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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 www.closingthegap.org.nz 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 >>

Closing the Gap on Health and Housing

Friday, 12 September 2014, 3:00 pm | 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 >>

Closing the Gap on Jobs

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:23 pm | 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 >>

Teachers aren’t magicians, and we shouldn’t ask them to be

Monday, 8 September 2014, 9:06 am | Closing The Gap

Throughout New Zealand, schools are shouldering the burden of increasing inequality. Breakfast and lunch programmes, school fee waivers, clothing and shoes donations. And that’s before the classroom doors open and teachers unleash their educational ... More >>

"Robin Hood tax and other clever ways to help our kids"

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:55 pm | Closing The Gap

It’s time to talk about tax. Not just income tax but other kinds of tax too. More >>

“Walk the talk to reduce the wage gap”

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:35 pm | Closing The Gap

There’s just a few weeks left to convince the candidates of all political parties that reducing the wage gaps makes good sense. More >>

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. - Closing the Gap

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:03 pm | Closing The Gap

Simon Bridges says increasing the minimum wage will cost us at least 6000 jobs, hurt businesses and reduce growth. Rubbish, says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. More >>

Labour's Reserve Bank Policies

Saturday, 3 May 2014, 2:13 pm | Closing The Gap

There are some very good points in the recently released Labour proposal on the Reserve Bank policy but..... says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of “Closing the Gap”- Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc More >>

 

 

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