NZ Politics Daily: 27 April 2023

NZ Politics Daily: 27 April 2023

Max Rashbrooke (Spinoff): Our unfair tax system has been exposed – will Labour do something about it?
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Tax debate back like a boomerang: Why this time it could be different
Richard Harman (Politik): The big money up against Parker (paywalled)
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Tax research provides insight, not answers (paywalled)
Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): Tax system needs change, but is anyone brave enough to do it?
Jo Moir (Newsroom): ‘Groundbreaking’ study poses the big tax question
Seni Iasona (Newshub): ‘Scared of losing votes’: Political commentator weighs in on reluctance to shake up tax system
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: After tax revelations, is there any political will left for a capital gains tax?
Terry Baucher (Interest): Tax reports to re-ignite the debate around whether NZ should adopt a capital gains tax
Herald Editorial: Innate unfairness of tax (paywalled)
Ben Thomas (Stuff): Parker’s wealthy Kiwis tax stunt a kite-flying exercise
David Farrar: Labour’s shonky evidence for a tax grab
Newshub: Watch: ‘Imaginary money’ or untaxed income? Bridge, Parker clash over taxing the rich
1News: Luxon refuses to say if tax system unfair: ‘Wealthy aren’t the problem’
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): David Parker hoses down tax speculation, while Nicola Willis says Labour’s Covid economics to blame for tax unfairness
Felix Desmarais (1News): ‘Wealth-hoarding’: Greens call for wealth or capital gains tax
Thomas Manch (Stuff): PM to hose down speculation Labour wants new taxes, in pre-Budget speech
1News: Labour will outline ‘tax commitments’ before election – Hipkins
RNZ: Labour faces dilemma after tax report reveals ‘deep unfairness’, Max Rashbrooke says
RNZ: Tax specialists warn over intricacies of capital gains tax
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Government called on to tax wealth after landmark report, but David Parkers remains quiet on what Labour could do
Jonathan Mitchell (NBR): Fair or not? Experts react to IRD wealth report (paywalled)
RNZ: Capital gains tax back in spotlight after tax reports on New Zealand’s wealthiest released
Duncan Grieve (Spinoff): Shocking new IRD data reveals the average wage earner taxed at twice the rate of the wealthiest New Zealanders
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Richest Kiwis pay about half as much tax on the dollar as the average New Zealander
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Tax: Wealthiest Kiwis’ effective tax rate less than half of middle NZ, driven by capital gains, new reports reveal
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): IRD report: Wealthy pay half tax rate of average Kiwis
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Wealthiest paying tax at much lower rate than most other New Zealanders – IRD report
Amelia Wade (Newshub): David Parker releases ‘truly groundbreaking’ tax report – how’s it going down with political parties?
Dan Brunskill (Interest): Wealthiest New Zealanders pay 8.9% effective tax rate due to untaxed capital gains, IRD report finds
Felix Desmarais (1News): Richest Kiwis effectively pay lower tax rate than ordinary NZers – report
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Ground-breaking study shows the wealthy pay less tax (paywalled)
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): New Zealand’s unfair tax system in three depressing graphs
Stephen Minto (Daily Blog): David Parker’s inaction on tax
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Surprise, surprise – the NZ Tax system is rigged for the rich
John Minto (Daily Blog): The government confirms the wealthiest New Zealanders are legal tax bludgers

Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Cost of living: Chris Hipkins confirms Budget will have ‘targeted support’ for people who ‘need it most’ after ditching fuel tax cut
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): How do you tackle profit-led inflation that’s ‘driven by spin, not substance?’
Michael Reddell: Profits and inflation
Liam Dann and Alka Prasad (Herald): Inflation battle NZ v Australia: New data reveals who’s doing better at beating the cost of living (paywalled)
RNZ: Economy may avoid technical recession in latest quarter, ANZ says
RNZ: OCR cuts may have an impact on bank saver accounts – Kiwibank

Hamish Cardwell and Russell Palmer (RNZ): Climate Change Commission urges new targets without forestry in new report
Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): NZ must accelerate climate action, Commission warns
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Climate Commission warns of fossil-fuelled NZ in 2050
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Climate Commission report: What you need to know
Alexa Cook (Newshub): Climate Change Commission releases latest draft advice to Government
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Climate Commission warns of ‘boom and bust’ for forestry and emissions trading scheme
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Boom and bust risk in current ETS forestry settings (paywalled)
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): Climate Change Commission’s 19 pieces of advice (paywalled)
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk):  Pick up the pace of climate policy, government told (paywalled)
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): Tough road ahead to reduce NZ’s emissions, says Forsyth Barr (paywalled)
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): New modelling of West Coast coastal inundation has immediate implications
Keiller MacDuff (Stuff): Local and international academics weigh in on controversial airport plans
Jacqueline Rowarth (Herald): Why freshwater report can be an ‘own goal’ for NZ

RNZ: Defence Force: New Zealand facing big decisions for strategy review, says Chris Hipkins
Grant Bradley (Herald): NZ Navy chief on China: We can’t stand aside and say ‘nothing to see here’
Andrea Fox (Herald): NZ-India trade: Report claims big economic opportunities neglected, warns ‘wake up New Zealand’ (paywalled)
Andrew Bevin (Newsroom): Supply chain crisis is over – just about
RNZ: ‘I am alive, I am healthy’, kidnapped pilot in Papua says in new video

Audrey Young (Herald): Kieran McAnulty – why the Wairarapa MP is rural to the core (paywalled)
Joseph Los’e (Herald): Tama Potaka: What’s a nice Māori like you doing in the National Party?
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The campaign to destabilise Luxon’s Leadership begins
Nathan Morton (Herald): Jacinda Ardern announces new role with Harvard University
RNZ: Jacinda Ardern to take up fellowships at Harvard University
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to join Harvard University
Tess McClure (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern takes up leadership and online extremism roles at Harvard

Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Govt seeks assurance over claims disability funding system breaks law
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): Time taken for Pharmac funding decisions ‘too long’, says Medicines NZ
Kristie Boland (Stuff): Christchurch surgeons face six more weeks operating only on ‘worst’ patients
Fiona Connor (1News): Parents crushed by loss plead for mental health services
RNZ: National’s proposed $20m fund for community mental health care providers
Kate Green (RNZ): Interim pay offer to midwives glimmer of hope – union

Ben Strang (RNZ): Thousands of state houses on flood prone land, and more going up
1News: Concerns many Kāinga Ora homes are built on flood-prone land
Amy Williams (RNZ): ‘You cannot get rid of the mould’: Kāinga Ora resident says flooding houses not only issue
Jimmy Ellingham (RNZ): Whanganui carparks now accommodating city’s homeless
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): What interest rate are banks testing mortgage applicants at? (paywalled)
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Big increase in First Home Grant new build price cap minimum
RNZ: Reserve Bank proposes loosening borrowing restrictions
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): BNZ latest bank to loosen long-term home loan rates

Georgia O’Connor-Harding (Herald): Thousands of Kiwi primary school children are not engaged in formal education
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teachers complain of racism, bullying, unsafe practices at early childhood centres
Pokere Paewai (RNZ): Crown intent on absorbing kura kaupapa into mainstream system, Waitangi Tribunal told

Alexander Plum and Kabir Dasgupta (The Conversation): For some workers, low-paying jobs might be more of a dead end than a stepping stone
RNZ: Govt locks in minimum hourly rate for migrant bus drivers
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Select committee can’t agree on bill to make big businesses pay on time
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Ensuring financial inclusion, when NZ can’t bank on the big banks
Herald: Whānau Ora sign ground-breaking deal with Whāriki to boost Māori economy

Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Live export is dead, now we must not let it be resurrected
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): The Detail: Stock trading: Why NZ farmers import and export animals
RNZ: Forestry companies undertake beach clean-up at Tolaga Bay

David Fisher (Herald): Revealed: How often police improperly use number plate tracking systems
Shilpy Arora (Stuff): Police admit misuse of number plate-reading technology
RNZ: Police investigating staff misuse of number plate software

Todd Niall (Stuff): Aucklanders oppose Wayne Brown’s budget plan to sell all airport shares
Justin Hu (1News): Only 1 in 4 Aucklanders back Wayne Brown’s sweeping cuts
RNZ: Auckland Council airport shares still on chopping block to fill $295m budget hole
Steven Walton (Press): More changes to the board of Christchurch City Council’s investment company
Doug Sail (Timaru Herald): Community to feel Waimate District Council’s rejection of Better Off funding package
Max Frethey (Local Democracy Reporting): Nelson loses $15 million of government funding after changes to Three Waters

Erin Gourley (Stuff): 30kph to become the default speed limit on Wellington streets
Phil Pennington (RNZ): FENZ promises more work on local planning this year
Lauren Crimp (RNZ): Cyclone costs add to potential Napier rates rise of almost 12 percent
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Crown successful in appealing 501 deportee’s case against returning prisoner legislation
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): New iwi-led plan sparked by Oranga Tamariki baby uplift should see fewer children in care
RNZ: Iwi partnership aims to reduce cases of children being put in care
Seni Iasona (Newshub): ACT’s Brooke van Velden calls for instant penalty tickets for young criminals