Back Benches talks inequality

The Backbencher Pub was packed out for the filming of the Back Benches show last night. Among the issues that the panel of MPs was asked about was inequality. Wallace Chapman introduced the topic by reminding the panel that income inequality has increased faster in NZ than other developed countries. It’s a fast paced programme and the panel of MPs (Rino Tirikatene, Tau Henare, Metirira Turei and Te Ururoa Flavel) got a few seconds to say what they thought about income inequality. Among the things talked about was the importance of creating more jobs, the Living Wage campaign was well supported and  the need to look at ways to control highest pay leves got a mention as well. What salary is too much was the question – is a $1 million the maximum?