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Exposed: Bureaucrats party with drag queens on taxpayer dollar

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Exposed: Bureaucrats party with drag queens on taxpayer dollar

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Exposed: Bureaucrats party with drag queens on taxpayer dollar Bureaucrats party with drag queens on taxpayer dollar 17 JANUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that a small government agency spent over $300,000 on ‘entertainment’ in 2015/16 – including a drag queen dinner and show […]

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Handouts to businesses for electric vehicles = corporate welfare

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Handouts to businesses for electric vehicles = corporate welfare

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Handouts to businesses for electric vehicles = corporate welfare 17 JANUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming today’s announcement of $3.7 million in taxpayer dollars being given to private businesses to buy electric vehicles. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Why is the taxpayer being […]

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MA: Details for new Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MA: Details for new Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MA: Details for new Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Details for new Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson 15 JANUARY 2018 The Taxpayers’ Union has a new Communications Officer and spokesperson, Louis Houlbrooke. He is available for comment and general media inquiries. 24-hour media line: 04 282 0302, or 021 950 191Email: media@taxpayers.org.nz, or louis@taxpayers.org.nz ENDS NOTES TO EDITORS: The New […]

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Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – end the aviation lockout

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – end the aviation lockout

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – end the aviation lockout 50 people protested outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington today as part of an international mobilisation for 200 ground handling workers at Nadi airport who have been locked out by […]

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CTU mourns Jim Anderton

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU mourns Jim Anderton

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: CTU mourns Jim Anderton The Council of Trade Unions is expressing its sympathy to the family of Jim Anderton following his death overnight, and marking his huge contribution to New Zealand political life. CTU president Richard Wagstaff said that Jim Anderton had been […]

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New Year’s tobacco tax hike means pain for smokers, retailers

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on New Year’s tobacco tax hike means pain for smokers, retailers

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: New Year’s tobacco tax hike means pain for smokers, retailers 31 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new report by the Taxpayers’ Union shows the ineffectiveness of tobacco tax hikes as a tool to reduce smoking rates, and reveals the unintended consequences of the policy: direct financial harm to […]

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Problems at Waikato DHB seemingly unlimited

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Problems at Waikato DHB seemingly unlimited

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Problems at Waikato DHB seemingly unlimited 20 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA new inquiry by the Deputy Auditor-General into Waikato DHB’s procurement of IT services from California-based company HealthTap suggests the time has come for the Minister of Health to sack the board at Waikato DHB and […]

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Council of Trade Unions seeking major changes to our tax system

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Council of Trade Unions seeking major changes to our tax system

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Council of Trade Unions seeking major changes to our tax system Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that the proposed appointment of Council of Trade Unions Economist, Dr Bill Rosenberg, would give working people the confidence to participate in the […]

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Better access to medicinal cannabis welcomed > New Zealand Nurses Organisation > Media Releases

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, NZNO, Unions  /  Comments Off on Better access to medicinal cannabis welcomed > New Zealand Nurses Organisation > Media Releases

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation – Release/Statement Headline: Better access to medicinal cannabis welcomed > New Zealand Nurses Organisation > Media Releases    Media Release                                                                   20 December 2017    Better access to medicinal cannabis welcomed     The government Bill introduced today to enable production of medicinal cannabis […]

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New Zealand business tax rate killing investment, productivity, and wages

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on New Zealand business tax rate killing investment, productivity, and wages

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand business tax rate killing investment, productivity, and wages New Zealand business tax rate killing investment, productivity and wages 20 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew Zealand’s corporate tax rate is now one of the highest in the world with the expected passing of a massive reduction […]

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Equal pay one step closer today for mental health and addiction support workers

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Equal pay one step closer today for mental health and addiction support workers

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Equal pay one step closer today for mental health and addiction support workers Women working in New Zealand can take good heart from the announcement of Government negotiations on equal pay for people working in mental health and addiction support, says CTU President […]

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NZNO congratulates Chief Nursing Officer  > New Zealand Nurses Organisation > Media Releases

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, NZNO, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZNO congratulates Chief Nursing Officer  > New Zealand Nurses Organisation > Media Releases

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation – Release/Statement Headline: NZNO congratulates Chief Nursing Officer  > New Zealand Nurses Organisation > Media Releases Media Release                                                          19 December 2017 NZNO congratulates Chief Nursing Officer Chief Executive Memo Musa acknowledges the hard work Chief Nursing Officer Jane O’Malley has done to increase nursing input into Ministry […]

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Auditor General report highlights wasteful spending at schools

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Auditor General report highlights wasteful spending at schools

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Auditor General report highlights wasteful spending at schools 19 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHeads should roll over an Auditor General report slamming school spending decisions around the country, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.  Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, said, “School boards need to get their […]

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New Zealanders need time to upskill for climate change

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on New Zealanders need time to upskill for climate change

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Zealanders need time to upskill for climate change New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says today that he is worried people working in New Zealand don’t realise how much their livelihoods are at risk from climate change. “The Stocktake […]

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Barrie Saunders new Chair of Taxpayers’ Union

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Barrie Saunders new Chair of Taxpayers’ Union

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Barrie Saunders new Chair of Taxpayers’ Union 15 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBarrie Saunders has been welcomed as the new Chairman of the Taxpayers’ Union, replacing the organisation’s founding Chairman, John Bishop, who has stepped down after four years in the role. “The Taxpayers’ Union started out as a concept, […]

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100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on 100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Headline: 100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids Media Release                                                          14 December 2017 100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids NZNO welcomes the government’s Families Package increases and also the Winter Energy Payment. Nurses have seen an increase in recent years in illness of […]

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100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids > New Zealand Nurses Organisation > Media Releases

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, NZNO, Unions  /  Comments Off on 100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids > New Zealand Nurses Organisation > Media Releases

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation – Release/Statement Headline: 100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids > New Zealand Nurses Organisation > Media Releases Media Release                                                          14 December 2017 100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids NZNO welcomes the government’s Families Package increases and also the Winter […]

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Government makes steps towards repaying long-term debts to society

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government makes steps towards repaying long-term debts to society

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government makes steps towards repaying long-term debts to society CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg welcomed the Government’s Half Year Fiscal Update as a positive sign that the Government was willing to repay the social and environmental deficits run up over the last 9 years. […]

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Tax working group should be tasked with fiscal neutrality

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tax working group should be tasked with fiscal neutrality

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Tax working group should be tasked with fiscal neutrality Tax working group should be tasked with fiscal neutrality 14 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWith the Budget Policy Statement indicating fiscal restraint, and the Government not signalling increases in revenue over and above nominal growth and fiscal drag, […]

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Winter Energy Payment is universalism at its worst

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Winter Energy Payment is universalism at its worst

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Winter Energy Payment is universalism at its worst 14 DECEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEResponding to the Government’s plan to give everyone over the age of 65 hundreds of dollars to pay for heating over Winter is an expensive mistake, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.  The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, […]

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