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Auditor-General right to investigate Maggie Barry

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Auditor-General right to investigate Maggie Barry

Source: Taxpayers Union Auditor-General right to investigate Maggie Barry allegationsFEBRUARY 21 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the investigation into allegations that Maggie Barry used Parliamentary funding for political party purposes. “There is a clear line between the work of Parliamentary staff and those that hold private allegiance to political parties,” says Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan […]

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Laws Designed to Silence

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Amnesty International NZ, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Laws Designed to Silence

Source: Amnesty International NZ Governments across the world are increasingly attacking non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by creating laws that subject them and their staff to surveillance, nightmarish bureaucratic hurdles and the ever-present threat of imprisonment, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. Laws Designed to Silence: The Global Crackdown on Civil Society Organizations reveals […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Capital gains tax proposal one of the most aggressive and unfair in the world

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Capital gains tax proposal one of the most aggressive and unfair in the world

Source: Taxpayers Union Capital gains tax proposal one of the most aggressive and unfair in the worldFEBRUARY 21 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Tax Working Group’s decision to propose one of the most aggressive and unfair capital gains taxes in the world should see the whole policy scrapped, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan […]

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Taxpayers’ Union welcomes ACT’s decision to question Commissioner on IRD funding

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union welcomes ACT’s decision to question Commissioner on IRD funding

Source: Taxpayers Union FEBRUARY 20 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMore parliamentarians should join David Seymour in calling for answers on IRD’s decision to fund pro-tax articles on The Spinoff, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “IRD made a serious error of judgment in choosing to fund pro-tax articles on the Spinoff. […]

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Thames-Coromandel District Council congratulated for stance on climate change declaration

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Thames-Coromandel District Council congratulated for stance on climate change declaration

Source: Taxpayers Union FEBRUARY 20 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEResponding to Thames-Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie’s comments on the Local Government Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration, Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman Garrick Wright-McNaughton says:“It is a breath of fresh air to see a Mayor take the common sense approach to put ratepayers first. Instead of signing away the Council’s future autonomy, […]

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Revealed: 1,243 more secret grants from Palmerston North City Council

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Revealed: 1,243 more secret grants from Palmerston North City Council

Source: Taxpayers Union FEBRUARY 19 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that in addition to the $391,000 amount paid to Toyota NZ in a previously secret deal, 1,243 other grant payments have been made since 2015.Taxpayers’ Union researcher Patrick Corish says, “After we revealed the secret Toyota deal, we asked to see […]

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Children’s voices denied in Select Committee debacle

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Children’s voices denied in Select Committee debacle

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 20 February 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) believes that National’s attempt to thwart Finance and Expenditure Select Committee submission hearings on the Budget Policy Statement last week has serious implications for the democratic process. “On this particular occasion, representation for children, people affected by disability, and those facing […]

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19 capital gains tax details to look out for on Thursday

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on 19 capital gains tax details to look out for on Thursday

Source: Taxpayers Union FEBRUARY 19 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Taxpayers’ Union has listed the top 19 details Kiwis will be looking out for on Thursday in the Tax Working Group’s capital gains tax proposal. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says “In our recent report, Five Rules for a Fair Capital Gains Tax, we outlined criteria to assess […]

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Nineteen CGT details to look out for

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Nineteen CGT details to look out for

Source: Taxpayers Union The Taxpayers’ Union has listed the top 19 details Kiwis will be looking out for on Thursday in the Tax Working Group’s capital gains tax proposal. In our recent report, Five Rules for a Fair Capital Gains Tax, we outlined criteria to assess whether a capital gains tax is ‘fair’. Capital gains taxes […]

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Students Get Green Light For Dangerous Drug Use

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Students Get Green Light For Dangerous Drug Use

Source: Family First Media Release 19 February 2019Family First NZ says that allowing drug use and drug testing at university orientation weeks is flawed and dangerous, and is being used by drug-friendly groups and a government apparently soft-on-drugs as a wedge for the normalisation of drug use. “The Otago Student’s University Association is confused when […]

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DHBs accuse junior doctors union of misleading claims

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on DHBs accuse junior doctors union of misleading claims

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: DHBs accuse junior doctors union of misleading claims District health boards are accusing the junior doctors’ union of making misleading and or deceptive statements in their deepening pay row. The doctors are taking ongoing strike action at public hospitals in a bitter row over proposed […]

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Tax on internet giants must be revenue neutral

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Tax on internet giants must be revenue neutral

Source: Taxpayers Union Tax on internet giants must be revenue neutralFEBRUARY 18 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEResponding to the Government’s stated intention to introduce a new tax on foreign internet companies, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Taxing foreign corporates will be popular with the public, but it’s also hugely convenient for the politicians, who will […]

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Plunket partners with Watercare

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Plunket partners with Watercare

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Plunket New Zealand has partnered with Watercare in Auckland and Wellington Water to help families and whānau understand how they can protect their health and the local environment by being mindful of what they pour down the sink and flush down the toilet. Plunket’s Northern Region Operations Manager Sam Ferreira […]

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Trapping predators is not “Provincial Growth”

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Trapping predators is not “Provincial Growth”

Source: Taxpayers Union Trapping predators is not “Provincial Growth”FEBRUARY 18 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEResponding to the announcement of $19.5 million in Provincial Growth Funding for predator control, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Regardless of its merits, conservation spending is not a ‘Provincial Growth’ initiative. Shane Jones seems to have completely run out of ideas […]

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Taxpayers look to Winston Peters to balance James Shaw’s extreme views

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers look to Winston Peters to balance James Shaw’s extreme views

Source: Taxpayers Union FEBRUARY 15 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Winston Peters to take a critical view of the Tax Working Group’s proposals, as the Green Party doubles down on its capital-gains-tax-at-any-cost stance. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The more that James Shaw bangs the capital gains tax drum, the […]

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Time for Government to abandon Kiwibuild

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Time for Government to abandon Kiwibuild

Source: Taxpayers Union FEBRUARY 15 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Reserve Bank’s analysis that Kiwibuild is crowding out private building, along with reports of minimal interest from buyers, shows yet again why Kiwibuild should be abandoned, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The Reserve Bank’s boffins say that for every ten Kiwibuild […]

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Australia: Medivac Bill a welcome step towards humanity for refugees

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Amnesty International NZ, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Australia: Medivac Bill a welcome step towards humanity for refugees

Source: Amnesty International NZ In response to the Medivac Bill passing the senate and the Prime Minister’s announcement that Christmas Island will be reopening Amnesty International Australia Refugee Coordinator Graham Thom said: “The passing of the Medivac Bill is a welcome step towards humanity for the refugees on Manus and Nauru. It is reassuring that […]

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Plunket re-opens Manurewa centre – Poutokomanawa

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Plunket re-opens Manurewa centre – Poutokomanawa

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society After a significant make-over, Plunket’s Manurewa Family Centre re-opens today to provide a welcoming, warm space for local families and whānau. Renamed Poutokomanawa, the centre aims to provide a safe place where whānau can relax and meet other parents, attend Plunket clinics and ask questions about the health or wellbeing […]

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Greens must retain budget rules, for taxpayers’ sake

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Greens must retain budget rules, for taxpayers’ sake

Source: Taxpayers Union Greens must retain budget rules, for taxpayers’ sakeFEBRUARY 14 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Green Party’s reconsideration of the Government’s Budget Responsibility Rules should concern taxpayers, says The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Labour will be looking for any excuse to scrap the budget rules without taking the blame – […]

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NZ Mental Health Will Worsen If Dope Legalised

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on NZ Mental Health Will Worsen If Dope Legalised

Source: Family First Media Release 14 February 2019 Family First NZ says that the latest study on the effects of marijuana prove that New Zealand would be foolish to legalise marijuana in any way, and that the illegality of the drug and other drugs is vital as we fight the devastation its use causes on both […]

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