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Posts Tagged ‘white collar crime’

Key changed the law to extend NZ as a tax haven

Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, April 11th, 2016 - 287 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”.

Panama Papers: NZ is a tax haven

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.

UK Labour to crack down on tax cheats

Written By: - Date published: 11:34 am, April 12th, 2015 - 20 comments

UK Labour have promised “all-out war on tax avoidance and evasion”. NZ Labour should follow suit.

Another week another banking scandal

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.

NRT: Our financial laws mean nothing

Written By: - Date published: 4:25 pm, January 20th, 2015 - 20 comments

I/S – “the Financial Markets Authority knew about almost 4,000 crimes and never bothered to prosecute any of them”…

Hypocrisy and the cost of crime

Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, October 21st, 2014 - 57 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…

Tough on tax cheats?

Written By: - Date published: 9:26 am, April 18th, 2013 - 51 comments

This government is tough on welfare cheats and soft on tax cheats, and they shouldn’t bother trying to pretend otherwise.

Economic crime

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, February 13th, 2013 - 34 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.

Tax fraud, benefit fraud, proportional response

Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, October 22nd, 2012 - 38 comments

A Victoria University study shows that tax evasion is costing the country at least 25 times what welfare fraud is costing, while welfare fraud is punished more harshly in court.

Heroes of capitalism

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…

Welfare fraud and reform

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, August 11th, 2011 - 58 comments

National will keep demonising the most vulnerable members of society for electoral gain, while turning a blind eye to much bigger problems.

Crime and punishment

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, August 23rd, 2010 - 24 comments

White collar crime is on the increase in NZ. The government talks tough and postures about crime in its other forms, how will it respond to white collar crime?

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