UPDATED SURVEYS AS AT 1 OCTOBER 2019. We surveyed candidates on their attitudes to issues facing the Western Bay Region, find out what they think: “Closing the Gap” Tauranga, one of the area groups of Income Equality Aotearoa NZ Inc., has surveyed all candidates in the three local bod
We need to fundamentally reframe our systems settings to address the drivers causing and underpinning inequality; structural change in systems especially financial. The Equality Network Hui was held in Wellington on 27 June 2019. The hui covered important topics such as child poverty;
AN OPEN LETTER FOR SIGN ON BY ORGANISATIONS AND MOVEMENTS ACROSS THE WORLD, ALLIED IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INEQUALITY. This letter was released at the UN Political Forum on 9 July, where the Sustainable Development Goal on inequality was reviewed. The purpose of the letter is to call out
INEQUALITY IS MAKING KIDS SICK Media Statement for Immediate release Sunday 5th May 2019 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, spok
Closing the Gap Media Statement for Immediate Release Thursday 18 April 2019 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, efficienc
For Immediate Release Tuesday, 8 January 2019 Scrap the minimum wage and replace it with the living wage If New Zealand wants a society in which workers can live on what they earn, it’s time to scrap the ‘minimum wage’ and replace it with the ‘living wage’, says Closing the Gap spokes
For immediate release Monday 3rd Dec 2018 CHILD POVERTY BILL DOESN’T ADDRESS CAUSE: INEQUALITY As Parliament prepares to pass the Child Poverty Reduction Bill this coming week, the income equality group Closing the Gap again urges MPs to tackle the problem behind child poverty: inequ
Response to Interim Report from the Tax Working Group The Equality Network* welcomes the Tax Working Group’s interim report. Reducing income and wealth inequality in New Zealand is critical. The research is unequivocal – addressing inequality is fundamental to a healthy society.
Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc is a national volunteer organisation trying to tackle the wealth inequality and the social problems that it causes. We want a fairer and more equal New Zealand, for all.