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Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health When former airline pilot Tony Royle came to see me last year to seek reassurance that it was OK to participate in an Ironman event, having stopped all his medications 18 months after suffering a […]

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It’s time for the punitive, stigmatising nature of welfare to change

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on It’s time for the punitive, stigmatising nature of welfare to change

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Privacy Commissioner inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) investigative practices and joins the AAAP’s call for the department to end cruel and invasive practices that can have devastating impacts on children. “In particular, the watchdog approach that […]

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GST changes will actually help many consumers

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on GST changes will actually help many consumers

Source: Taxpayers Union GST changes will help many consumersFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE18 OCTOBER 2018The Government’s decision to use revenue from GST changes to fund cuts to other levies and charges should be applauded, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.   Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says “When changes to the application of GST were announced, the Government claimed […]

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KiwiBuy could provide security to low-income families

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on KiwiBuy could provide security to low-income families

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 October 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that a broad sweep of new housing programmes is required to reduce the reliance on an increasingly unaffordable and unreliable private rental market. The Salvation Army’s new report, Beyond Renting says that changes in the private rental market mean that […]

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Sacking required over Justice Summit cost blowouts

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Sacking required over Justice Summit cost blowouts

Source: Taxpayers Union Sacking required over Justice Summit cost blowoutsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE17 OCTOBER 2018Today’s news that three registration desks at the Government’s Justice Summit cost more than $20,000 should lead to a sacking, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In effect, four minimum wage workers got every workday for a […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Home ownership subsidies should be rejected

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Home ownership subsidies should be rejected

Source: Taxpayers Union Home ownership subsidies should be rejectedFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE17 OCTOBER 2018The Salvation Army’s home ownership subsidy agenda would be a disaster says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says “The Salvation Army is right when they say housing costs are a big issue for thousands of families around the country, […]

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Revealed: the most expensive vehicle in local government

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Revealed: the most expensive vehicle in local government

Source: Taxpayers Union Horizons Regional Council Chairman Bruce Gordon drives a BMW X4, which cost ratepayers $97,000, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.The Union asked every council in the country for expenses associated with their vehicles. The full spreadsheet of expenses is available here.A week ago, we identified the most expensive mayoral vehicle in the country, […]

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World Food Day: Fill tummies, grow minds and have #ZeroHunger in NZ

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on World Food Day: Fill tummies, grow minds and have #ZeroHunger in NZ

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) On World Food Day, let’s really talk about about securing #ZeroHunger schools in New Zealand where every child is nutritiously fed at every school every day, as a right. Today is World Food Day when the United Nations promotes worldwide action for those who suffer from hunger and for […]

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Ngā Tangata Microfinance – Loan shark net tightens, but holes still remain

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Ngā Tangata Microfinance – Loan shark net tightens, but holes still remain

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 15 October 2018 Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the new measures announced by Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi, that will strengthen the net of protection for vulnerable consumers in the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA). The reforms of 2015 and the introduction of a Responsible […]

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Taxpayers’ Union launch report at Parliament with inaugural “Jonesie Waste Awards”

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union launch report at Parliament with inaugural “Jonesie Waste Awards”

Source: Taxpayers Union Today at Parliament the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union presented the inaugural Jonesie Waste Awards, recognising the best of the worst in government waste revealed in the last 12 months.The full details of the 2018 Jonesies are available as a report, which was launched at the awards ceremony, available at www.taxpayers.org.nz/2018_jonesiesThe Jonesies celebrate the best of […]

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Taxpayers’ Union applauds Government for meeting Budget Responsibility Targets

By   /  October 9, 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 applauds Government for meeting Budget Responsibility Targets

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union applauds Government for meeting Budget Responsibility TargetsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE9 OCTOBER 2018Minister of Finance Hon. Grant Robertson and the Government should be congratulated for remaining on track to meet their self-imposed debt targets, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says “It would have been politically convenient for […]

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Media Advisory: Union to launch waste report at Parliament tomorrow

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Media Advisory: Union to launch waste report at Parliament tomorrow

Source: Taxpayers Union Union to launch government waste report at Parliament tomorrow9 OCTOBER 2018The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union will be at Parliament tomorrow for an event to launch a report on government waste identified in the last 12 months in both central and local government.Time: 11:00am, Wednesday 10 October (tomorrow)Location: Legislative Council Chamber, ParliamentThe event will […]

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Government should back National’s call for fuel tax repeal

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Government should back National’s call for fuel tax repeal

Source: Taxpayers Union 8 OCTOBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe best solution to the fuel price crisis is the immediate repeal of national and regional fuel tax hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Economicts Joe Ascroft says “When the Government was legislating for fuel tax hikes, we argued that these taxes punish hard-working families – […]

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Nauru ousting Doctors Without Borders ‘unthinkable’ – Ghahraman

By   /  October 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 Nauru ousting Doctors Without Borders ‘unthinkable’ – Ghahraman

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Nauru ousting Doctors Without Borders ‘unthinkable’ – Ghahraman The government of Nauru has ordered that Médecins Sans Frontières – or Doctors Without Borders – stop working in the country, effective immediately. The charity has been providing medical services to residents, asylum seekers and refugees on […]

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Benefit Sanctions: Help-but-hassle welfare reduces child poverty

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Benefit Sanctions: Help-but-hassle welfare reduces child poverty

Source: Taxpayers Union A new report from the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union shows the success of benefit sanctions, explains why efforts to make life on a benefit easier simply encourage a culture of welfare dependency and fraud, and exposes that more than one third of unemployment and single parent beneficiaries admit to failing on their […]

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About that Winter Energy Payment – Mary Mowbray

By   /  October 8, 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 About that Winter Energy Payment – Mary Mowbray

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Why some struggling families miss out on the Government’s Winter Energy Payment over winter, while many over-65s not in need get it automatically? Mary Mowbray, long-time member of Child Poverty Action Groups Wellington contingent says there is definitely a proportion of those who are “not in need.” This week is […]

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Cross party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill welcomed by children’s advocacy community

By   /  October 8, 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 Cross party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill welcomed by children’s advocacy community

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 October 2018 The cross party support for the Child Poverty Reduction Bill is a significant step forward for children and young people in Aotearoa-New Zealand. “It is a great result to have agreement across the House that more needs to be done to ensure all our families can […]

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Helen Clark is costing taxpayers a fortune

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Helen Clark is costing taxpayers a fortune

Source: Taxpayers Union Helen Clark is costing taxpayers a fortune8 OCTOBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAs if $870,000 from the film commission and NZ on Air wasn’t enough, MFAT is now using taxpayer money to host swanky events promoting My Year With Helen, a documentary about Helen Clark’s failed bid to head the UN. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis […]

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NZ Police Association Annual Conference 2018

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Law and Enforcement, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Police Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZ Police Association Annual Conference 2018

Source: New Zealand Police Association NZPA | Mon October 8th, 2018 The Police Association holds its 83rd annual conference this week, from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 October, at the James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel, Wellington. The theme of this year’s conference is “Weeding out the referendum: Policing with a ‘Yes’ vote.” This is reference […]

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New report: Greens’ proposal to remove benefit sanctions would cost over $1 billion per year

By   /  October 8, 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: Greens’ proposal to remove benefit sanctions would cost over $1 billion per year

Source: Taxpayers Union Correction: A previous version of this email stated ‘Embargoed’ in the subject line. As of this morning, there is no embargo.8 OCTOBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA new report from the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union shows the success of benefit sanctions, explains why efforts to make life on a benefit easier simply encourage a […]

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