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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 >>

Inequality Got Worse in Tauranga under Simon Bridges

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 12:13 pm | Closing The Gap

The Tauranga-based income equality project Closing the Gap calls on local MP Simon Bridges to commit to tackling inequality, poverty and homelessness in his new role as Leader of the Opposition — something he has not done in his nearly 10 years ... More >>

Bolder Government Action Needed to Tackle Inequality

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:45 am | Closing The Gap

The new government's efforts to tackle poverty in New Zealand are welcome and long overdue, but bolder action is needed to turn the tide on inequality, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said today. More >>

Closing the Gap Delighted at New Government & Direction

Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:43 pm | Closing The Gap

The income equality project Closing the Gap, today congratulated the country's incoming coalition government, saying it offered hope for the kind progressive change most New Zealanders voted for. More >>

Vote on the Real Scandals: Inequality, Poverty, and Housing

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:22 am | Closing The Gap

Closing the Gap is urging voters to take a hard look at where the parties stand on the core issue of inequality, and not be distracted by the kind of short-lived scandals that always emerge in last days of election campaigns. More >>

Piecemeal Policies Won’t Fix Education Inequality

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 12:07 pm | Closing The Gap

A commitment to fully free education is the only way to tackle New Zealand’s high level of education inequality, the spokesperson for the income equality group Closing the Gap, Peter Malcolm, said today. More >>

Disappointment at Labour approach to tax

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:53 am | Closing The Gap

The announcement by Labour yesterday regarding no changes to the income tax regime was greeted with disappointment by Closing the Gap said spokesperson Peter Malcolm. After earlier commitments by Jacinda Adern to do something about inequality and poverty, ... More >>

Act Now on Child Poverty

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 8:40 pm | Closing The Gap

Act Now on Child Poverty All political parties need to commit to boosting support for poorer families, especially beneficiaries with children, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said today. Closing the Gap endorses ... More >>

Calling All Parties: Do You Support a Fair NZ Or Not?

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:45 am | Closing The Gap

The urgency of New Zealand’s crisis of inequality and poverty has prompted the income equality group Closing the Gap to join more than 35 other organisations in calling for immediate action on three fronts: incomes, housing and taxes. More >>

 

 

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