Tag Archives: Beneficiary bashing

On the caprices of the system

Tulia Thompson has a compelling story about women not being allowed to buy tampons and period pads with a WINZ-provided supermarket card. One women was turned down at the checkout because the supermarket’s system wouldn’t allow tampons to be purchased … 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 tax rorts

I have an opinion piece in the Dominion Post this morning. Tax avoidance by well off a rort We know there are people who cheat the welfare system: claiming benefits to which they’re not entitled, refusing to look for work, … Continue reading

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The problem with tax havens

Despite everything you might hear, most New Zealanders mostly pay their taxes, on time and in full. We’ve got a very good compliance rate here. Somewhere between 80% and 90% of taxpayers pay their tax on time, and over 60% … Continue reading

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