gap

While many New Zealanders were horrified at the increase in child poverty figures released last week, another news item slipped under the radar. MPs salaries went up by around 4%. More >>

Time for action on income inequality

Friday, 18 December 2015, 2:31 pm | Closing The Gap

Advocacy group Closing the Gap, which focuses on promoting fairer distributions of incomes, is frustrated at the lack of action around addressing inequity in New Zealand. More >>

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Closing the Gap

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 9:34 pm | Closing The Gap

Why do some communities have much higher crime rates than others? Why is it that people used to feel safe leaving their front doors unlocked but now some people live in gated communities and apartment blocks with ‘poor doors’? Why do people riot? More >>

Time for Action on Child Poverty

Friday, 8 May 2015, 2:36 pm | Closing The Gap

Nobody wants New Zealand children to grow up in poverty, but few of us feel we can do much to change the situation for the one in five kids who do. Now there’s a way you can help. More >>

Zero hour contracts must go

Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:40 am | Closing The Gap

The exploitation of workers via zero hour contracts has touched a nerve in New Zealand, so much so that the government is being forced to look at ways to curb employers’ misuse of staff. More >>

Celebrating Efforts - Closing the Gap

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:34 am | Closing The Gap

“Kiwis who care about closing the inequality gap need to support businesses who are making an effort,” says Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for Closing the Gap. More >>

TPPA threatens fight for income equality

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 12:51 pm | Closing The Gap

While most of the country has been focused on the cricket world cup, cyclone Pam and tourists’ driving habits, Closing the Gap is reminding kiwis to say “no way” to the TPPA unless we know and accept what is going on. More >>

Healthy Homes and food in schools bills

Friday, 20 March 2015, 3:09 pm | Closing The Gap

The government continues to ignore inequality in New Zealand, this week shamefully defeating three bills designed to help those at the lower end of the socio-economic scale, says equality advocacy group Closing the Gap. More >>

Politicians' pay increases

Friday, 27 February 2015, 5:08 pm | Closing The Gap

“An increase of 3.5% in the minimum wage compared with 5.5% increase for politicians is appalling. It is another example of the wealthy looking after themselves and showing no regard for the poor” says Peter Malcolm, National Secretary of Income Equality ... More >>

Party Rankings against Inequality

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:54 pm | Closing The Gap

Revealed: which party will do the most to reduce New Zealand’s growing inequality crisis More >>

Media Release from Closing the Gap on Health and Housing

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 9:25 am | Closing The Gap

“Inequality is the biggest problem facing New Zealand at the present time” says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of Closing the Gap. It underlies many of our social ills, poverty, lack of trust, an economy that could do much better, and a poor uptake ... More >>



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