Topic: Native Affairs

Native Affairs - A Racist Tax?

By Iulia Leilua
  • Auckland

“Racist” is how one academic describes the government's plans to tax tobacco an extra 10% every year, for the next four years. Dr Marewa Glover says despite a decade of tax hikes, there has been no significant drop in Māori smoking rates.  So, the new tax regime will be an unfair burden for Māori smokers.

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