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Budget 2021: About our authors

Meet our team of experts providing this year's critical Budget commentary

Our leaders in tax, economics, housing, health and climate have provided their insights on the key focus areas of this year’s Budget announcements.

Find out more about the authors below, and get in touch if you'd like to discuss their commentary.

Is it a good time to be young?

Of course it is – with Budget 2021 looking to reinforce that point

Read Thomas' article here

Budget 2021 keeps the unpleasant tax surprises to a minimum

How does tax feature in the 2021 Budget?

Read Robyn's article on tax here

Housing remains hot in the headlines

How is the Government looking to take the heat out of housing and secure homes for New Zealanders?

Read Robyn's article on housing here

Health 'shake-up' necessary to 'shape-up'

Significant health system reforms have the potential to improve healthcare access for all New Zealanders – and budget delivers key signals

Read Thorsten's article here

The cost of climate change

How will climate initiatives shape the economy and our future

Read David's article here

The rising divide

The growing wealth divide in New Zealand post COVID-19

Read Zoe's article here

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