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Congratulations To Minister Little And The Government On The Health Reforms BUT……

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 11:42 am | Closing The Gap

The recently announced changes to the way health is administered in New Zealand are long overdue. We do not need 20 separate health authorities in New Zealand as the responses to the pandemic has illustrated. The current setup has simply put roadblock ... More >>

How Can We Achieve Affordable, Secure Homes For Everyone?

Friday, 23 April 2021, 11:55 am | Closing The Gap

Much has been written about the reasons contributing to the crisis in housing affordability in New Zealand and its immediate and longer term consequences. This paper draws on research and commentary about how we got here and what can be done to help people ... More >>

Government’s Response To Current Housing Crisis In NZ: A Good Start But Nowhere Near Enough

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 5:21 pm | Closing The Gap

I don’t think there is anybody in NZ who doesn’t agree that there is a serious housing crisis in New Zealand right now. The present Government has made some good moves in the right direction but mostly not enough. There are more things they could ... More >>

Labour Seems To Have Finally Realised There Is A Housing Crisis In New Zealand

Friday, 27 November 2020, 11:24 am | Closing The Gap

The housing crisis right now in New Zealand is one of our biggest contributors to income and wealth inequality. With the explosive increase in sales and prices going on right now, those with houses or able to buy them for whatever reason, have their ... More >>

Congratulations To Labour But There Is A Lot Of Work To Be Done

Friday, 23 October 2020, 12:47 pm | Closing The Gap

Congratulations to Labour on an outstanding result in the recent elections. They now have the political capital to make a real difference to New Zealand says Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa NZ Inc “Closing the Gap” The ... More >>

Closing The Gap Thinks That Labour’s Proposal To Raise The Top Tax Rate Is Great But………

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 6:00 pm | Closing The Gap

The income and wealth inequality lobby group, “Closing the Gap” thinks the Labour proposal a great start says Peter Malcolm, a spokesperson for the group. But they need to be aware of what many of the rich do and of what do we really need as a country. ... More >>

Government Covid 19 Recovery Policy Good But......

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 2:06 pm | Closing The Gap

The current strategy of quantitative easing ie putting about more money is leading to greater inequality. While the wage subsidy is neutral in its effect on inequality or slightly advantageous depending on the “top up” from employers, quantitative ... More >>

Please increase benefits

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:46 pm | Closing The Gap

Why is the Labour led government being so tardy about increasing main benefits to a reasonable standard of living? says Peter Malcolm spokesperson of Income Equality Aotearoa NZ Inc—“Closing the Gap ” More >>

Govt's Handling Of The Current Virus Better Than The Last Two

Friday, 26 June 2020, 2:50 pm | Closing The Gap

Pity it has taken so long for Governments to treat viruses in a better way. Whilst our Government has treated many financial victims of the current Covid-19 virus with appropriate generosity, the same cannot be said for those of the two earlier “epidemics” ... More >>

Government Doing A Good Job--but!

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 8:40 am | Closing The Gap

It Is Clear That Most People Think That The Government, Health Officials And Workers, Are Doing An Excellent Job Of Dealing With The Covid 19 Virus And They Have Been Well Supported By Most Of The Public Doing What They Are Told. And The Government ... More >>

Reclaiming A Fair Go For Everyone, Not Just The Well-off

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 3:17 pm | Closing The Gap

There is now an urgent need to redistribute wealth to benefit more New Zealanders says Peter Malcolm spokes person for Income Equality Aotearoa NZ Inc “Closing the Gap”. This needs to happen to resolve the enduring inequalities in this country ... More >>

An Important Mother's Day Message From ActionStation

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 6:43 am | Closing The Gap

Kia ora koutou On behalf of ActionStation, Closing the Gap wishes to share this important Mother's day message with our supporters. This Mothers’ Day we want to give our love and thanks to every mum in Aotearoa. For loving us no matter who we ... More >>

Minimum Wage Rise Good News As Return To Work Looms

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 6:17 pm | Closing The Gap

As tens of thousands more workers prepare to return to work next week under Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions, it’s good to know the lowest paid will getting a little more in their pay-checks thanks to the 1 April rise in the minimum wage, Peter Malcolm, ... More >>

Working Poor A Disgrace

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 12:10 pm | Closing The Gap

Make it easier for low income people to get financial help says Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa—“ Closing the Gap” Two weeks into the Covid-19 Lockdown there is a need for more urgent policy making and systemic change to help ... More >>

Introduction Of A Universal Basic Income (UBI) Now Is Totally Unaffordable And Wrong

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 4:47 pm | Closing The Gap

The introduction of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) now is totally unaffordable and wrong says Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa NZ Inc. A UBI or Universal Basic Income is a Government payout to all adults and some say for children ... More >>

Kiwi Corporates Must Be Shamed for Bloated CEO Pay Packets

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 12:00 pm | Closing The Gap

An obscene 12 percent pay jump for already overpaid CEOs last year reveals a wilful ignorance from much of corporate New Zealand to the on-going harm inequality is causing the very society they live in, said Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality ... More >>

'Tis the Season of Child Poverty And Hardship

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 3:09 pm | Closing The Gap

The grim statistics set out in the Child Poverty Monitor report issued this week underscore yet again the need for bolder action to reduce entrenched inequality, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said ... More >>

Gov could help poor, benefit economy

Monday, 25 November 2019, 5:11 pm | Closing The Gap

Recent data shows that child poverty and poverty in general is as bad as ever despite the Government promises to correct this terrible position for our country . But there is a solution that would benefit us all says Peter Malcolm spokesperson for “Closing ... More >>

“Fake News” re pay and performance bonuses for top managers

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 3:25 pm | Closing The Gap

Despite comments from Auckland City Council CCOs Board Chairs re pay and performance bonuses for top managers—Herald Newspaper Tuesday Oct 15th--there is very little evidence that says high pay and bonuses improve the performance of a company. Most ... More >>

More equal societies work better for everyone

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 12:00 pm | Closing The Gap

“Closing the Gap” Tauranga, one of the area groups of Income Equality Aotearoa NZ Inc., has surveyed all candidates in the three local body elections to discover attitudes to some basic issues of the Western Bay region. We believe that this is ... More >>