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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 >>

TAX ON TUESDAYS' - a series of talks hosted by Tax Justice

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 8:48 am | Closing The Gap

Three of NZ’s pre-eminent tax and welfare experts - Andrea Black, Michael Fletcher and Max Rashbrooke explore what we can do to make our tax and transfer system rebalance the scales so that no-one is left behind. More >>

CEO Bonuses

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 8:21 pm | Closing The Gap

“Any justification for paying exorbitant salaries to senior managers in business has just been buried in the Fonterra debacle” said Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc---“Closing the Gap” More >>

Working Poor in New Zealand a disgrace

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 6:38 pm | Closing The Gap

The growing number of working poor is an alarming indicator that the regulatory Minimum Wage does not cut it said Closing the Gap spokesperson Peter Malcolm. More >>

Inequality is Making Kids Sick

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:14 am | Closing The Gap

The rising rate of rheumatic fever among Māori and Pasifika children is one of the sharpest examples yet of the direct harm caused by New Zealand’s high level of inequality, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the ... More >>

Closing the Gap statement on CGT decision

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 5:54 pm | Closing The Gap

Today’s decision ruling out a Capital Gains Tax for New Zealand is hypocritical from a Government that campaigned on improving wellbeing, reducing inequality and governing on the basis of fairness, efficiency, and rationality, said Peter Malcolm, ... More >>

A Capital Gains Tax will help our economy

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:10 am | Closing The Gap

Fairness and efficiency, not political rhetoric, must be the focus as the government works to create a better taxation system, Peter Malcolm, the spokesperson for the income equality group Closing the Gap, said today. More >>

Press release on the TWG final report

Friday, 22 February 2019, 3:35 pm | Closing The Gap

Income Equality Aotearoa Inc—“Closing the Gap”-- is pleased with the Tax Working Group final report but it does not go far enough says Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the group. More >>