This week the Equality Network focuses on tax
Here are a few things you can do to get tax on the agenda:
– Please share our news among your networks.
– Write about tax
– Write an opinion piece about inequality while the issue is circulating in the media – some useful people to send to are:
Toby Manhire at the Spinoff: [email protected]
Gina Crampton at Dom Post: [email protected]
John Roughan at the Herald: [email protected]
Changes in tax is one of the Equality Network’s three key changes that should be implemented IMMEDIATELY! Here’s some suggested text.
Talk about why we need a higher top tax rate/a tax on wealth.
Share the videos from Lisa Marriot to explain how that would work.
Please link back to Equality Network.
Our top tax rate currently sits at 33% compared to UK and Australia where the rate is 45%. Raising the top tax rate would mean more resources to reinvest in social services – so all New Zealanders can prosper.
This week’s press release can be viewed here.
Equality Network videos:
This week we are releasing two new videos about tax from Associate Professor Lisa Mariott, School of Accounting and Commercial Law at Victoria University of Wellington. One is on taxing wealth, and one on raising the top tax rate.
Some facts for you:
Did you know 1% of the population holds a whopping 20% of the wealth of Aotearoa while the bottom 50% holds less than 1%? By taxing wealth we can create a more equitable Aotearoa New Zealand. See the videos here.
Videos from Closing the Gap
Some amazing videos from Closing the Gap
A social worker talks about homelessness and why we need to raise the benefit – here
We recently released our launch at Parliament – and we have three ideas we want to see implemented NOW!
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We have some great stories and resources on our website – including some press releases, videos, images.
More info here: http://www.equalitynetwork.org
Next week: Health and education
Let us know what you are doing in this space or if you are keen to be a spokesperson for the next release!
The week after that will be democracy – better public broadcasting and how to implement Te Tīriti and represent our Māori voices better,