Posts Tagged ‘IRD’

Litigation and equal pay – a history of the 1950’s equal pay campaign

Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, August 28th, 2018 - 3 comments

Forward In 2016 I wrote the below dissertation as part of my History Honours degree at Victoria University.  This dissertation explores the 1950s equal pay campaign, and specifically looks at the Jean Parker Case. Jean Parker was a PSA member employed at IRD, who like Kristine Bartlett 60 years later, won a landmark equal pay legal […]

Arses and Elbows

Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, July 1st, 2018 - 50 comments

Deserving workers and undeserving workers in the public service.

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Key’s sloppy trust

Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, May 5th, 2016 - 7 comments

An editorial in The Herald today keeps the pressure on Key. Meanwhile his “lawyer” can’t be happy, and Key hits peak condescension.

The wheels on the bus go round and round

Written By: - Date published: 3:28 pm, May 3rd, 2016 - 18 comments

Key chucks his “lawyer” under a bus – Part 2.

Key chucks his “lawyer” under a bus

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, May 2nd, 2016 - 124 comments

Key has form on lying, you’d hope that his “lawyer” does not.

Tax haven questions for National

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 2nd, 2016 - 36 comments

The weekend saw the pressure stay on National over our tax haven status, and the role Key might have played in protecting it.

NRT: The rich rort us again

Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, May 23rd, 2014 - 28 comments

No Right Turn on paying private schools and childcare as being charitable ‘donations’ and thereby trying to defraud taxpayers.

Scandals

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, March 13th, 2014 - 8 comments

Just a wee list to try and keep track of the current scandals our dear friends in the National party are dealing with.

Brilliant policy

Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, March 2nd, 2013 - 46 comments

I’ve got to stay that I stand in awe of this latest tax policy suggestion from the IRD. Simple, fair, easy to implement, it will be wildly popular. I think the Nats should adopt it at once.

Taxing the super-rich

Written By: - Date published: 10:01 am, June 18th, 2012 - 21 comments

The Nats like bang on about benefit fraud, are they just as keen to go after tax evasion by the super-rich?

Clamping down on trusts

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 pm, June 7th, 2010 - 33 comments

One of the most popular uses of trusts is to hide income for tax avoidance or evasion. So, I was happy to read about the IRD’s success in a recent court case against two surgeons. The court found these two very rich men had used trusts to avoid tax to the tune of $168,000. The case will have big ramifications, potentially shutting down one of the biggest tax rorts in the country.

GST hike = tax cut for rich only

Written By: - Date published: 11:49 pm, March 14th, 2010 - 49 comments

The numbers of National’s tax money go round leaked to the SST. I have worked out who wins and who loses. Key claimed that no-one will be worse off and the bulk will be much better off but 10% are worse off and 80% get next to nothing (without even counting the rent hikes). The elite get $100 in net tax cuts for every $1 the typical Kiwi gets.

Media finally getting it?

Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, April 23rd, 2009 - 18 comments

On the impending job losses at the IRD, TVNZ reporter Catherine Loft ended her report with: “Anyone who once thought that they were safe working for our government really needs to think again”. I wonder how on earth they could have got that idea?

Rodney Hide answers your questions

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, April 28th, 2008 - 26 comments

We’re very pleased to have ACT leader Rodney Hide respond to your questions as part of our Interview the Leaders series. Question to all leaders:  Of which of your achievements in politics are you most proud? Making the IRD legally and culturally more accountable and responsive and getting my Regulatory Responsibility Bill to the Commerce Committee and, I […]

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