Sparse interest of ethnic women in politics probed

Sparse interest of ethnic women in politics probed

Venkat Raman While New Zealand’s ethnic women have made their mark in business and various other fields of activity, their participation in politics, especially by women of Indian origin, has been somewhat limited. Associate Professor Rachel Simon-Kumar of University of Auckland and Professor Priya Kurian of Waikato University are jointly conducting a research on the role of ethnic women in…

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Rise in minimum wage will harm all New Zealanders

Rise in minimum wage will harm all New Zealanders

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi The Labour-led coalition government has announced its decision to raise the minimum wage. Once again this appears to be a policy like that of Kiwibuild or the Capital’s Gains Tax (CGT), seems to have been thought on the fly rather than after a thorough analysis. Analysis undertaken by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) concludes…

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