Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 18th, 2017 - 39 comments
The political hills are echoing with the aftermath of Meteri Turei’s confession of lying to WINZ, and Paula Bennett’s conciliatory and very precisely worded claim of not having done so “deliberately”. A good time to revisit the topic of benefit fraud vs white collar crime / tax evasion.
Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, April 11th, 2016 - 289 comments
John Key personally directed the 2011 law change that turned NZ into an attractive tax haven.
It’s part of a complicated context involving his failed plan to turn NZ into a “financial hub”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, April 5th, 2016 - 29 comments
The Panama Papers show that NZ operates a tax haven. Key’s denials don’t hold up, particularly in the light of at least
two three prior warnings that his government has received.
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, February 12th, 2015 - 91 comments
Another big tax evasion scandal with links to NZ. Don’t expect the government to spend any time looking in to this.
Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, October 21st, 2014 - 58 comments
The Government canned a report on the costs of various kinds of economic crime. RNZ obtained a copy under the OIA, and we can see why the Nats would never have wanted it released…
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, February 13th, 2013 - 35 comments
White collar crime – fraud and tax evasion – is in the news again with a new report on the impact. The costs are estimated as several Billion per year. Meanwhile the Nats put all their energy into demonising and chasing $22 Million in welfare fraud.
Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, June 30th, 2012 - 24 comments
Banks engaged in market fixing. What a surprise. No doubt someone will be held to account…