Economic equality

Report

Spotlight on poverty

This paper explores the nature of poverty, how it is measured, why it matters, and what can be done to reduce it – ensuring a fairer future for all New Zealanders.
Strategy

NACBO (National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations) research plan

The National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO) have developed this capacity building model. The model reflects the policy areas outlined by Australia’s National Disability Strategy 2021-2031,
Report

Study to identify methods to assess equity: report to the President

This report responds to the US Biden-Harris Administration's order 13985, outlining a whole-of-Government mandate to advance equity through a comprehensive approach to Government practices, including: management; policymaking (including through regulation and guidance); procurement, contracting, and budgeting; delivery of benefits and services; and data collection, reporting...
Discussion paper

Regenerative, distributive, resilient Aotearoa

This document lays out BERL’s perspective of the economy and its role in achieving a low-emission, regenerative, distributive and resilient Aotearoa New Zealand. The key premise of this article is that a wider economic model that values people and our planet is valid and necessary...
Report

New Zealand's economic future: COVID-19 as a catalyst for innovation

There is broad consensus that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand should aim to protect its social cohesion and promote our economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. But how can we achieve these goals? A new Koi Tū report, the seventh of The...
Strategy

Whānau first

The Maori Party believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted major racism and inequity that impacts on wellbeing and the ability to feed whānau. If the Maori Party enter a collation government after the 2020 New Zealand general election they state that a variety of...
Conference paper

What does our transport system make us capable of?

This paper is an inquiry into the way that car based transport systems impact human flourishing.
Journal article

High Life Study protocol: a cross-sectional investigation of the influence of apartment building design policy on resident health and well-being

This cross-sectional observational study (2017–2021) aims to generate empirical evidence to guide policy decisions on apartment development and help to create healthy, equitable higher-density communities. Objectives include to benchmark the implementation of health-promoting apartment design requirements and to identify associations between requirements and resident health...
Report

Under pressure: the squeezed middle class

The middle class has shrunk in most OECD countries, says this report, as younger generations face growing economic pressure. While almost 70% of baby boomers were part of middle-income households in their twenties, only 60% of millennials are today.
Article

Red is the new black: Support for and attitudes towards socialism in Australia and the United States

Results of surveying people in the United States and Australia, to understand what we think of socialism.
Policy

Policy initiative: LGBTIQ+ equality

Achieving equality for every person in the LGBTIQ+ community. All Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people have the right to be free from discrimination, have autonomy over their bodies, and access to holistic and comprehensive health services and secure housing. The Greens...
Position paper

Inequality in Australia: an economic, social and political disaster

This paper argues that the global conditions enhance the desirability of policies designed to reduce income and wealth inequality, and a wide range of policy tools should be used to reduce inequality and promote cohesion.
Policy

Policy initiative: Close the gender wage gap

Everyone has the right to equal pay for equal work. Achieving equal opportunity for all genders, while supporting financial and workplace security, must be a priority. The Greens have a 5-point plan to close the Gender Wage Gap in Australia. We will support women’s rights...
Policy

Policy initiative: Equality for women

Despite decades of progress towards equality, many women still experience sexism and discrimination at work, home and in the community. The Greens want all women to be safe, valued and treated as equals in private and public life, regardless of their background, ethnicity, religion, disability...
Report

Skatt: treasure and tax in the Nordic countries

Tax is the price we pay to live in a civilised society. This paper explores the lessons Australia could learn from Nordic countries, such as Norway, in providing leadership for revenue raising options in Australia.
Report

The global gender gap report 2018

This annual report finds that although the global gender gap narrowed slightly in 2018, access to health and education, and political empowerment, suffered reversals. At the current rate of change, the global gender gap will take 108 years to close; economic gender parity remains 202...
Presentation

Development, inequality and demagogy in the 21st Century

This presentation outlines global trends in inequality. Stiglitz argues that the despair and powerlessness resulting from inequality is leveraged by demagogues and the moderate right to further entrench inequality. The presentation argues that inequality has been a choice and not just driven by technology and...
Journal article

A compromised balance? A comparative examination of exceptions to age discrimination law in Australia and the UK

Drawing on case studies of exceptions to age discrimination law in Australia and the UK, this article considers the normative position on age equality law that emerges from these legal boundaries.
Report

Preventing ageing unequally

How will future retirees fare? This report examines the two global megatrends of population ageing and rising inequalities. Key themes for Australia are inequalities in income and health and large regional differences.
Report

The heart of inequality

This report highlights collective work in investigating heart health disparities among disadvantaged individuals and communities and innovative strategies that will reduce key inequalities.