Cost of living crisis shows it’s time for a Universal Basic Income

Jacinda Ardern defends Budget 2022 cost of living package

The Prime Minister said the package and other measures were about "softening the edges".

Raf Manji is the leader of the Opportunities Party and has a background in governance, finance and social enterprise. OPINION: In Budget 2022, the Government announced it would deliver a one-off cash grant of $350 to 2.1 million New Zealanders, as part of its response to the cost of living crisis.For some reason, this direct cash grant unfairly excludes those receiving the Winter Energy Payment, who are already in the most need of financial support.Whilst the […]

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