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TOP’S POLICY PRIORITIES

Tax Reform

1. Tax Reform

TOP intends to slash the tax rates on salaries and wages, and ask the owners of assets to pay more. The result is a fairer tax system.

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Immigration

2. Smarter Immigration

The TOP test for migrants is: if you can improve our standard of living we welcome you. If not, thanks but no thanks.

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Environment

3. Our Environment

We should leave the environment for our descendants in no worse shape than we inherited it – and preferably in better shape.

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Constitution

4. Democracy Reset

The strength of our democracy is eroding, we need to restore full public participation.

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Education

5. Education for Life

We need to prepare our children for the 21st Century, but we still have a 20th Century education system.

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Climate Change

6. Climate Change Action

If we are smart, we can implement a climate change action policy in a way that makes us better off.

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families

7. Thriving Families and UBI

We'll invest in the next generation and get the richest ¼ of elderly to pay for it.

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Constitution

8. Cannabis Reform

We want to legalise and regulate cannabis to reduce the harm it causes

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water

9. Clear Water Action

Polluters and commercial water users should pay, so that the rest of us can play in our fresh water.

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Alcohol

10. Alcohol Reform

Reducing overall harm caused by alcohol to both individuals and society

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Youth Unconditional Basic Income

11. Youth to Adult UBI

People starting out in adult life need support to help them reach their potential.

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How Does the Youth UBI Affect Other Benefits?

How Does the Youth UBI Affect Other Benefits?

Our current welfare system is confusing. So we aren’t surprised that people are confused about what would change under a Youth UBI. The good news is that things will get a lot simpler, and nobody will be worse off. Let’s look at the impacts on students, the unemployed, solo parents...

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How a UBI Would Help Those That Are Being Left Behind

How a UBI Would Help Those That Are Being Left Behind

How a UBI Would Help Those That Are Being Left Behind One advantage of an Unconditional Basic Income is that everyone gets it, no questions asked, so nobody falls through the cracks. That seems to be what is happening to a large group of Aotearoa New Zealand’s young people right...

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What is the UBI, why do we want it?

1. The intellectual heritage of capitalist democracies’ protection of dignity, well-being, and self esteem  The concept of an unconditional basic income (UBI) is not new, it has been around for centuries. It has been advocated by Nobel Laureate, Chicago School economist Professor Milton Friedman from the right of the economic spectrum, as well as fellow Nobel winner and liberal economist Professor James Tobin and Professor JK Galbraith from the political left. [1],[2]It’s been this cross-spectrum support for the UBI that has ensured its longevity in the debates around equity, justice and freedom.

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Greens Benefit Policy – the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Greens Benefit Policy – the Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Greens new “Mending the Safety Net” policy has lots of good news for the poorest members of our society. However, much of the package is the stale stuff we heard from Labour. It’s hardly “fresh thinking”, and could end up harming the very people they are trying to help. ...

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