Media releases

Embargoed until Tuesday 22nd August: 4am.

Wealthy support taxes on high wealth and a higher tax rate on top incomes: Equality Network

Tax experts and the wealthy themselves are among those supporting the call for a tax on high wealth and for a higher tax rate on top incomes. Read on…


Friday 11 August 2017; Immediate release

Housing in the spotlight

This week the Equality Network focuses on housing. Read on…


Tuesday 8 August 2017; Immediate release

We want the Living Wage too: Cleaners at Parliament speak out

Cleaners at Parliament are slaving away for just $15.75, before tax.  Cleaners like Eseta Ailaoa whose work day starts at 12pm. She cleans for 40 hours a week. It’s hard work – lifting heavy bins and replacing bin liners and scrubbing toilets. Read on…

Tuesday 8 August 2017; Immediate release

One simple change for our poorest children

Maddy*, a beneficiary with a 10-month old child, says she hasn’t heated her cold, damp house all winter – except for the one tiny room where her baby sleeps. Surviving on just $100 a week after paying rent and power, the single mother is trying to find a healthier home with lower rent but says she is stuck trapped in a vicious cycle. Read on…


Tuesday 1 August 2017: Immediate Release

Uniting against inequality: Equality Network’s election statement calls for immediate action on inequality

The Equality Network (EN) today released its election statement announcing key measures to improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders. Read on…