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Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people”

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people”

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people” Disabilities Commissioner Paula Tesoriero is strongly opposed to the End of Life Choice bill, being considered by parliament. The Justice Select committee is part way through a nationwide tour,  hearing 3,500 submissions on the bill in person, out of a […]

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Turkey: Released Amnesty Chair hopes justice will prevail for all victims of politically motivated prosecutions

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Released Amnesty Chair hopes justice will prevail for all victims of politically motivated prosecutions

Source: Amnesty International NZ Taner Kılıç, the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, who was released yesterday after more than fourteen months behind bars, has thanked his supporters and said he hopes the campaign for his release helps to highlight the situation facing other victims of politically motivated prosecutions in Turkey. Taner, whose trial will […]

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Spinoff TV Memorial Bill deserves broad support

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Spinoff TV Memorial Bill deserves broad support

Source: Taxpayers Union 16 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has endorsed Melissa Lee’s Broadcasting Amendment Bill, which would make NZ on Air more transparent about the performance of taxpayer-funded programmes. “This could be called the ‘Spinoff TV Memorial Bill’. The failure of Spinoff TV, which was funded $700,000 and delivered abysmal viewership ratings, […]

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Malaysia: Convictions of two women sentenced to caning for having sexual relations must be quashed

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Malaysia: Convictions of two women sentenced to caning for having sexual relations must be quashed

Source: Amnesty International NZ Responding to the sentencing of two women to six strokes of caning and a fine of RM 3,300 after they were convicted of attempting to have sexual relations in Terengganu state, Gwen Lee, Amnesty International Malaysia’s Interim Executive Director said: “This deeply cruel sentence marks yet another severe setback in Malaysia’s […]

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Turkey: Amnesty Turkey’s Chair released after more than a year behind bars

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Amnesty Turkey’s Chair released after more than a year behind bars

Source: Amnesty International NZ Following the release the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kilic, after more than fourteen months behind bars, Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s new Secretary General said: “We are overjoyed at this news. It has taken us more than a year of campaigning and struggle to get here. Taner has finally […]

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Making connections in Manila

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Immigration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Making connections in Manila

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network members attending the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Manila Hui learnt about the challenges and opportunities of the Philippines – but also forged new connections over waiata and karaoke. The hui brought together 12 members of the Leadership Network for a week of leadership development; briefings about the economic, […]

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Absurd collection rate for Winter Energy Payment rorts taxpayers

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Absurd collection rate for Winter Energy Payment rorts taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union 16 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New figures show that the Government’s so-called Winter Energy Payment is welfare for the rich, and a massive waste of taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “It’s true that there are New Zealanders struggling to pay their energy bills. But surely […]

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Artist inspired by Japanese consumer culture

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Immigration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Artist inspired by Japanese consumer culture

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation Ella Knapton says the artists residency she undertook in a small, seaside city in southern Japan not only provided her the opportunity to develop a series of works but also learn about Japanese culture, and make new friends. Ella was supported to take part in the residency by an Asia New Zealand […]

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Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  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  /  Comments Off on Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 15 August 2018 Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand – and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and Accommodation Supplement increases. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that more needs to […]

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Ratepayers left with enormous costs after film museum fiasco

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Ratepayers left with enormous costs after film museum fiasco

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wellington ratepayers will be footing the bill for up to $3 million every year in lost rent as the Council loses the key tenant in its planned convention centre, warns the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Wellington City Council’s starry-eyed desire to enter a […]

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Select committee urged to stop the spread of ISDS under CPTPP

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Select committee urged to stop the spread of ISDS under CPTPP

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Select committee urged to stop the spread of ISDS under CPTPP “A range of labour, health and environmental organisations are calling for a clause to be inserted into the CPTPP Amendment Bill that would prevent future governments from extending investor‑state dispute settlement (ISDS) to countries […]

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Hastings District Councillors must all be skipping breakfast

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Hastings District Councillors must all be skipping breakfast

Source: Taxpayers Union Lower Taxes, Less Waste, More TransparencyChampioning Value For Money From Every Tax DollarThe Taxpayers’ Union is 100 per cent politically independent. We are not affiliated with any political party and will never become a political party.  We work with all parties, MPs or candidates that share our objectives.  We work with any […]

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Smaller Parliament would be a boon for taxpayers

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Smaller Parliament would be a boon for taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union 13 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the ACT Party’s proposal to reduce the size of Parliament from 120 to 100 MPs, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “New Zealand is a small country and its Parliament should reflect that. Having a large Parliament only benefits careerist politicians who land a […]

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Absurd packaging rules show Government is choosing high tax revenue over saving lives

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Absurd packaging rules show Government is choosing high tax revenue over saving lives

Source: Taxpayers Union 10 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes are set to be sold in cigarette-style warning packaging, deterring smokers from switching to less harmful products (that generate less tax revenue for the government). New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The Government is slapping misleading graphic health labels, applicable to traditional […]

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The changing shape of NHS finances

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The changing shape of NHS finances

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The changing shape of NHS finances As austerity and widespread staffing shortages began to bite over the past decade, the finances of NHS providers often took a familiar shape each year – a few providers made a large surplus, a few made a large deficit, […]

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How is the NHS performing? June 2018 quarterly monitoring report

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on How is the NHS performing? June 2018 quarterly monitoring report

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: How is the NHS performing? June 2018 quarterly monitoring report The King’s Fund published its first quarterly monitoring report in April 2011 as part of our work to track, analyse and comment on the changes and challenges the health and care system is facing. This […]

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BreastScreen Aotearoa should go through same objective analysis as National Bowel Screening Programme

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on BreastScreen Aotearoa should go through same objective analysis as National Bowel Screening Programme

Source: Taxpayers Union 8 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the Government’s value for money approach in the decision to roll out the National Bowel Screening Programme, however questions why the Minister is not ensuring similar independent rigorous evaluation has not been applied to the $5 million spent per year on […]

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Why are taxpayers subsidising cruise ship tour operators?

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Why are taxpayers subsidising cruise ship tour operators?

Source: Taxpayers Union 8 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE $3.9 million in taxpayer funding for businesses to invest in electric vehicles is simply corporate welfare, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “It’s normal for companies to invest their own money in electric vehicles for efficiency and positive PR. So why are […]

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Slowdown possibility raises concerns for family incomes

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  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  /  Comments Off on Slowdown possibility raises concerns for family incomes

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government should be turning up welfare and tax credits as the foundation for better family income protection in the likelihood that the country is facing an economic downturn. With New Zealand seemingly at the top of its game […]

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A looming slowdown requires urgent family income protection

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  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  /  Comments Off on A looming slowdown requires urgent family income protection

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government should be turning up welfare and tax credits as the foundation for better family income protection in the likelihood that the country is facing an economic downturn. With New Zealand seemingly at the top of its game […]

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