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Costing advice should be available pre- not post-election

By   /  December 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 Costing advice should be available pre- not post-election

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Costing advice should be available pre- not post-election 15 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Independent policy costings should be made available to political parties prior to elections, and not limited to when negotiations occur to form a Government, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Today’s release of advice and correspondence between political […]

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Families Package signals a sea change for children

By   /  December 14, 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 Families Package signals a sea change for children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Families Package signals a sea change for children 14 December 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s Families Package announced today, which provides a significant boost to income support where it’s desperately needed. “This is a long overdue response to the disastrous child […]

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‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change Tuesday’s climate summit in Paris must boost the financial support going to help poor communities adapt to climate change, said Oxfam. French President Emmanuel Macron, the World Bank, and the United Nations are co-organizing the event, […]

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Tax indexation just as important as welfare increases

By   /  December 11, 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 Tax indexation just as important as welfare increases

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Tax indexation just as important as welfare increases 11 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Judge Andrew Becroft’s comments on TVNZ’s Q&A that child welfare payments should be indexed to inflation apply just as much to tax thresholds says the Taxpayers’ Union. New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Economist, Joe Ascroft, says, “Allowing […]

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Rotorua Councillors left with mud on face

By   /  December 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 Rotorua Councillors left with mud on face

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rotorua Councillors left with mud on face 8 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rotorua’s Mud Festival had combined ticket sales of $117,000, barely covering 8% of the $1.48 million that the event cost to put on, according to preliminary financial figures provided to the Rotorua Lake District Council yesterday. “The […]

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Tertiary Education Commission’s challenges not met by free tertiary policy

By   /  December 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 Tertiary Education Commission’s challenges not met by free tertiary policy

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Tertiary Education Commission’s challenges not met by free tertiary policy Tertiary Education Commission’s challenges not met by free tertiary policy 9 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the release of the Tertiary Education Commission’s briefing to the incoming minister, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, said, […]

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Statement on Otorohanga District Council’s financial performance

By   /  December 7, 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 Otorohanga District Council’s financial performance

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Statement on Otorohanga District Council’s financial performance 7 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In a media release issued on 5 December 2017 the Taxpayers’ Union pointed out that Otorohanga District Council’s personnel costs per ratepayer are much higher than both the national average and the average for similar rural councils. For […]

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New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG

By   /  December 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 New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG 07 December 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the new Child Poverty Monitor 2017 report shows some improvements in rates and number of children in material hardship, but the figures should be viewed with […]

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Auckland DHB’s updated ‘values’ not worth $170,000

By   /  December 6, 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 Auckland DHB’s updated ‘values’ not worth $170,000

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Auckland DHB’s updated ‘values’ not worth $170,000 6 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Auckland DHB’s decision to spend over $170,000 on a new set of ‘values’ is a classic case of bureaucratic self-indulgence, says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union. The Taxpayers’ Union revealed the expense with an […]

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Government just as much to blame for motorists’ pain

By   /  December 6, 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 Government just as much to blame for motorists’ pain

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government just as much to blame for motorists’ pain 6 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the MBIE report released today that investigated surging fuel prices, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Economist, Joe Ascroft, said: “It’s hypocritical for the Government to criticize petrol companies, when it has had just […]

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Rushed tertiary policies don’t deliver for taxpayers

By   /  December 5, 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 Rushed tertiary policies don’t deliver for taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rushed tertiary policies don’t deliver for taxpayers Rushed tertiary policies don’t deliver for taxpayers 5 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Planned increases to student allowances and the implementation of a “fees-free” year of tertiary study are expensive mistakes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economist, Joe Ascroft, […]

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Government ‘crack’ down on dairy robbers ignores Police advice

By   /  December 1, 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 Government ‘crack’ down on dairy robbers ignores Police advice

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government ‘crack’ down on dairy robbers ignores Police advice If the Government was serious about tackling drivers of the spike in dairy robberies, it would listen to Police and put a halt on the tobacco tax excise tax escalator that’s driving thugs to target tobacco retailers. In response to today’s front page […]

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Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

By   /  November 24, 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 Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty 23 November 2017 Reducing child poverty was on top of the agenda for New Zealand’s main political parties going into the 2017 Election. Political leaders shared a vision for improving […]

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Taxpayers’ Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen to chair Tax Working Group

By   /  November 23, 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 Taxpayers’ Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen to chair Tax Working Group

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Taxpayers’ Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen to chair Tax Working Group Taxpayers’ Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen to chair Tax Working Group 23 NOVEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to Sir Michael Cullen’s appointment to the Government’s Tax Working Group, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan […]

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Socialist rhetoric has real cost

By   /  November 22, 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 Socialist rhetoric has real cost

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Socialist rhetoric has real cost The Taxpayers’ Union is saddened that Jacinda Ardern’s comments about capitalisms “blatant failure” have caused international media to suggest that New Zealand has “lost its way” with Forbes now predicting a recession under the new Labour-led government.  Jordan Williams, the Taxpayers’ Union’s Executive Director, […]

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Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

By   /  November 22, 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 Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time? “We woke up to the fact that there’s ocean change just like climate change. We need ocean action like there’s climate action.” These words rang out at international climate talks last week, spoken by […]

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CPAG November Newsletter 2017

By   /  November 17, 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 CPAG November Newsletter 2017

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG November Newsletter 2017 15 November 2017 For a formatted copy, please use this link. Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s November newsletter. In This Issue Briefing paper to the incoming government Beyond Social Investment summit proceedings 2017 Whakataukī and […]

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Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon

By   /  November 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 Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon Grant Robertson’s fiscal plans look to be exposed, with ANZ now forecasting $13 billion more in Government borrowing than was projected by Labour in the lead up to the election, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economic Advisor, Joe Ascroft, […]

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A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

By   /  November 14, 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 A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing 14 November 2017 More than 40,000 children are hospitalised each year with preventable illnesses that can be attributed to poverty and poor living conditions, and vastly improving legislation around the quality and safety […]

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We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

By   /  November 13, 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 We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG 13 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report “Getting it Right” by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) Monitoring Group. The group, convened […]

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