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Last chance for Lawrence Yule to release expenses

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Last chance for Lawrence Yule to release expenses

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Last chance for Lawrence Yule to release expenses 23 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Party Tukituki Candidate and former Hastings Mayor, Lawrence Yule, is the only mayor in New Zealand whose travel, entertainment, and slush fund is kept secret from New Zealand ratepayers as head of ratepayer-funded lobby […]

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Bridges’ handout sees taxpayers fork out $600 each for tourists to run a race

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bridges’ handout sees taxpayers fork out $600 each for tourists to run a race

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Bridges’ handout sees taxpayers fork out $600 each for tourists to run a race 23 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESimon Bridges has announced a second $300,000 non-refundable taxpayer grant to the Tarawera ultramarathon, apparently to attract only 500 international visitors in what must be one of the most […]

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Displaced Labour interns welcome at the Taxpayers’ Union

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Displaced Labour interns welcome at the Taxpayers’ Union

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Displaced Labour interns welcome at the Taxpayers’ Union 22 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEUnlike the Labour Party, the Taxpayers’ Union pays its student interns and pay at least the “living wage”. Its Wellington office has space for at least two more international research interns in the lead […]

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Police Association launches 2017 election year policy document: Towards a Safer New Zealand

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Police Association, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Unions  /  Comments Off on Police Association launches 2017 election year policy document: Towards a Safer New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police Association – Release/Statement Headline: Police Association launches 2017 election year policy document: Towards a Safer New Zealand NZPA | Thu June 22nd, 2017 The proliferation of illegal firearms in New Zealand has provided a sobering backdrop for today’s launch of the Police Association’s 2017 election year policy document. […]

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That’s taxpayer money, not your hush money

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on That’s taxpayer money, not your hush money

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: That’s taxpayer money, not your hush money 20 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Auditor General’s office to investigate today’s revelations regarding the use of former Prime Minister John Key’s taxpayer funded ‘leaders budget’ to, allegedly, cover-up allegations of wrongdoing by National […]

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Joyce/Collins overrule IRD mandarins: Good.

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Joyce/Collins overrule IRD mandarins: Good.

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Joyce/Collins overrule IRD mandarins: Good. 19 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIRD officials’ preference for requiring every working New Zealander to file annual tax returns appears to have been squashed by Finance Minister, Steven Joyce, and Revenue Minister, Judith Collins. Responding to this afternoon’s announcement by the Ministers, Executive Director […]

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Equal pay for mental health workers

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Green Party, Mental Health, Opposition News, Politics, Unions, Women  /  Comments Off on Equal pay for mental health workers

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Equal pay for mental health workers Today, mental health workers are filing an equal pay claim through their unions. Mental health support workers do important and difficult work in our communities. But because the workforce is largely female, they are not paid enough. It’s wrong […]

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Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy?

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy?

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy? Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand showing our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are proof that the economy is not working as it needs to nor is it performing […]

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Police Association astounded at Government rejection of firearms controls

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Police Association, Press Release, Security, Unions  /  Comments Off on Police Association astounded at Government rejection of firearms controls

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police Association – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Police Association astounded at Government rejection of firearms controls NZPA | Wed June 14th, 2017 The New Zealand Police Association says the Minister of Police has today ignored the risk of increased firearms threats to the public, and made the jobs of front […]

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Timaru let down by National’s tertiary education approach

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Education, Employment, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Timaru let down by National’s tertiary education approach

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Timaru let down by National’s tertiary education approach The decision to cut five courses at the Ara Institute of Canterbury is symptomatic of an approach to tertiary education that is failing local communities, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. Management’s decision to cut five level […]

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Chatham Islands treaty settlement travel costs skyrocket

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Chatham Islands treaty settlement travel costs skyrocket

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Chatham Islands treaty settlement travel costs skyrocket 13 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is questioning the efficiency of the Office of Treaty Settlements’ travel arrangements, after just nine officials racked up a $57k travel bill to the Chatham Islands alone, in only 18 months.  Executive Director of the […]

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Labour’s immigration policy needs to backed by promise to fund public tertiary institutions properly

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities  /  Comments Off on Labour’s immigration policy needs to backed by promise to fund public tertiary institutions properly

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s immigration policy needs to backed by promise to fund public tertiary institutions properly Today the Labour Party announced a new immigration policy, including proposals to stop issuing student visas to people wanting to study certain courses and to restrict the availability of post-study work […]

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Tobacco lobby-group breaking the law in claiming charitable status

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tobacco lobby-group breaking the law in claiming charitable status

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Tobacco lobby-group breaking the law in claiming charitable status 13 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is concerned that despite the recent appointment of Former Prime Minister Helen Clark as patron of ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) New Zealand, the organisation appears to be breaking the law in […]

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Tax threshold changes reduce lifetime tax by $80k / 10 months

Published By   /  June 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tax threshold changes reduce lifetime tax by $80k / 10 months

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: EMBARGED: Tax threshold changes reduce lifetime tax by $80k / 10 months Tax threshold changes reduce lifetime tax by $80k /10 months The tax threshold changes in last month’s budget will see the largest relative tax savings go to those who already shoulder the smallest relative […]

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Revealed: MFAT giving taxpayer money to North Korea 🚀

Published By   /  June 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Revealed: MFAT giving taxpayer money to North Korea 🚀

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Revealed: MFAT giving taxpayer money to North Korea 🚀 REVEALED: MFAT GIVING TAXPAYER MONEY TO NORTH KOREA 11 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that under the current Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade has given $215,000 to North Korean aid projects, despite […]

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National Party candidate’s position on supermarket bag tax needs clarifying

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Party candidate’s position on supermarket bag tax needs clarifying

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: National Party candidate’s position on supermarket bag tax needs clarifying 9 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHastings Mayor and National Party candidate, Lawrence Yule, needs to clarify whether he supports the Green Party’s policy to implement a supermarket bag tax, after he was quoted in a press release […]

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So-called Budget mental health funding boost is a cut in real terms

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on So-called Budget mental health funding boost is a cut in real terms

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: So-called Budget mental health funding boost is a cut in real terms The Government’s big Budget promises of additional mental health funding are nothing more than a cruel deception on people already struggling to get the help they need, says the Council of […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Corporate welfare goes global with Samoan chocolate handout

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Corporate welfare goes global with Samoan chocolate handout

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: Corporate welfare goes global with Samoan chocolate handout CORPORATE WELFARE GOES GLOBAL WITH SAMOAN CHOCOLATE HANDOUT 2 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government is now attempting to pick winners abroad with the Prime Minister announcing today that the cocoa industry in Samoa are set to […]

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Students to march for an end to violence and discrimination this Youth Week 2017 – Shakti Youth

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Students to march for an end to violence and discrimination this Youth Week 2017 – Shakti Youth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Unions Activists and Left Political Parties Headline: Students to march for an end to violence and discrimination this Youth Week 2017 – Shakti Youth As part of Youth Week 2017, young people, many from migrant and refugee backgrounds, are coming together to demand their voices be counted. Shakti Youth […]

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Mid Northern Rodeo animal handler guilty of animal cruelty – SAFE

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Mid Northern Rodeo animal handler guilty of animal cruelty – SAFE

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Unions Activists and Left Political Parties Headline: Mid Northern Rodeo animal handler guilty of animal cruelty – SAFE SAFE welcomes the news that an animal handler at the Mid Northern Rodeo has been formally warned for cruelty by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) but says it is not […]

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