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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 >>

Closing the Gap in Education

Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:16 am | Closing The Gap

The usual suspects reacted in their usual curmudgeonly ways to Labour’s recently announced policy of three free years of tertiary education. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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