Earlier this year, Revenue Minister Judith Collins announced a planned crackdown on tax-dodging by multinational corporations. Under the plan, various loopholes are to be closed, in order to make it harder for untaxed money to be moved outside of New Zealand. However, there are plenty of other ways for people to reduce their tax bill, such as negative gearing, which went unmentioned by Minister Collins. To gain a greater understanding of what negative gearing is, producer Ben spoke to Deborah Russel, a senior lecturer on taxation for Massey University and electoral candidate for the Labour party.
AUT Pacific Media Centre Director David Robie as well as AUT PhD student Stephanie Sageo-Tupungu and her husband Kenneth speak to Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson about the Papua New Guinea elections, Stephanie's research, and the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day event.
Representatives from the group opposing housing development on sacred land Ihumatao are off to a United Nations summit in New York. Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) - the group behind the current occupation of the land - are sending two members to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues next week. Pania Newton and Delwyn Roberts will attend, and have applied o speak at the event. 95bFM reporter Mack Smith spoke to Newton about the issue.
This week, producer Ben Goldson speaks to representatives of the People's Review of Mental Health and we chat to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the PACER Plus agreement, the pay equity bill, and spy agency Five Eyes meeting in New Zealand this week. We have AUT Pacific Media Centre Director David Robie as well as AUT PhD student Stephanie Sageo-Tupungu and her husband Kenneth for regular Pacific news segment Southern Cross. We have bFM reporter Mack Smith speaks to SOUL spokesperson Pania Newton about Ihumatao and the upcoming UN summit, producer Ben Goldson speaks to taxation expert and Labour party candidate Deborah Russell and Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to Windham-Campbell prize winning writer Ashleigh Young ahead of next month's Ockham book awards about her essay collection, Can You Tolerate This?