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UBI could increase human well-being and help save the planet

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:45:48 +1200 | Joseph Cederwall

Anthropologist Jason Hickel believes basic income could be part of the solution to this problem of the pervasiveness of the growth mentality. He presents UBI as forming part of a strategy of "planned de-growth," which he believes will "increase ...More >>

Council reduces capital expenditure programme

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:22:38 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Council’s Operations and Finance Committee today approved changes to the capital expenditure programme for the 2017/18 financial year, reducing it to a level that better reflects the amount of work that can realistically be delivered within a year.More >>

Government caves to multi-national tax avoiders

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:21:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

News that the Government has secretly caved in to the demands of multi-national tax avoiders come as no surprise, but will disappoint Kiwi taxpayers, says Labour’s spokesman for Revenue Michael Wood.More >>

Basic income could build community in age of individualism

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:56:22 +1200 | Max Harris and Alexander E. Kentikelenis

What if every citizen had a guaranteed income, regardless of whether they are at work? In an age of austerity and the rolling back of social policies, this idea may sound radical – but it is gaining momentum. Advocates of a universal basic income ...More >>

Labour's water tax wrong to target irrigators, says lobby

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:12:32 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour Party's proposal to tax water used for irrigation will fail because lakes and rivers most in need of freshwater clean-ups have low levels of irrigation, says Irrigation New Zealand.More >>

Big corporates seek lower tax rate

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:10:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Some of New Zealand's largest companies are calling on any future government to lower the corporate tax rate, which is becoming high compared to other countries, and a "New Zealand first" approach to cross-border finance arrangements ...More >>

Room for improvement in the way New Zealand taxes business

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:40:39 +1200 | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ-Deloitte Major Companies Tax Survey report identifies ten measures for a world class tax system More >>

Labour shifty on CGT and land taxes

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:25:17 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party is once again being shifty on tax, and needs to come clean with voters on its policy on capital gains tax and land tax before the election, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. “This morning Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern ...More >>

Super Fund stuff up selldown for carbon policy announcement

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:02:23 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

15 AUGUST 2017 - The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that as part of the selldown of carbon related investments, readying the NZ Superannuation Fund for the carbon targets just announced this morning, the Fund sold nearly five million shares in ...More >>

Defaulting student loan borrowers stump up $5m

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:48:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Defaulting student loan borrowers in Australia have stumped up nearly $5 million in payments, thanks to new information received from tax authorities across the Tasman, Revenue Minister Judith Collins and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister ...More >>

Opposition Parties Promise $60.6b – Government Parties $3.4b

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:39:07 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

15 AUGUST 2017 - Opposition parties - consisting of Labour, New Zealand First, the Greens and The Opportunities Party - have promised $60.6 billion in new spending according to the Taxpayers’ Union election policy costing Bribe-O-Meter . In comparason ...More >>

A UBI may be a good idea – but.....

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:54:47 +1200 | Michael Fletcher

Strong arguments, both philosophical and practical , can be made for incorporating a UBI into our tax-benefit system. But if our objectives include social security – ensuring an adequate minimum living standard for all and minimising poverty – then we will still need an effective social assistance system sitting alongside it.More >>

Introducing a UBI in NZ – Insights from the Finnish Trial

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:37:13 +1200 | Pii-Tuulia Nikula

Finland began a Universal Basic Income (UBI) pilot at the start of 2017. Will its findings be useful in informing the policy debate in New Zealand? The idea of a UBI scheme has attracted growing interest in recent years: the New Zealand Treasury produced ...More >>

Winston Peters - the charred pot who calls the kettle black

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:58:32 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Winston Peters’ bemoaning of policy costings and a lack of detail in Labour’s 'water tax' would be credible if Mr Peters’ own party had any idea how it will pay for the $23 billion lolly scramble exposed by the Taxpayers’ Union Bribe-O-Meter ...More >>

Universal Basic Income - The Future of Work in Aotearoa?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:22:53 +1200 | Joseph Cederwall

A Universal Basic Income (UBI) is an unconditional minimum income provided to every member of society regardless of age, working status or level of income. The UBI seeks to maintain a functional market economy in the face of increasing technological disruption, ...More >>

HiveMind: Universal Basic Income - Are we up for it?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:55:30 +1200 | HiveMind

In collaboration with Basic Income New Zealand, Scoop invites you to participate in the third Opening the Election HiveMind exploration for 2017 on Universal Basic Income.More >>

Big Irrigation’s “death-grip” costs more than water charge

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:50:57 +1200 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday 11 August 2017: “Farming leadership and politicians are scaremongering by using false facts on water pricing proposals in their latest effort to keep the dairy industry free of accountability for polluted rivers,” says Greenpeace’s ...More >>

Winston Peters: Labour’s Water Tax ‘a Food Tax’

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:32:37 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First continues to question Labour’s ill-conceived water tax as a tax upon production and food. More >>

Water tax may add $28/week to weekly grocery bill

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:31:44 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour can’t credibly go into an election without being upfront to New Zealanders as to how much its proposed tax on water will be, says the Taxpayers Union. More >>

Farmers to Labour: "Tell Us Your Numbers"

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:43:21 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Labour yesterday announced proposals for a tax on water for large commercial users, including farmers who rely on irrigation water, but in the absence of detail some eye-watering numbers in the billions of dollars have been floated.More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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