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Mind the gap - Combating inequality in New Zealand

Metiria Turei MP
Metiria Turei MP
metiria [dot] turei [at] parliament [dot] govt [dot] nz (Email)

In 2010, the Green Party released Mind the Gap - the third installment of the Green New Deal - 'shovel-ready' initiatives that the Government could take to combat the biggest economic, environmental, and social problems facing Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Mind the Gap package contains ten solutions for the government to implement to combat growing inequality in New Zealand.

Fair Tax

  • Solution 1: A tax-free $10,000
  • Solution 2: A comprehensive capital gains tax (except on family homes)
  • Solution 3: Raise the minimum wage

Addressing Energy Poverty

  • Solution 4: Progressive electricity prices

Income Support


  • Solution 8: 6,000 new state houses in the next three years
  • Solution 9: Investment in community housing
  • Solution 10: Secure long-term rental tenure

Read more about the Mind the Gap package.

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