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Barrie Saunders appointed to Taxpayers’ Union Board

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Barrie Saunders appointed to Taxpayers’ Union Board

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Barrie Saunders appointed to Taxpayers’ Union Board Barrie Saunders appointed to Taxpayers’ Union Board 20 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Well known Wellington former lobbyist and journalist, Barrie Saunders, has been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. The Chairman of the Taxpayers’ Union, John Bishop says, “Barrie […]

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NZTU takes full page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on NZTU takes full page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZTU takes full page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers NZTU takes full-page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers 18 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘More spending equals more tax and more debt’ is the key message of full-page pre-election newspaper and online advertising campaign being launched tomorrow […]

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Bribe-O-Meter Update: Adding Up the Cost of Potential Government Coalitions

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bribe-O-Meter Update: Adding Up the Cost of Potential Government Coalitions

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Bribe-O-Meter Update: Adding Up the Cost of Potential Government Coalitions 18 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the final Bribe-O-Meter update before the election, the Taxpayers’ Union has put together the combined manifesto costings for a range of potential coalitions. These figures will allow voters to gain a […]

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Saudi sheep – we were right all along

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Saudi sheep – we were right all along

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Saudi sheep – we were right all along Saudi sheep – we were right all along. 15 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “It is a sad indictment on the Government, the Office of the Ombudsman, and New Zealand’s public institutions that it has taken more than […]

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MEDIA RELEASE:  Labour’s tax pledge means their numbers don’t add up

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE:  Labour’s tax pledge means their numbers don’t add up

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MEDIA RELEASE:  Labour’s tax pledge means their numbers don’t add up The Taxpayers’ Union says Labour can’t have it all ways, pointing out that Labour’s manifesto is costed at $23 billion over the next Parliamentary term, second only to New Zealand First. “Labour have done the right […]

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💰 Tax inspector ≠ Prostate inspector ☝

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on 💰 Tax inspector ≠ Prostate inspector ☝

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: 💰 Tax inspector ≠ Prostate inspector ☝ Tax Inspector ≠ Prostate Inspector 12 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winston Peters’ idea that tax refunds should depend on getting a prostate check is his most bizarre idea ever, and a breach of human rights, says the Taxpayers’ Union. “Taxpayers’ rights to their […]

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I’m a neoliberal and Jacinda is too

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on I’m a neoliberal and Jacinda is too

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: I’m a neoliberal and Jacinda is too Jacinda Ardern’s ‘rejection’ of neoliberalism is nonsense, says Jordan William, Executive Director for the Taxpayers’ Union.”On the official measures, inequality hasn’t grown since New Zealand’s 1980s neoliberal reforms came into effect. In fact, it was precisely the sort of neosocial government […]

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Bribe-O-Meter running red hot

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bribe-O-Meter running red hot

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Bribe-O-Meter running red hot 12 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Another week of expensive election promises typifies the penultimate weekly Bribe-O-Meter update. The Green Party and TOP are this week’s big movers, each with over $3 billion in new spending announced in the past seven days. Other […]

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National Party’s numbers versus the Bribe-O-Meter  

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Party’s numbers versus the Bribe-O-Meter  

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: National Party’s numbers versus the Bribe-O-Meter   National Party’s numbers versus the Bribe-O-Meter 11 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Finance Minister Steven Joyce’s claims that the National Party’s election promises amount to $1.4b in new operating spending over the next electoral cycle may technically stack up, but is […]

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Maori police cars as offensive to taxpayers as they are to Maori

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Maori police cars as offensive to taxpayers as they are to Maori

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Maori police cars as offensive to taxpayers as they are to Maori  Māori police cars as offensive to taxpayers as they are to Māori 11 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union says the Police need to focus on catching crooks, not spending money on rebranding […]

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Get off your high horse James

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Get off your high horse James

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Get off your high horse James Get off your high horse James 11 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  James Shaw’s allegation towards Winston Peters’ lack of fiscal transparency would hold more water if the Greens fronted up with their own alternative budget – a promise Mr Shaw has failed […]

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Bravo Mr Peters

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bravo Mr Peters

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Bravo Mr Peters Bravo Mr Peters 11 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winston Peters is right, Jacinda Ardern needs to front up about her tax plans, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Jordan Williams, a Spokesperson for the taxpayer advocacy group, said: “It’s not often we’re backing Mr Peters on matters of […]

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Why won’t Greens front up with numbers?

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Why won’t Greens front up with numbers?

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Why won’t Greens front up with numbers? Why won’t Greens front up with the numbers? 8 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Despite Green Party Leader James Shaw’s assurance that voters would have an opportunity to assess the fiscal impact of the Party’s manifesto, to date the […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Labour’s company tax pledge welcomed

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Labour’s company tax pledge welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: Labour’s company tax pledge welcomed Labour’s company tax pledge welcomed 7 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Jacinda Ardern’s promise, in an interview with the Australian Financial Review, to keep the company tax rate at 28% if elected, and is encouraging Labour […]

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35,000 reasons for Jayne Golightly to reimburse ratepayers

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on 35,000 reasons for Jayne Golightly to reimburse ratepayers

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: 35,000 reasons for Jayne Golightly to reimburse ratepayers 35,000 reasons for Jayne Golightly to reimburse ratepayers 6 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union has received clarification from the Whangarei District Council that the upcoming by-election, resulting from Jayne Golightly not being a New Zealand citizen, is likely to cost […]

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Former Councillor’s citizenship stuff-up costly for ratepayers

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Former Councillor’s citizenship stuff-up costly for ratepayers

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Former Councillor’s citizenship stuff-up costly for ratepayers Former Councillor’s citizenship stuff-up costly for ratepayers 6 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union says that former Whangarei District Councillor Jayne Golightly’s excuse that she was unaware of her citizenship status, meaning that she was not legally entitled […]

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MEDIA RELEASE:  Robertson’s budget set to be the best since Roger Douglas

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE:  Robertson’s budget set to be the best since Roger Douglas

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MEDIA RELEASE:  Robertson’s budget set to be the best since Roger Douglas  Robertson’s budget set to be the best since Roger Douglas 6 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is delighted that the Labour Party are committing to, in effect, running zero budgets outside of the […]

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Labour’s refusal to rule out land tax will scare struggling New Zealanders

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour’s refusal to rule out land tax will scare struggling New Zealanders

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s refusal to rule out land tax will scare struggling New Zealanders Labour’s refusal to rule out land tax will scare struggling New Zealanders 5 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Labour leader’s refusal to rule out introducing a land tax in the first term of a […]

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For the first time, ACT is the biggest spender in weekly Bribe-O-Meter update 

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on For the first time, ACT is the biggest spender in weekly Bribe-O-Meter update 

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: For the first time, ACT is the biggest spender in weekly Bribe-O-Meter update  For the first time, ACT is the biggest spender in weekly Bribe-O-Meter update  5 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For the first time ever, the ACT Party is the biggest spender in this week’s […]

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Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday 4 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Green Party promise to produce a fully costed, independently reviewed alternative budget is pointless unless it is released prior […]

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