Archives for June 2021 | Josie Pagani



The Huddle - Cycleway

The planned $785m cycleway across Aucklands harbour bridge was a focus on The Huddle on Newstalk ZB when Josie joined Heather Du Plessis-Allan and Matthew Tukaki.

Also in the gun - National's claim that colonisation was good for Maori.

RNZ Sunday Panel, 6 June 2021

Josie joined Jim Mora on RNZ's Sunday Panel to discuss national's candidate selection, and she described the new $785 million bridge to be built for walkers and cyclists crossing Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.

Her comments, describing the bridge as one of the government's worst decisions, were
a topic of debate in Parliament.

Download the Panel here.

Wages are not high enough

Josie's opinion column in the New Zealand Herald critiqued arguments against Fair Pay Agreements.

The best way to increase wages is to ... increase wages. The price of labour isn't the same as the price of a tomato. If tomatoes cost more, I buy less of them. If wages go up, businesses invest in higher productivity and the economy as a whole earns more. The question is who gets the benefit of those productivity gains. Whatever the merits of Fair Pay Agreements, if you think they are bad because wages will go up, then you have to believe that we are worse off if we are paid more and better off if we are paid less.

A copy of here column is here.

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