Cullen pours cold water on compulsory savings idea

Finance minister Michael Cullen has – again – poured cold water on the idea of compulsory savings. Continue reading Cullen pours cold water on compulsory savings idea

Will Kiwisaver offer a sustainable choice?

The Green Party is calling on Finance Minister Michael Cullen, and the six Kiwisaver default providers, to ensure that New Zealand workers who sign up to Kiwisaver are offered the choice of a socially and environmentally sustainable investment option. Continue reading Will Kiwisaver offer a sustainable choice?

The long term economic and social challenge

There are significant economic events on the horizon affecting the business sector generally and I would like to outline the government’s approach to them. Continue reading The long term economic and social challenge

Savings, KiwiSaver, Tax Changes and Superannuation

Over the past 30 years, New Zealand has twice tried to implement a compulsory superannuation scheme – on both occasions, the schemes crashed and burned in a spectacular way. Continue reading Savings, KiwiSaver, Tax Changes and Superannuation