Tackling the issues which shape our future

Other political parties promise the earth, but don't actually provide policies that will deliver the goods. They are afraid of making the hard calls. Over the next few months we will present evidence based ideas to achieve these goals.

Policy to Help Make New Zealand Fair

Government can't make sure everyone succeeds - or even dictate what success is for different people - that much is up to the individual.

What governments can do is make sure everyone has the freedom to choose their own goals, and the opportunity to pursue them. 

Increasingly not everyone in our society has those opportunities.

We believe that government policies should provide: 

  • Opportunities for all to participate fully in society
  • Opportunities for all to participate fully in the economy - whether through starting a business, paid or unpaid work
  • Opportunities for all to enjoy our beautiful nature
  • Opportunities for all to own their own home
  • Opportunities for all to get educated
  • Opportunities for all to lead healthy lives
  • Opportunities for New Zealand to articulate our unique identity

Other political parties promise the earth, but don't actually provide policies that will deliver the goods.

They are afraid of making the hard calls.   

Over the next few months we will present evidence-based policy ideas to achieve these goals.

Opportunities for all

Tax Reform

1. Tax reform policy

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. Immigration and refugee policy

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. Environmental policy

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 policy

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

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Education

5. Education policy and life-long learning

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 policy

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

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families

7. The UBI and Thriving Families policy

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

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