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Opinion - Budget 2023 was dressed up as 'no frills'. In some ways that was the case, Shamubeel Eaqub writes.
Analysis - The government's new policies are a good tactical move, but the politics may not land well, writes Shamubeel Eaqub.
Opinion - There is an economic cost to a lockdown - but the prize is bigger than the cost. The prize requires prompt public health action, compliance and fortitude, Shamubeel Eaqub writes.
Opinion - Budget 2020 maintained a careful balance of helping to wean us off an open cheque book, blunt the recession, and lay the building blocks of a recovery, Shamubeel Eaqub writes.
Opinion - The government announced a gargantuan Covid-19 response package. It is huge in scale and entirely suited to the challenge faced by our country, writes Shamubeel Eaqub.
Opinion - A recession caused by the coronavirus would be relatively short-lived for most of us, and the government has the capacity to respond smartly for those hit hard, Shamubeel Eaqub writes.
Analysis - The Covid-19 coronavirus will affect the health of New Zealanders and the economy and the more the government does to protect New Zealanders' health, the larger the cost to the economy…
Opinion - Solutions to the housing crisis will not be immediate, but the government can start helping people by changing rental policy Shamubeel Eaqub writes.
Opinion - It was a chance to turn around 30 years of poor leadership on housing but Budget 2017 delivered more of the same, writes Shamubeel Eaqub.
Opinion - After three decades of dismal leadership on housing, Budget 2017 is an opportunity to start addressing some long accumulated failures, Shamubeel Eaqub writes.
Opinion - Raising the age for superannuation entitlement needs to happen, but the proposed changes are too little, too late, and cynically arranged, writes Shamubeel Eaqub.
Opinion - The Unitary Plan for Auckland's future land use planning is bold, visionary and pragmatic, writes Shamubeel Eaqub.