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Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
11th May 21, 3:47pm
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Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
Terry Baucher and Andrea Black discuss and delve into the business transformation project at the Inland Revenue Department
10th Nov 20, 12:25pm
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Terry Baucher and Andrea Black discuss and delve into the business transformation project at the Inland Revenue Department
PSA National Secretary Erin Polaczuk calls for a commitment to universal basic services for all New Zealanders via the Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment
15th Aug 20, 9:59am
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PSA National Secretary Erin Polaczuk calls for a commitment to universal basic services for all New Zealanders via the Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment
MBIE & IRD staff to strike next month, with nurses also striking and primary teachers mulling possible industrial action in August
25th Jun 18, 3:31pm
by Jason Walls
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MBIE & IRD staff to strike next month, with nurses also striking and primary teachers mulling possible industrial action in August
Government removing cap on public servant numbers put in place by previous National-led government, says this will reduce spending on contractors and consultants
22nd Jun 18, 11:50am
by Jason Walls
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Government removing cap on public servant numbers put in place by previous National-led government, says this will reduce spending on contractors and consultants
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2018 Budget
17th May 18, 3:25pm
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Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2018 Budget
Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford says we need to work together to ensure everyone in New Zealand has an adequate home to live in. 'We must leave nobody behind'
31st Aug 17, 9:22am
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Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford says we need to work together to ensure everyone in New Zealand has an adequate home to live in. 'We must leave nobody behind'
Shamubeel Eaqub says there is a failure to think long-term by both local and central government. Local authorities are not the only ones responsible for the housing crisis, but they can do a lot, he believes
30th Aug 17, 7:36am
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Shamubeel Eaqub says there is a failure to think long-term by both local and central government. Local authorities are not the only ones responsible for the housing crisis, but they can do a lot, he believes
Robert Whitaker says that in order to fix housing, we must fix renting
29th Aug 17, 8:38am
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Robert Whitaker says that in order to fix housing, we must fix renting
University of Otago's Andrew Coleman looks at the intergenerational effects of the tax system on New Zealand’s housing markets
28th Aug 17, 11:26am
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University of Otago's Andrew Coleman looks at the intergenerational effects of the tax system on New Zealand’s housing markets
Esther Woodbury calls for national planning standards that take into account the housing needs of disabled people
27th Aug 17, 7:50am
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Esther Woodbury calls for national planning standards that take into account the housing needs of disabled people
Bill McKay says local & central govt needs to tackle the housing crisis through legislation, tax & planning rules to stop our cities being Monopoly boards where land and housing are speculative
26th Aug 17, 8:38am
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Bill McKay says local & central govt needs to tackle the housing crisis through legislation, tax & planning rules to stop our cities being Monopoly boards where land and housing are speculative
Alan Johnson says we must acknowledge that the value of state, or publicly-owned, housing is so much more than its balance sheet worth, and significant efforts must be put into increasing our publicly funded housing stock
25th Aug 17, 9:38am
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Alan Johnson says we must acknowledge that the value of state, or publicly-owned, housing is so much more than its balance sheet worth, and significant efforts must be put into increasing our publicly funded housing stock
Jess Berentson-Shaw says building a large not-for-profit rental sector would rebuild NZ's foundations and realise a vision where homes are at the heart of our wellbeing
24th Aug 17, 7:41am
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Jess Berentson-Shaw says building a large not-for-profit rental sector would rebuild NZ's foundations and realise a vision where homes are at the heart of our wellbeing
With the NZ economy at a tipping point, John Tookey probes whether laissez-faire ideology or pragmatic intervention will win the housing affordability debate
23rd Aug 17, 5:02am
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With the NZ economy at a tipping point, John Tookey probes whether laissez-faire ideology or pragmatic intervention will win the housing affordability debate
University of Otago public health professor Philippa Howden-Chapman says we need an informed consensus about what good quality housing looks like in New Zealand and how we can be sure it is well built and maintained
22nd Aug 17, 9:28am
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University of Otago public health professor Philippa Howden-Chapman says we need an informed consensus about what good quality housing looks like in New Zealand and how we can be sure it is well built and maintained
The PSA argues it's time for a bold reimagining of how we organise, plan and deliver housing in New Zealand
21st Aug 17, 12:08pm
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The PSA argues it's time for a bold reimagining of how we organise, plan and deliver housing in New Zealand
David Seymour says taxation "can provide an effective social safety net" but that wealth redistribution is just used "to counter policy failings". Fixing those should be the priority
5th Jun 17, 7:10am
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David Seymour says taxation "can provide an effective social safety net" but that wealth redistribution is just used "to counter policy failings". Fixing those should be the priority
Shamubeel Eaqub says the reality is that we are soft on white-collar crime and we aren’t good at regularly updating our rules and regulations
3rd Jun 17, 6:02am
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Shamubeel Eaqub says the reality is that we are soft on white-collar crime and we aren’t good at regularly updating our rules and regulations
Susan St John wants to see the problem of the 'effective marginal tax rate' on the incomes of the poor come out of the too-hard basket
2nd Jun 17, 5:02am
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Susan St John wants to see the problem of the 'effective marginal tax rate' on the incomes of the poor come out of the too-hard basket
Terry Baucher says that families struggling to meet bills suffer from a lack of income, not over-taxation. Boosting incomes would be far more effective than an ill-defined tax break
1st Jun 17, 5:02am
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Terry Baucher says that families struggling to meet bills suffer from a lack of income, not over-taxation. Boosting incomes would be far more effective than an ill-defined tax break
Paul Young says higher carbon prices can make our tax system fairer and more progressive, while tackling the urgent crisis of climate change
31st May 17, 5:02am
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Paul Young says higher carbon prices can make our tax system fairer and more progressive, while tackling the urgent crisis of climate change
Bob Stephens says taxes are paid at one stage of the lifecycle in the expectation you will receive a benefit at a later stage, claims it is a redistribution of one's own wealth as well as from rich to poor
30th May 17, 6:02am
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Bob Stephens says taxes are paid at one stage of the lifecycle in the expectation you will receive a benefit at a later stage, claims it is a redistribution of one's own wealth as well as from rich to poor
PM English pours cold water on calls for tax treatment of 'other' forms of savings to be the same as for property; Also says case for corporate tax rate cut faces high hurdles
30th May 17, 5:02am
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PM English pours cold water on calls for tax treatment of 'other' forms of savings to be the same as for property; Also says case for corporate tax rate cut faces high hurdles
Keith Ng challenges four 'facts' about tax which he says are not true and he claims are often used to justify reducing the tax rate, especially in an election year
29th May 17, 11:09am
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Keith Ng challenges four 'facts' about tax which he says are not true and he claims are often used to justify reducing the tax rate, especially in an election year