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Inequality in Aotearoa Archive
Inequality solutions there, if we’re willing - by Holly Walker
The OECD has confirmed what we already suspected with its ground-breaking report on inequality – Divided We Fall. The gap between rich and poor has grown exponentially since the 1980s in most developed countries – but none more so than in New Zealand. read moreDecember 8, 2011 10:41 am - 78 Comments
Citizen engagement at Occupy Auckland - by Keith Locke
I got a buzz out of visiting the Occupy Auckland camp again this sunny afternoon. Seventy tents have mushroomed on the grass in Aotea Square right next to the Town Hall. Hopefully the Auckland Council will continue to tolerate the camp as a venue for citizen engagement with politics. It’s not just the ‘occupiers’ discussing [...] read moreOctober 25, 2011 4:43 pm - 17 Comments
12 Days of Christmas wraps up - by frog
Today is Day 12 of our mini ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ campaign. Each day, Metiria and Catherine have highlighted issues relating to inequality and child wellbeing, and presented Green solutions to those issues. Check it out day by day: Day 1 – Introduction Day 2 – Child poverty Day 3 – Disability Day 4 – [...] read moreDecember 21, 2010 12:13 pm - 10 Comments
And a partridge in a pear tree - by Catherine Delahunty
It’s day three of our ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ campaign today. This isn’t an official part of the campaign, but for your entertainment I’ve penned a wee ditty thanking John Key’s Government for all the lovely presents they got us this year. read moreDecember 8, 2010 3:42 pm - 10 Comments
It’s Day Two of our ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ campaign to guarantee our kids the essentials this Christmas. What are you wishing for our kids this Christmas? read moreDecember 7, 2010 11:39 am - 17 Comments
What we’re wishing for this Christmas - by Metiria Turei
Today, we’re launching a ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ campaign urging New Zealanders to guarantee the essentials for every kiwi kid this Christmas. read moreDecember 6, 2010 1:55 pm - 17 Comments
Inequality in Aotearoa: imprisonment - by Metiria Turei
We are debating the Future Focus bill in Parliament as I write. We know that last time there was work testing for sole parents there were serious concerns about child welfare. The bill denigrates the value of education for sole parents and their children. The bill is punitive, discriminatory and will massively increase poverty, increasing [...] read moreAugust 17, 2010 5:50 pm - 75 Comments
Inequality in Aotearoa: updated statistics - by Metiria Turei
A major report was released today. Household Incomes in New Zealand: Trends in Indicators of Inequality and Hardship 1982-2009 uses data from the Household Economic Survey to update a wide range of poverty and inequality measures and analyses the findings thoroughly in a 150 page report. Missed it? You could be forgiven for doing so [...] read moreAugust 16, 2010 7:25 pm - 22 Comments
Inequality in Aotearoa: life expectancy again - by Metiria Turei
There was an interesting report on Friday about the links between life expectancy, inequality, and smoking which revealed some pretty scary findings: the rich are living longer, the gap in life expectancy between rich and poor is growing, and so is the gap in life expectancy between Maori and non-Maori. Radio New Zealand’s report noted [...] read moreAugust 14, 2010 9:06 pm - 87 Comments
Inequality in Aotearoa: Mind the Gap! - by Metiria Turei
As you know, I’ve been writing a series of blog posts about Inequality in Aotearoa during April and May. I’ve also been working on ideas for solutions to the growing gap between rich and poor in New Zealand, and this morning I’ve launched a major package of eight practical ideas to reduce inequality. Here I [...] read moreMay 17, 2010 3:43 pm - 139 Comments
Inequality in Aotearoa: an idea whose time has come - by Metiria Turei
A major feature of the UK election campaign whose results we’ve all been hanging off (and by the way why would we even contemplate a return to FPP given the grossly disproportionate result it’s produced over there?) was the importance of inequality. One of the Liberal Democrats’ key campaign planks was a tax-free threshold of [...] read moreMay 12, 2010 4:24 pm - 48 Comments
Inequality in Aotearoa: Education - by Metiria Turei
It is often assumed that the desire to raise national standards of performance in fields such as education is quite separate from the desire to reduce educational inequalities within a society. But the truth may be almost the opposite of this. It looks as if the achievement of higher national standards of educational performance may [...] read moreApril 27, 2010 4:50 pm - 237 Comments
Inequality in Aotearoa: Life expectancy - by Metiria Turei
In the pursuit of happiness there is one essential thing you need: good health. There are many contributing factors to good health and there are also many indicators to measure if you are healthy. Over the next few posts I’ll explore a few of these indicators. This post is focussed on life expectancy. Terminal problem [...] read moreApril 12, 2010 4:55 pm - 33 Comments
Inequality in Aotearoa: a brief history of inequality - by Metiria Turei
“For over 90 per cent of our existence as human beings we lived, almost exclusively, in highly egalitarian societies.” – from The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett In the case of New Zealand, it has only been quite recently — the 1990s in particular — where inequality has emerged as a defining [...] read moreApril 6, 2010 12:50 pm - 179 Comments
Inequality in Aotearoa: why inequality is bad for us all - by Metiria Turei
Today I’m launching a series of blogs about the issue of inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand. Throughout April and May, I’ll be blogging twice a week about this important issue. Covering a wide range of issues from community life to obesity, violence to educational achievement, teenage pregnancy to life expectancy, I want to highlight how [...] read moreMarch 30, 2010 9:00 am - 71 Comments