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CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty

By   /  December 10, 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 CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 10 December 2018 The latest Child Poverty Monitor released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner reveals alarming facts about children suffering the impacts of family income inadequacy, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The report found that one in five children under the age of 15 – […]

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Only funny comedians should get funding

By   /  December 7, 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 Only funny comedians should get funding

Source: Taxpayers Union 7 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NZ on Air’s decision to give Guy Williams $524,000 in funding for a new television show highlights the need for more taxpayer accountability, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “Guy Williams isn’t funny. Why are we funding him to create a television […]

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Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides “bold, brave blueprint For radical change”

By   /  December 7, 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 Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides “bold, brave blueprint For radical change”

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the release of the 31 recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent taskforce is a genuine and game changing blueprint to radically change New Zealand education. Professor Peter O’Connor from the University of Auckland, and CPAG spokesperson for Education says the […]

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CPAG welcomes He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

By   /  December 6, 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 CPAG welcomes He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 06 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the newly released He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, and says it a comprehensive and substantive response to the wide ranging submissions, with commendable focus on prevention, and notably on the impacts of […]

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‘Green investment’ fund = more corporate welfare

By   /  December 5, 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 ‘Green investment’ fund = more corporate welfare

Source: Taxpayers Union 5 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government’s new Green Investment Finance Fund is just another example of taxpayer money wastefully being funnelled into private businesses, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In practice, the Green Investment Finance Fund will serve as a pot of corporate welfare, delivering taxpayer-funded […]

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Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change needed

By   /  December 4, 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 Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change needed

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has submitted today recommendations for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. CPAG welcomes the coalition Government’s intention to embed a framework which “will set the direction for how to improve the wellbeing of children […]

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NZMA supports call for safe staffing levels

By   /  December 4, 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 NZMA supports call for safe staffing levels

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZMA supports call for safe staffing levels  The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the call by Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for safe staffing levels for senior doctors and urges the Government to address the workload pressures and burnout for all doctors regardless […]

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Mirror, not inquiry needed for government to understand high fuel prices

By   /  December 3, 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 Mirror, not inquiry needed for government to understand high fuel prices

Source: Taxpayers Union Mirror, not inquiry needed for government to understand high fuel prices3 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If the Government wants to understand the causes of high petrol prices, it should look in the mirror, not fund an expensive inquiry, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The recent spike, and […]

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Outrageous corporate welfare on the West Coast

By   /  November 29, 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 Outrageous corporate welfare on the West Coast

Source: Taxpayers Union 29 NOVEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the latest round of Provincial Growth Fund announcements, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Upgrading digital infrastructure and public trails is one thing, but ploughing millions into luxury spa facilities, mining ventures, and dairy businesses is not the role of government. In fact, these handouts […]

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New report from MSD shows urgent need for Government action on poverty

By   /  November 28, 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 New report from MSD shows urgent need for Government action on poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 28 November 2018 A new report from Growing Up in New Zealand (GUINZ) data published this week by the Ministry of Social Development highlights the critical link between material hardship and emotional and physical health outcomes for children. It also highlights the greater risk mothers have of experiencing mental […]

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Union welcomes closure of post offices

By   /  November 27, 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 Union welcomes closure of post offices

Source: Taxpayers Union Union welcomes closure of post offices27 NOVEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The plan to close New Zealand Post branches has been welcomed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “As a state-owned enterprise, any financial loss at New Zealand Post is a loss for the New Zealand taxpayer. Therefore, it’s […]

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We’re wasting public money by overpaying Treasury analysts

By   /  November 27, 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 We’re wasting public money by overpaying Treasury analysts

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We’re wasting public money by overpaying Treasury analysts OPINION: The Treasury made major changes to its recruitment strategies a few years ago, downplaying the recruitment of economists. With the Treasury running the ruler over current pay demands in the rest of the public sector, have they been […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Union welcomes Bridges tax commitment

By   /  November 26, 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: Union welcomes Bridges tax commitment

Source: Taxpayers Union Union welcomes no new taxes commitment 26 NOVEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is cautiously welcoming Simon Bridges’ “no new taxes” commitment. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says “Simon Bridges’ commitment is welcome, and should be an expected condition for any leadership of the National Party. It is particularly good news that […]

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Hydrogen project needs regulatory stability, not a taxpayer handout

By   /  November 26, 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 Hydrogen project needs regulatory stability, not a taxpayer handout

Source: Taxpayers Union Hydrogen project needs regulatory stability, not a taxpayer handout26 NOVEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government shouldn’t be giving millions in taxpayer funding to a multinational energy company, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “$10 million or $20 million from the Provincial Growth Fund is a lot of money […]

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Vaping crackdown is windfall for big tobacco

By   /  November 23, 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 Vaping crackdown is windfall for big tobacco

Source: Taxpayers Union Vaping crackdown is windfall for big tobacco23 NOVEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Government’s decision to crack down on vaping is great news for big tobacco, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The Associate Minister of Health has been made subservient to the interests of big tobacco.” “We had […]

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New article on child poverty and disability welcomed by CPAG

By   /  November 22, 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 New article on child poverty and disability welcomed by CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 November 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes Breaking the Link Between Disability and Child and Whanau Poverty a new article by Sam Murray of CCS Disability Action highlighting the inequities that exist among whānau with experiences of disability. Building on existing work, including that by CPAG such […]

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Middlemore’s $80m boost: Health Minister awaits business case

By   /  November 22, 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 Middlemore’s $80m boost: Health Minister awaits business case

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Middlemore’s $80m boost: Health Minister awaits business case Middlemore Hospital says it has done well from a government funding boost of $80 million, despite the Counties Manukau District Health Board estimating a year ago it needed more than $1.6 billion to upgrade all its facilities. […]

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Middlemore $80m boost a good start – Gosche

By   /  November 22, 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 Middlemore $80m boost a good start – Gosche

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Middlemore $80m boost a good start – Gosche Middlemore Hospital’s latest cash injection won’t fix all its rotting buildings and it pales into comparison with what other district health boards in Auckland have got. Yesterday the government announced that Counties Manukau DHB would get $80 […]

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New polling: PM’s fuel price finger-pointing has failed

By   /  November 22, 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 New polling: PM’s fuel price finger-pointing has failed

Source: Taxpayers Union New polling: PM’s fuel price finger-pointing has failed22 NOVEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPolling that shows petrol prices now rank as a bigger concern for New Zealanders than poverty or healthcare suggests the policy of increasing fuel tax is political suicide, and the Prime Minister’s crocodile tears about fuel company margins has failed, says […]

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Keep your grubby mitts off our Super!

By   /  November 21, 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 Keep your grubby mitts off our Super!

Source: Taxpayers Union 21 NOVEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe security of New Zealanders’ pensions is at put at risk if Economic Development Minister David Parker opens up the Super Fund to political interference, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “For seventeen years, the Super Fund has been managed independently from the […]

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