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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a critical look at the exclusive-ness of the 'Kiwi bloke', and is now the News Director at 95bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
The Working Tax Group released their final report on Thursday, examining the structure, fairness and balance of New Zealand’s tax system. The report lays out a clear plan for the future of tax reforms, as well as recommendations ensure taxation in Aotearoa is fair and enhances the wellbeing of all New Zealanders. For the next few months, we should expect to see the government commence in discussion and have numerous consultations between each party alike. Louis spoke with Stuart Nash, Minister of Revenue, on the report, as well as the pressing issues facing tax reforms in the country.
Climate change is real, and if we don’t act now then we’re going to be in a lot of trouble. With the earths surface temperature getting hotter, the global sea levels rising, the issue is simply being accelerated day by day. So what are we going to do about it?
The school strike for climate is a movement solely supported by high school students & university students alike, looking to tackle this issue in Aotearoa head on.
Already the group has been campaigning for recognition from the government, with the strikes happening nationwide on the 15th of March. Raven Maeder, one of the organisers of the group, talked to me about how the movement started, and the impact that it is having across the country...
The full show podcast of The Wire for February 21st, 2019. We are joined for conversations with Minister Andrew Little, Ricardo Menéndez March of Auckland Action Against Poverty and Gerry Devlin of The Heart Foundation as well as a slightly janky return of This Day in History.
On Dear Science today we talk about the end of the Opportunity Rover on Mars, push ups and heart disease, and the best order to drink wine and beer together as well as a profile of the element Americium.
On Dear Science today we talk about the end of the Opportunity Rover on Mars, push ups and heart disease, and the best order to drink wine and beer together as well as a profile of the element Americium from the Periodic Table.
Fletcher Tabuteau is with us this week and Lillian Hanly spoke with him about the Digital Services Tax and the possible shift away from the use of 1080.
Finally, Lillian has something special in store for Wednesday listeners over the next month or so, and that is A Seven Part Chat with Rod Oram. This will be explained later in the show but basically there were some articles around the possibility of another global financial crisis and Lillian wanted to know more about that, and whether we should be keeping money out of the bank...
Heaps of great interaction from listeners today too with lots of good points about alcohol poisoning and tax and fairness.
Governments all over the world are paying more and more attention to the financial activities of digital giants such as Google, Facebook and Uber. And New Zealand isn’t being left out of the picture - our government has just announced plans to impose a new digital services tax on multinational corporations operating in New Zealand. Finance Minister Grant Robertson sez highly digitalised companies currently earn a significant income from New Zealand consumers without being liable for income tax. He adds the current tax rules also provide a competitive advantage to foreign companies in the digital services field compared to local companies offering similar online services. So will this proposed digital tax affect the operating activities of these online global giants in New Zealand? Olivia Holdsworth spoke to economic and political journalist Rod Oram about the new tax. Olivia also asked him about his thoughts on the upcoming tax working group report and specifically the capital gains tax which would see profits from the sale of assets and investments such as rental properties and shares being taxed at people's marginal income tax rate. Olivia began by asking how the digital services tax will affect multinational corporations.