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Importance of Higher Taxes on High Incomes – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Importance of Higher Taxes on High Incomes – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

Recent announcements from the Tax Working Group regarding a Capitak Gains Tax and increase in income for the lowest paid is a good start but have not hit hard enough on the highest earners, says Equality Network, Closing the Gap. Closing the Gap has seen their efforts to raise the minimum wage helping to gain […]

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Time to Turn up the Pressure on Candidates – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Polls are showing that inequality is a top voter concern (Roy-Morgan and UMR Polls) The income equality group Closing the Gap is urging New Zealanders to push parties and candidates hard on inequality in the last few weeks of the election campaign. Spokesperson Peter Malcolm said New Zealanders see the harms around them every day […]

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Bad Tax Policy Feeding Inequality, Study Shows – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Bad Tax Policy Feeding Inequality, Study Shows – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

A new study from Oxfam shows the government’s failure to introduce fair taxes is a key cause of New Zealand’s persistently high level of inequality, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said today. The report by Oxfam and Development Finance International ranked 152 countries on their commitment to reducing inequality. […]

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