I have an opinion piece in the Dominion Post this morning.
We know there are people who cheat the welfare system: claiming benefits to which they’re not entitled, refusing to look for work, having more children so that they can continue to claim the DPB.
We know about them, because our political leaders have made use of these stories to justify draconian changes to the welfare system.
But we hear very little about another set of people who rort the system. These are the people who manipulate their earnings, and use elaborate financial structures to ensure that they don’t have to pay as much tax as they ought to.