“Inequality is the biggest problem facing New Zealand at the present time” says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of Closing the Gap. It underlies many of our social ills, poverty, lack of trust, an economy that could do much better, and a poor uptake of the responsibilities required f
MEDIA RELEASE: 9 SEPTEMBER 2014 Teachers aren’t magicians, and we shouldn’t ask them to be Throughout New Zealand, schools are shouldering the burden of increasing inequality. Breakfast and lunch programmes, school fee waivers, clothing and shoes donations. And that’s before the class
So where’s the election news? Main stream media seems more obsessed about David Cunliffe’s holiday than the policies that his party is promoting. If I want to read about where he is vacationing and why, then let’s read it in “On holiday with David” in a women’s magazine, not the (so c
Disenfranchised During the Labour leader election campaigns we regularly heard about the ‘800,000 voters who didn’t vote’. That Labour’s job was not to appeal to the disenchanted in National or to steal voters from its natural allies, the Green Party, but to inspire those who felt dis
When the Treasury persuaded Roger Douglas and Ruth Richardson to back their respective neo-liberal ‘briefings to incoming government’ reports, they included the ideas that education and health should be run like businesses. Education Since 1984 NZ education has deteriorated. Each neo-
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.