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Two Reports Show Health & Poverty Gaps Widening

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 3:38 pm | Closing The Gap

Two reports released last week show need for real concern about widening children’s health & poverty gaps, according to the Closing the Gap organisation. More >>

Technology and Globalisation – The Effects on Inequality

Monday, 19 June 2017, 4:21 pm | Closing The Gap

It is a truism that the world is going through a period of rapid change which risks further deprivation for the most vulnerable in our society. Those with the least power over their lives are likely to be the most affected by these impacts. In particular ... More >>

‘Zombie’ TPPA A Recipe for Inequality

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 3:31 pm | Closing The Gap

‘Zombie’ TPPA A Recipe for Inequality The income equality project Closing the Gap today expressed concern at the National government’s effort to revive the TPPA deal without addressing ongoing questions around job losses, higher health costs ... More >>

It’s Time to Talk About Higher Taxes for the Rich

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:51 pm | Closing The Gap

A truly progressive tax policy which includes capital gain is the only way to tackle both poverty and inequality in New Zealand, so let’s start talking about it, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project “Closing the Gap”, said today. More >>

Budget Will Not Reduce Inequality

Monday, 29 May 2017, 8:42 pm | Closing The Gap

Last week’s budget does not tackle the high level of inequality in New Zealand, and may even make it worse, says Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc—Closing the Gap. More >>

Government response to suicide miss-placed

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:41 pm | Closing The Gap

The current debate about high levels of suicide in New Zealand misses the point says Peter Malcolm, National Secretary of Income Inequality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc—Closing the Gap. More >>

BPS not the answer to inequality or families in trouble

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:05 pm | Closing The Gap

“The leaked Government line on social spending in this month’s budget is just another Band-Aid solution designed to defend the status quo”, said Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project Closing the Gap. More >>

Wealth Disparity should make Inequality reduction a priority

Friday, 5 May 2017, 7:49 pm | Closing The Gap

Wealth Disparities should make Inequality reduction a priority in the budget “The government’s budget, due later this month, must begin the charge to address New Zealand’s chronic wealth gap” said Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income ... More >>

OECD Report Highlights the Folly of Tax Cuts

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:27 pm | Closing The Gap

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Closing the Gap For Immediate Release Media Release 25th April 2017 OECD Report Highlights the Folly of Tax Cuts New OECD data shows cutting taxes would be a big mistake for New Zealand, which instead needs ... More >>

Care Worker Deal a Great Step Toward Equality

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:02 pm | Closing The Gap

The proposed equal pay settlement to lift the wages of 55,000 care and support workers is a huge step toward closing some of the income gaps that contribute to inequality in New Zealand, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project Closing ... More >>

Even the IMF Thinks We Need a Capital Gains Tax

Sunday, 26 March 2017, 3:29 pm | Closing The Gap

Even the IMF Thinks We Need a Capital Gains Tax New Zealand’s disturbing levels of inequality will only deepen unless all candidates contesting this year’s election commit to a tax system that treats income and wealth fairly, Peter Malcom of the ... More >>

Government Must Hit Re-Set at Chile Trade Meeting

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10:29 am | Closing The Gap

The post-TPPA trade meeting in Chile later this month is a chance for the government to show it has listened to its own people, who want trade deals to put their well-being first, not that of multinationals, Closing the Gap spokesman Peter Malcom said today. ... More >>

Child poverty in NZ is bad and not getting any better

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 5:30 pm | Closing The Gap

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. ( Closing the Gap MEDIA RELEASE: Child Poverty Monitor partnership show that child poverty in New Zealand is bad and not getting any better More >>

Is our health system delivering what it should?

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 3:39 pm | Closing The Gap

“Just recently an accident caused me to have to go to City Centre Medical Ltd to have a dressing changed after some minor surgery. This occurred on a Saturday. Even though the surgery was covered by ACC I was told I had to pay another $45.to have ... More >>

“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 >>

 

 

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