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No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group cautiously welcomes the government’s response to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report.   The Prime Minister has taken Capital Gains Tax off her Government’s policy agenda.  “This provides the opportunity to explore other policies that could better meet the express instructions from the […]

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State of Environment report reveals dairy is NZ’s dirtiest industry

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on State of Environment report reveals dairy is NZ’s dirtiest industry

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The new State of the Environment report paints a “comprehensively damning” picture of the dairy industry. The cornerstone report out today says the industry is not only degrading biodiversity, rivers and lakes, hastening climate change, it also points to our seas as another environmental victim of intensive dairying. “Dairy bosses have […]

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We Axed this Tax!

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on We Axed this Tax!

Source: Taxpayers Union Wow!Louis and I have just returned to the office from the Beehive, where we watched as Jacinda Ardern announced she has completely and totally ruled out a capital gains tax under her leadership.This wasn’t easy for the Prime Minister. She literally told the media she wanted Michael Cullen’s capital gains tax. But […]

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Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Government backdown on CGT

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Government backdown on CGT

Source: Taxpayers Union TAX AXED!17 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Government has listened to the thousands of New Zealanders around the country who told it to Axe this Tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says “Taxpayers across the country will be breathing a massive sigh of relief at this total […]

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The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any unfair CGT, if that is what is announced tomorrow afternoon

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any unfair CGT, if that is what is announced tomorrow afternoon

Source: Taxpayers Union The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any unfair CGT, if that is what is announced tomorrow afternoon 16 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Taxpayers’ Union will fight any capital gains tax announced tomorrow afternoon with all it’s got, says Jordan Williams, the lobby group’s Executive Director. “Yesterday we delivered 4,500 messages from our supporters to the […]

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Taxpayers’ Investigation: Who took down the Tax Justice billboard?

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Investigation: Who took down the Tax Justice billboard?

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Investigation: Who took down the Tax Justice billboard? 10 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is investigating the disappearance of pro-capital gains tax Tax Justice Aotearoa’s billboard on the corner of Taranaki and Ghuznee Streets in Wellington.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Because the pro-CGT campaign is funded by […]

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4,500 messages to ‘Axe this Tax’ to be delivered to Beehive today

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on 4,500 messages to ‘Axe this Tax’ to be delivered to Beehive today

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThis afternoon, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union will deliver to the Beehive the first 4,500 submissions made through the Union’s ‘Axe this Tax’ website. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams will be available on Parliament’s forecourt at 2pm for interview. “The Prime Minister said the Government was holding off on making its […]

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“Biggest conservation effort yet” launches to save world’s oceans

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on “Biggest conservation effort yet” launches to save world’s oceans

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Today, Greenpeace is launching one of its biggest conservation efforts yet, calling for a network of ocean sanctuaries to be created across the globe. The global campaign calls on governments to support a binding Global Ocean Treaty at the UN, which will allow for the creation of ocean sanctuaries in international […]

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Calls for sweeping new climate policy on first oil banniversary

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Calls for sweeping new climate policy on first oil banniversary

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand On the first anniversary of New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed ban on new oil and gas permits, Greenpeace has called for sweeping new climate policy. The environmental organisation has launched a set of policy asks calling on the Government to ban all new oil and gas development, permit extensions and infrastructure; phase […]

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Surging emissions show NZ needs stronger action on climate

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Surging emissions show NZ needs stronger action on climate

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New data released today showing that New Zealand’s emissions have continued to grow rapidly in 2017 have been called “disturbing” by Greenpeace. Executive Director, Russel Norman, says the just-released Greenhouse Gas Inventory is another red flag that action to cut New Zealand’s climate emissions has never been more urgent. The Inventory […]

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West Coast dump disaster prompts calls for new bottle deposit scheme

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on West Coast dump disaster prompts calls for new bottle deposit scheme

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The West Coast dump disaster and newly released information about dozens of landfills nationwide being susceptible to failure from sea level rise has prompted further calls from environment and zero waste advocates for urgent Government action. Greenpeace New Zealand and Kiwi Bottle Drive have teamed up to call on the Government […]

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Cap on interest rates vital to protect vulnerable New Zealanders

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Cap on interest rates vital to protect vulnerable New Zealanders

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 11 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the proposed amendments to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance law do not go nearly far enough to provide vulnerable New Zealanders the protection they desperately need. FinCap, an organisation supporting budgeting and financial capability services in New Zealand, […]

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[Embargoed] New report: Two-thirds of CGT revenue will come from taxing ‘paper gains’

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on [Embargoed] New report: Two-thirds of CGT revenue will come from taxing ‘paper gains’

Source: Taxpayers Union EMBARGOED FOR 6AM 12 APRIL 2019Two thirds of the forecast revenue from the Tax Working Group’s proposed capital gains tax is the created by the proposal’s failure to adjust for inflation, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in its new report, Inflating the Cost of Tax: Why failing to adjust capital gains tax […]

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New report: Two-thirds of CGT revenue will come from taxing ‘paper gains’

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on New report: Two-thirds of CGT revenue will come from taxing ‘paper gains’

Source: Taxpayers Union Two thirds of the forecast revenue from the Tax Working Group’s proposed capital gains tax is the created by the proposal’s failure to adjust for inflation, reveals the Taxpayers’ Union in its new report, Inflating the Cost of Tax: Why failing to adjust capital gains tax for inflation is unfair.Jordan Williams, Executive […]

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OMV’s drill plan reveal on NZ’s oil ban anniversary disgraceful

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on OMV’s drill plan reveal on NZ’s oil ban anniversary disgraceful

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oil giant OMV has today announced plans to drill for oil and gas in the Great South Basin off the Otago coast as soon as this year. This comes on the eve of the first anniversary of Jacinda Ardern’s historic oil and gas exploration ban. The move has been labelled “disgraceful” […]

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Treasury’s well-being card game an embarrassment

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Treasury’s well-being card game an embarrassment

Source: Taxpayers Union 10 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETreasury’s ‘well-being’ focus is leading it to replace economic rigor with buzzword culture, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, as top department officials host a ‘social lab’ centered around a ‘Heartwork Wellbeing Card Game’.Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The purpose of Treasury is to provide the Government with […]

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Broad shift in mindset needed to address deeply-rooted education inequality

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Broad shift in mindset needed to address deeply-rooted education inequality

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 09 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Ministry of Education’s review of Tomorrow’s Schools and submitted yesterday on the report Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini. “We are grateful for the work of the Taskforce in highlighting some of the extent of […]

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The union-backed pro-CGT campaign is fake grassroots

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on The union-backed pro-CGT campaign is fake grassroots

Source: Taxpayers Union 8 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEResponding to the launch of new campaign to promote Michael Cullen’s capital gains tax, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “This campaign is not a grassroots movement – it’s more like astroturf. The campaign group is a union-funded front for New Zealand’s usual left-wing agitators. They are […]

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Ken Shirley joins Taxpayers’ Union board of directors

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Ken Shirley joins Taxpayers’ Union board of directors

Source: Taxpayers Union 5 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFormer Cabinet Minister and Land Transport Forum CEO Ken Shirley has joined the Board of Directors at the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Chairman Barrie Saunders says, “Ken’s background as a Minister, an MP in two political parties, and a chief executive of four different industry sector organisations […]

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Groundbreaking study shows how to protect a third of our oceans by 2030

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Groundbreaking study shows how to protect a third of our oceans by 2030

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A scientific report released today has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans in the next ten years – a target scientists say is crucial in order to safeguard wildlife and mitigate the impacts of climate change. As governments meet at the UN this week to […]

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