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TAX ON TUESDAYS' - a series of talks hosted by Tax Justice

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 8:48 am | Closing The Gap

Three of NZ’s pre-eminent tax and welfare experts - Andrea Black, Michael Fletcher and Max Rashbrooke explore what we can do to make our tax and transfer system rebalance the scales so that no-one is left behind. More >>

CEO Bonuses

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 8:21 pm | Closing The Gap

“Any justification for paying exorbitant salaries to senior managers in business has just been buried in the Fonterra debacle” said Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc---“Closing the Gap” More >>

Working Poor in New Zealand a disgrace

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 6:38 pm | Closing The Gap

The growing number of working poor is an alarming indicator that the regulatory Minimum Wage does not cut it said Closing the Gap spokesperson Peter Malcolm. More >>

Inequality is Making Kids Sick

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:14 am | Closing The Gap

The rising rate of rheumatic fever among Māori and Pasifika children is one of the sharpest examples yet of the direct harm caused by New Zealand’s high level of inequality, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the ... More >>

Closing the Gap statement on CGT decision

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 5:54 pm | Closing The Gap

Today’s decision ruling out a Capital Gains Tax for New Zealand is hypocritical from a Government that campaigned on improving wellbeing, reducing inequality and governing on the basis of fairness, efficiency, and rationality, said Peter Malcolm, ... More >>

A Capital Gains Tax will help our economy

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:10 am | Closing The Gap

Fairness and efficiency, not political rhetoric, must be the focus as the government works to create a better taxation system, Peter Malcolm, the spokesperson for the income equality group Closing the Gap, said today. More >>

Press release on the TWG final report

Friday, 22 February 2019, 3:35 pm | Closing The Gap

Income Equality Aotearoa Inc—“Closing the Gap”-- is pleased with the Tax Working Group final report but it does not go far enough says Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the group. More >>

Higher taxes for super rich gets voter tic

Friday, 15 February 2019, 1:57 pm | Closing The Gap

“Taxes, taxes, taxes, and all the rest is b******t.” That was the message that went viral at the Davos Economic Forum last month, and it’s the message our Government needs to hear if it wants to tackle inequality in New Zealand. More >>

Scrap the Minimum Wage and Replace it with the Living Wage

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11:50 am | Closing The Gap

If New Zealand wants a society in which workers can live on what they earn, it’s time to scrap the ‘minimum wage’ and replace it with the ‘living wage’, says Closing the Gap spokesperson Peter Malcolm. More >>

Employers should take lead from DHBs

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:22 pm | Closing The Gap

“The recent 40% pay increase over three years for hospital service workers sets a benchmark for other employers of low paid New Zealand workers” said Peter Malcolm spokesperson for “Closing the Gap” the Income Equality Aotearoa NZ Inc More >>

Child Poverty Bill Doesn’t Address Cause: Inequality

Monday, 3 December 2018, 3:19 pm | Closing The Gap

As Parliament prepares to pass the Child Poverty Reduction Bill this coming week, the income equality group Closing the Gap again urges MPs to tackle the problem behind child poverty: inequality. More >>

Time to Double-Down on Cutting CEO Salaries

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:59 am | Closing The Gap

With reports of a slow-down in CEO pay rises last year, it’s time for Kiwi corporates to double down on cutting excessive salaries to ensure this is a trend not an accident, said Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the Gap. More >>

Fonterra, Home of the Poor-Performance Bonus

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 4:52 pm | Closing The Gap

Fonterra, Home of the Poor-Performance Bonus The directors of Fonterra have set a dangerous precedent in rewarding the departing chief executive a $3.85m performance bonus for the 2017 financial year when the co-operative profits plunged, said Peter ... More >>

Economic Rights Are Human Rights: It’s Time to Legislate

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:37 pm | Closing The Gap

If New Zealand wants to close the inequality gap, it needs to follow the advice of the United Nations and enshrine economic rights in the Bill of Rights Act, the income equality group Closing the Gap said today. More >>

Drop the Cap to Close the Inequality Gap

Monday, 23 July 2018, 6:37 pm | Closing The Gap

Drop the Cap to Close the Inequality Gap The Income Equality group Closing the Gap today joined those calling on the government to drop its self-imposed spending cap, saying there’s little hope of putting a dent in inequality if such arbitrary spending ... More >>

Closing the Gap Submission to Government Tax Working Group

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 5:26 pm | Closing The Gap

Who we are and why are we doing this: We are Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc –Closing the Gap. We have some 3000 supporters from around the country. More >>

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Warns of Fraying Societies

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 6:57 pm | Closing The Gap

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Warns of Fraying Societies According to renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs, the unravelling taking place in the United States shows why economic inequality is socially and morally unsustainable, a lesson the income equality group ... More >>

Plunket's Troubles Highlight Wider Executive Pay Problem

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 1:27 pm | Closing The Gap

Plunket's Troubles Highlight Wider Executive Pay Problem Reports that senior Plunket managers are paid more than $180,000 show just how the toxic problem of excessive executive pay has spread from the corporate profit-making board-room to NGOs and ... More >>

Spierings Case Shows Excessive CEO Pay Isn't Justified

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:14 am | Closing The Gap

It is scandalous that the highest paid CEO in New Zealand last year, Theo Spierings of Fonterra, has presided over one of the biggest losses in his company's history, said Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the Gap. More >>

Despite Limits, the Tax Working Group Can Make a Difference

Monday, 19 March 2018, 5:14 pm | Closing The Gap

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Closing the Gap Media release on the Tax Working Groups latest publication. For Immediate Release Monday 19th March 2018 Despite It Limits, the Tax Working Group Can Make a Difference The income equality ... More >>

 

 

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