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Bloated consultant spending is National’s legacy

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Bloated consultant spending is National’s legacy

Source: Taxpayers Union 22 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Government’s decision to ditch the cap on public servants due to high spending on consultants, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “The half-billion dollar spend on contractors is the result of National’s superficial approach to limiting bureaucracy. National announced an arbitrary quota and […]

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Saudi Arabia: Women now allowed to drive, but more reforms must follow

By   /  June 22, 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 Saudi Arabia: Women now allowed to drive, but more reforms must follow

Source: Amnesty International NZ Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow women to drive is welcome but must now be followed by more reforms to women’s rights, Amnesty International said today. This weekend (Sunday 24 June) women will be allowed to drive in the country as the controversial driving ban is lifted. However, leading women’s rights activists […]

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Turkey: Court defies logic as Amnesty Turkey Chair kept in jail

By   /  June 22, 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: Court defies logic as Amnesty Turkey Chair kept in jail

Source: Amnesty International NZ In response to the continued detention of human rights defender, Taner Kılıç, after the latest hearing against him, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said: “Today’s heart-breaking decision to keep our colleague in jail is yet another travesty of justice. “After more than a year away from his family, and without a a shred of […]

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A day of universal pride for New Zealanders: Taxpayers’ Union

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on A day of universal pride for New Zealanders: Taxpayers’ Union

Source: Taxpayers Union 21 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the reported delivery of the Prime Minister’s baby girl,  New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “The historic significance of today’s news hardly needs to be said. Let’s just enjoy a moment of pride as the world learns of New Zealand’s purely and genuinely happy […]

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Councils across country must confirm stance on fuel tax

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Councils across country must confirm stance on fuel tax

Source: Taxpayers Union 21 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on every council in New Zealand to confirm where it stands on regional fuel tax, after 14 councils were revealed to be discussing implementing one. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Jordan Williams says, “The Government’s so-called ‘regional’ fuel tax is now out of […]

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Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely, Inflicts Further Harm on Children

By   /  June 21, 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 Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely, Inflicts Further Harm on Children

Source: Amnesty International NZ  President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. This executive order seeks to modify the Flores Agreement, which states that children should not be held in detention for more than 20 days. Denise Bell, refugee and […]

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Taxpayers’ Union launch Winston’s Dowry (policy costing tracker) 💰💰💰

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union launch Winston’s Dowry (policy costing tracker) 💰💰💰

Source: Taxpayers Union With Winston Peters now the Prime Minister, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is launching a new policy cost tracking project – to calculate the cost of Mr Peters and his Party in forming the coalition Government.“Marriage can be expensive, but normally the guests aren’t given a bill at the end of the […]

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Winston is in!

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Winston is in!

Source: Taxpayers Union With Jacinda Ardern now on maternity leave, Winston Peters has finally grasped the wheel of power.However, Mr Peters has had significant control over spending since the Government was formed late last year. Since then, Winston has negotiated for an array of projects, policies, and prizes for him and his NZ First Ministers.This […]

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Over 3000 NZers speak out against US separation of families seeking asylum

By   /  June 20, 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 Over 3000 NZers speak out against US separation of families seeking asylum

Source: Amnesty International NZ In less than a day, more than 3000 New Zealanders have signed a petition urging the US Government to stop forcibly separating parents from their children at the border with Mexico. Amnesty International has said the practice is nothing short of torture.  Thousands are fleeing targeted violence and persecution in Central and South America, crossing the border into the US and exercising […]

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Thailand: Country’s first execution since 2009 a deplorable move

By   /  June 20, 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 Thailand: Country’s first execution since 2009 a deplorable move

Source: Amnesty International NZ Responding to the news that Thailand executed a 26-year-old man for aggravated murder on 18 June, in the country’s first execution since August 2009, Katherine Gerson, Amnesty International’s Thailand Campaigner, said: “This is a deplorable violation of the right to life. Thailand is reneging on its own commitment to move towards the […]

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ACC adds insult to injury in cavalier response to medical advisors

By   /  June 20, 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 ACC adds insult to injury in cavalier response to medical advisors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ACC adds insult to injury in cavalier response to medical advisors “ACC has added insult to injury by planning to cut medical advisory staffing and then responding in a very cavalier way to our members’ quite reasonable requests for improvements to their collective employment agreement,” […]

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New report: Wage data debunks public sector union claims

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on New report: Wage data debunks public sector union claims

Source: Taxpayers Union 20 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Over the last 25 years, public sector incomes have grown much faster than the private sector, while public sector employees also enjoy a higher rate of sick leave costing taxpayers $173 million, according to Public Sector Wage Gap: The taxpayer-funded premium for working for the government, a new report […]

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New report: Public sector wage data undermines public sector union claims

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on New report: Public sector wage data undermines public sector union claims

Source: Taxpayers Union Over the last 25 years, public sector incomes have grown much faster than the private sector, while public sector employees also enjoy a higher rate of sick leave costing taxpayers $173 million, according to Public Sector Wage Gap: The taxpayer-funded premium for working for the government, a new report we’ve released today.If you work […]

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[EMBARGOED] New report: Wage data undermines public sector union claims

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on [EMBARGOED] New report: Wage data undermines public sector union claims

Source: Taxpayers Union EMBARGOED FOR 6AM 20 JUNE 2018 Over the last 25 years, public sector incomes have grown much faster than the private sector, while public sector employees also enjoy a higher rate of sick leave costing taxpayers $173 million, according to Public Sector Wage Gap: The taxpayer-funded premium for working for the government, a new […]

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Do we even need a Chief Technology Officer?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Do we even need a Chief Technology Officer?

Source: Taxpayers Union 19 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Government having to look overseas for its proposed Chief Technology Officer, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says: “The Government hasn’t actually proven the need to fork out $500,000 per year for a chief tech-head. Creating a special position looks like expensive tokenism, when […]

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CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Len Cook

By   /  June 19, 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 CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Len Cook

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 June 2018 We would love for our supporters and members to join us on Wednesday 25 July for: CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (6.30pm) Are you a current member of CPAG and passionate about the well-being of New Zealand children? Would you like to play a bigger part […]

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Putting out the welcome mat for refugees

By   /  June 19, 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 Putting out the welcome mat for refugees

Source: Amnesty International NZ In advance of World Refugee Day on 20 June, Amnesty International laid out welcome mats saying “Refugees Welcome” in Auckland’s Freyberg Square today. They were joined by comedians Guy Williams and Alice Snedden who helped put out the welcome mats. Both comedians asked passers-by to sign the I Welcome Pledge in […]

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Sit down unionists: MBIE, IRD officials already overpaid

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Sit down unionists: MBIE, IRD officials already overpaid

Source: Taxpayers Union 18 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Services Minister Chris Hipkins needs to demonstrate that he is not a pushover for self-serving unionists, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “First it was nurses, and now it’s bureaucrats who have decided the new Government is a soft target […]

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$10 million for a gondola makes a joke of the Provincial Growth Fund

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on $10 million for a gondola makes a joke of the Provincial Growth Fund

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shane Jones’ decision to provide a $10 million loan to build a ‘high-speed gondola’ is absurd pork barrel politics typical of the Provincial Growth Fund, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “If installing a high-speed gondola made good economic sense, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts […]

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Living wage for public servants morally questionable and will increase wage gap

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Living wage for public servants morally questionable and will increase wage gap

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The announcement of a $20.55 minimum wage for core public service employees is an expensive capitulation to the Government’s union backers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The public sector is already paid substantially more than the private sector, an issue […]

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