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Pay disparity in New Zealand

Pay disparity in New Zealand

This week Auckland journalist Steve Hart looks at pay disparity in New Zealand with an extended interview with Paul Barber of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (www.nzccss.org.nz).

We discover the gap has been widening for 30 years, and that while government may be able to help close the gap with changes to the tax system, employers could start fixing the problem today.

New Zealand, environment minister Simon Bridges has signed away the 200,000 hectare Victoria Forest Park for oil and gas exploration.

More than 356,000 people with mental illnesses are incarcerated in the United States – a situation that is comparable to the 1830.

A US federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the US government’s killing of three Americans in Yemen drone strikes.

The “Big Six” chemical companies have collectively donated $455,000 to defeat a campaign in Jackson County, USA, against the use of GM crops.

Reporters Without Borders has condemned the execution-style killing of Rubylita Garcia, a reporter for the tabloid newspaper Remate, in Bacoor City.

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