Tagged: tax

Thoughts on NZ Adopting an Aussie Community Health Programme … and Forthcoming Nutrition Policy Events - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Feb 04, 2014

Professor Tony Blakely and Associate Professor Nick Wilson Late last year Health Minister Tony Ryall visited Victoria, Australia, to examine their “Healthy Together Victoria” programme. This week, the Prime Minister announced that NZ will adopt this programme, and it will … Continue reading → … Read More

Physical activity or nutrition interventions: which can improve population health the most and save the most health dollars? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Nov 19, 2013

Professor Tony Blakely and Associate Professor Nick Wilson We gave a presentation to Members of Parliament last week on taxes and subsidies on food, the pros and cons (slides here). In this blogpost we go into some extra detail on … Continue reading → … Read More

Food taxes and subsidies will probably protect health & reduce inequalities – but the devil is in the detail - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Oct 09, 2013

Professors Tony Blakely, Cliona Ni Mhurchu and Nick Wilson Research teams we lead have published two papers in the last few weeks on food taxes and subsidies – both of which depend on what are called price elasticities.  Timely, in … Continue reading → … Read More

Does change in income and deprivation change your smoking risk? Yes, but in different directions. - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 12, 2013

Professor Tony Blakely Everyone knows that lower socioeconomic groups are more likely to smoke.  But why?  Is it because of things like less education or more deprivation actually causing you to smoke?  Or is it other correlated things like personality?  … Continue reading → … Read More

Why won’t Inland Revenue subsidise my life expenses? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 20, 2012

Here is an interesting research report How Secular Humanists (and Everyone Else) Subsidize Religion in the United States. OK it looks at the United States and the data is not directly relevant here, in new Zealand. But the principles certainly … Continue reading → … Read More

Compulsory payments for advancement of religion — let’s get rid of that. - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 29, 2011

I read  recently how cynically humans use the word “freedom.” (I think it was in Jennifer Michael Hecht‘s Doubt: A History)  How often do you see a fascist or otherwise undemocratic organisation with freedom in its name or slogans? This … Continue reading → … Read More