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When the state turned away: Sarah’s story

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on When the state turned away: Sarah’s story

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: When the state turned away: Sarah’s story With all the rhetoric around domestic violence and women and children it’s hard to believe that even today when women experience hardship and reach out to the state for support, they are still judged and […]

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NZTU takes full page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on NZTU takes full page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZTU takes full page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers NZTU takes full-page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers 18 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘More spending equals more tax and more debt’ is the key message of full-page pre-election newspaper and online advertising campaign being launched tomorrow […]

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Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty 15 September 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that urgently removing Sections 176, 177, 178 from the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill and extending the In-Work Tax Credit portion of Working for Families […]

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Saudi sheep – we were right all along

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Saudi sheep – we were right all along

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Saudi sheep – we were right all along Saudi sheep – we were right all along. 15 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “It is a sad indictment on the Government, the Office of the Ombudsman, and New Zealand’s public institutions that it has taken more than […]

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Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water The day started early, or late, depending on your perspective. We met the night before in Christchurch. People had travelled from across New Zealand at a moment’s notice – one group had even driven from Dunedin. The […]

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Why won’t Greens front up with numbers?

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Why won’t Greens front up with numbers?

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Why won’t Greens front up with numbers? Why won’t Greens front up with the numbers? 8 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Despite Green Party Leader James Shaw’s assurance that voters would have an opportunity to assess the fiscal impact of the Party’s manifesto, to date the […]

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Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish 06 September 2017 The upcoming election provides an opportunity for all political parties to put the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children at the centre of their education policies, says Child […]

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Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday 4 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Green Party promise to produce a fully costed, independently reviewed alternative budget is pointless unless it is released prior […]

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NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear  

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear  

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear   NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear 31 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Labour to confirm that a Labour-led Government […]

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Parental income test needs urgent attention

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Parental income test needs urgent attention

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Parental income test needs urgent attention 31 August 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds Labour’s latest policy announcement for students as a much needed step in the right direction. CPAG’s 2016 report Laybying our future: The state of student hardship in New Zealand, written by […]

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No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed 30 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Labour’s education spokesperson Chris Hipkins’ comments this morning on Labour’s […]

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Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats 29 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reacting to Labour’s just announced tertiary education policy, Jordan Williams, a spokesperson for the Taxpayers’ Union said: “Not charging […]

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Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up. 28 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ministry of Social Development head Brendan Boyle’s spin that ‘everything is resolved’ in relation to a mistake which saw Winston Peters’ pension overpaid, […]

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Statement on Dave Cull’s false claim about 2014 Ratepayers’ Report “withdrawal”

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Statement on Dave Cull’s false claim about 2014 Ratepayers’ Report “withdrawal”

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Statement on Dave Cull’s false claim about 2014 Ratepayers’ Report “withdrawal” Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull’s claim in an opinion piece distributed to media last week (and published on Stuff.co.nz today), that the 2014 edition of Ratepayers’ Report (local government league tables published […]

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Well done Mr Peters for prompt payment. Any update on that $158,000?

By   /  August 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Well done Mr Peters for prompt payment. Any update on that $158,000?

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Well done Mr Peters for prompt payment. Any update on that $158,000? Well done Mr Peters for prompt payment. Any update on that $158,000? 27 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to tonight’s news of the NZ Superannuation overpayments to Winston Peters, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of […]

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Labour’s income tax pledge welcomed

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Labour’s income tax pledge welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Labour’s income tax pledge welcomed Labour’s income tax pledge welcomed 24 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s ruling out of any increases in the top personal tax rate and says yesterday’s PREFU demonstrates that there is no need for Kiwis […]

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People’s Review report shows urgent policies needed

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on People’s Review report shows urgent policies needed

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: People’s Review report shows urgent policies needed 23 August 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the People’s Review of Renting report released today by ActionStation and Renters United should be considered by Members of Parliament to be further evidence supporting […]

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NZ Police Association urges New Zealanders to wake up to our country’s gun problem

By   /  August 23, 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 NZ Police Association urges New Zealanders to wake up to our country’s gun problem

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police Association – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ Police Association urges New Zealanders to wake up to our country’s gun problem NZPA | Wed August 23rd, 2017 The Police Association is calling on New Zealanders and their politicians to wake up to the consequences of the proliferation of illegal firearms […]

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Invite: Housing Election Forum

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Invite: Housing Election Forum

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Invite: Housing Election Forum 22 August 2017 Every Child Counts and the Child Poverty Action Group invite you to attend our Housing Election Forum where, together with other organisations, we will jointly call for urgent action on housing to recognise every child’s […]

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Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s #1 priority

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s #1 priority

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s #1 priority 22 August 2017 Former Prime Minister Sir John Key, said as he was knighted for service to New Zealand, that the only regret he had from his ten years in office was not eliminating […]

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