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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 >>

How Kiwisaver in increasing inequality

Monday, 17 July 2017, 3:21 pm | Closing The Gap

As KiwiSaver turns 10, it's clear the much-lauded retirement saving scheme is entrenching inequality for future generations of retirees, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said today. Cuts to the scheme over the ... More >>

Economic Growth Leaves Too Many Behind

Sunday, 2 July 2017, 12:11 pm | Closing The Gap

Economic Growth Leaves Too Many Behind It's time lower paid workers and beneficiaries got a fair share of what the Government and OECD insist is a strong New Zealand economy, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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