Tax Is Love - A Panel Discussion

15:30 pm
16:30 pm
Pioneer Women’s Hall
Ellen Melville Centre, 1 Freyberg Place

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub inspired a flurry of think-pieces when he declared in a column for Stuff that ‘tax is love’. In this BWB Winter Series event Shamubeel will be joined by Lisa Marriott, Terry Baucher and chair David Hall to debate the nature of tax: is it love or is it theft? Come along, hear the discussion, and make up your own mind.

3.30–4.30 p.m. Sunday 29 July Ellen Melville Hall 1 Freyberg Place, Auckland.
All welcome, no rsvp needed.

This event is part of the BWB Winter Series. BWB acknowledges the support of Creative New Zealand.

Shamubeel Eaqub is a consultant at Sense Partners. His focus is in analytical frameworks to aid economic forecasting, commentary and incisive research into topical areas of economics.

Lisa Marriott is an Associate Professor of Taxation at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Accounting and Commercial Law. Lisa’s research interests include social justice and inequality, and the behavioural impacts of taxation.

Terry Baucher contributes a regular column on current tax issues to and is a frequent commentator on tax matters in the media, including Radio New Zealand and The New Zealand Herald. He is the director of Auckland-based tax consultancy firm Baucher Consulting Limited.

David Hall is a writer, editor and policy researcher based in Auckland. He has written for various publications, including the New Zealand Listener, Pantograph Punch, The Journal for Urgent Writing, and Auckland Art Gallery's Reading Room Journal. He has a D.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford and currently holds the role of Senior Researcher at The Policy Observatory, AUT.