Monthly Archives: July 2013

Avoiding capital gains tax

Bill English has pointed out that we already have taxes on various capital gains in New Zealand. If you’re in the business of buying and selling houses, or farms, or any other large items that are usually regarded as “capital”, … Continue reading

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Tax evasion and benefit fraud

I was interviewed by 95bFM this morning, about tax evasion and benefit fraud. Dr Deborah Russell on Tax Evasion More than 3000 alleged welfare cheats have been caught in the past six months . Benefit fraud costs the Government around … Continue reading

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More on quotas

I have an opinion piece about quotas in the Dominion Post this morning. Quotas may be needed to boost female MPs The House of Representatives is not representative. Despite being 51 per cent of the population, currently women make up … Continue reading

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On quotas

Labour pushes for more female candidates I’m not all that keen on quotas. When it comes to ensuring that we have good representation of women in Parliament, I would rather see our political and party leaders keep this need at … Continue reading

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