7 Aug 2011

'Tax the rich' call by Mana

5:29 am on 7 August 2011

The Mana Party has outlined its draft policies, including higher taxes on fast-food chains and the rich.

Co-vice-president John Minto says the tax system is heavily skewed towards making a small number of people extremely wealthy.

The party also wants to make Maori language learning compulsory in schools.

The party wants to abolish GST and offer a much broader capital gains tax than Labour, which wants a flat 15% tax.

It will also push for the establishment of a Treaty of Waitangi Commission, independent from the Crown, to oversee recommendations made by the Waitangi Tribunal.