Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, September 15th, 2017 - 34 comments
Out west National candidates are that afraid of their Labour conterparts they are refusing to attend public debates.
Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, January 26th, 2017 - 103 comments
Greg Presland has been daft enough put his hand up for Labour candidate in New Lynn. That would be unfortunate for this site. But my advice for Labour and New Lynn is to grab him. Media say that the leading candidates are him and Deborah Russell. Regardless of a her competence, a non-Auckland resident is a big ask in the era of MMP seats.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, November 17th, 2016 - 56 comments
Details of a celebrity debate happening this Friday in Auckland on the benefit of a Universal Transaction Tax or Robin Hood tax. The affirmative side will feature Peter Nielson, Jane Kelsey and Rod Oram and the negative side will include Deborah Russell, Nigel Haworth and Shamubeel Eaqub.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, August 12th, 2016 - 91 comments
Reprinted with permission, by Deborah Russell from Left Side Story: What do New Zealanders actually earn? And why we need to understand these figures.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, May 27th, 2016 - 23 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, April 5th, 2016 - 42 comments
John Key and National are floundering and trying urgently to work out what lines they should use concerning the release of the Panama Papers.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 5th, 2016 - 66 comments
Deborah Russell provides expert analysis and commentary on the treatment of foreign trusts in New Zealand and how there is actually a loophole.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, June 1st, 2015 - 129 comments
The Queens Birthday Honours List has been announced with Peter Talley’s contribution to philanthropy being rewarded with appointment as a Knights Companion.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, May 18th, 2015 - 48 comments
Deborah Russell is a senior lecturer in taxation at Massey University and was Labour’s candidate in Rangitīkei in the 2014 general election. In this post she sets out her preliminary views on National’s new tax.
Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, April 17th, 2015 - 65 comments
A guest post by Deborah Russell responding to Government claims that we already have a capital gains tax on the sale of land.
Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, February 25th, 2014 - 48 comments
In the first of what may be a series of posts by candidates this year Deborah Russell, Labour’s candidate for the seat of Rangitikei, was invited to provide a guest post on her world view and why she is standing for office.