Discussing :: Closing the Gaps with Australia Not Likely with Present Policies

Governments and opposition parties have talked more about ‘closing gaps’ than doing so.The government’s flagship ‘Closing the Gaps’ programme, focused on closing gaps between Maori and non-Maori and put in place after it was elected in 1999, was abandoned within a year.Its focus then shifted to closing the income gaps with the top half of the OECD. However, 10 years later (taking into account forecasts), it will not have moved New Zealand one rung up the ladder.The National Party talks about closing the wage gap with Australia, but it is doubtful whether the policies it has so far put forward would do anything to narrow it.The... read full article


Closing the Gaps with Australia Not Likely with Present Policies

The fact that political parties are mum on this topic have great significance. Or else it probably means that they just can't win the elections based of this issue. lol.


I always thought that NZ and Aus were so very close. If we got any closer the outside world really will think that NZ is a part of Aus haha. (Then again some actually do)


We need more brilliant brands like Swazi. all local workers making quality products. i can think of a few companies i'd gladly trade for more like them.

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