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Socialist rhetoric has real cost

By   /  November 22, 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 Socialist rhetoric has real cost

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Socialist rhetoric has real cost The Taxpayers’ Union is saddened that Jacinda Ardern’s comments about capitalisms “blatant failure” have caused international media to suggest that New Zealand has “lost its way” with Forbes now predicting a recession under the new Labour-led government.  Jordan Williams, the Taxpayers’ Union’s Executive Director, […]

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Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time? “We woke up to the fact that there’s ocean change just like climate change. We need ocean action like there’s climate action.” These words rang out at international climate talks last week, spoken by […]

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CPAG November Newsletter 2017

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPAG November Newsletter 2017

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG November Newsletter 2017 15 November 2017 For a formatted copy, please use this link. Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s November newsletter. In This Issue Briefing paper to the incoming government Beyond Social Investment summit proceedings 2017 Whakataukī and […]

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Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon

By   /  November 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 Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon Grant Robertson’s fiscal plans look to be exposed, with ANZ now forecasting $13 billion more in Government borrowing than was projected by Labour in the lead up to the election, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economic Advisor, Joe Ascroft, […]

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A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing 14 November 2017 More than 40,000 children are hospitalised each year with preventable illnesses that can be attributed to poverty and poor living conditions, and vastly improving legislation around the quality and safety […]

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We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG 13 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report “Getting it Right” by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) Monitoring Group. The group, convened […]

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Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Big oil is destructive in more ways than one This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia’s 25 Year Anniversary. In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This […]

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Antarctic krill – not just whale food

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Antarctic krill – not just whale food

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Antarctic krill – not just whale food Krill is whale food. In fact, it’s a commonly held misbelief that ‘krill’ in Norwegian literally means ‘whale food’. It doesn’t, but it’s still true. Massive swarms of krill, a tiny micro-shrimp in the Antarctic Ocean, provide the principal food […]

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5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers scandal – Oxfam

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers scandal – Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers scandal – Oxfam Governments must take five immediate steps to stop corporations and the super-rich cheating poor countries out of over $170 billion in tax revenues every year, said Oxfam today in the wake of the Paradise Papers […]

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RBNZ changes mean more inflation and more tax

By   /  November 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 RBNZ changes mean more inflation and more tax

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: RBNZ changes mean more inflation and more tax The Government’s plan to amend the Reserve Bank Act in an effort to “maximise employment” is likely to lead to more taxation by stealth, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Joe Ascroft, Economic Advisor at the Taxpayers’ Union says, “It has been shown internationally that monetary policy […]

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3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action Two years ago, a courageous law student, Sarah Thomson, sued the New Zealand Government over its weak climate targets. Now she’s made history. On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of […]

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Oxfam: Rigged and unjust global tax system crippling the worlds poorest

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oxfam: Rigged and unjust global tax system crippling the worlds poorest

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam: Rigged and unjust global tax system crippling the worlds poorest The New Zealand Government has a huge opportunity to demonstrate leadership on the global stage in reforming the worlds rigged and unjust global tax system, Oxfam said today. “The Paradise Papers have laid bare the extent […]

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Bureaucrats picking taxis over ride-sharing apps cost taxpayers at least $9.8m

By   /  November 5, 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 Bureaucrats picking taxis over ride-sharing apps cost taxpayers at least $9.8m

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bureaucrats picking taxis over ride-sharing apps cost taxpayers at least $9.8m 5 NOVEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New research by the Taxpayers’ Union shows that bureaucrats choosing more expensive taxi services over ride-sharing apps like Uber have cost taxpayers at least $9.81 million since Uber’s introduction in mid-2014. The report, Fare Game? Flagging down the […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Overhaul of Marsden Grants overdue

By   /  November 2, 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 MEDIA RELEASE: Overhaul of Marsden Grants overdue

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: Overhaul of Marsden Grants overdue Overhaul of Marsden Grants overdue 2 NOVEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Many taxpayers will be fuming when they see some of the projects receiving a total of $84.6 million in Marsden funding, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says: […]

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A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers 01 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that with a new minister for Child Poverty Reduction, there is hope for measurable improvement in the lives of affected children in Aotearoa-New Zealand. […]

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Clark wrong on sugar tax

By   /  October 30, 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 Clark wrong on sugar tax

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Clark wrong on sugar tax Clark wrong on sugar tax 30 OCTOBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contrary to Health Minister David Clark’s claim of ‘growing evidence’ around the effectiveness of a sugary drink tax, wherever the tax has been tried it has resulted in far less impact on consumption than […]

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5 peaceful protests that prove you can still change the world

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 5 peaceful protests that prove you can still change the world

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 5 peaceful protests that prove you can still change the world NBA players kneeling against white supremacy. Catalonians marching for independence. Quakers disarming Saudi-bound jets. In turbulent times, it’s inspiring to see protest happening — but when change doesn’t come, even the most ardent of campaigners can feel disheartened. What’s worse is that many […]

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No Prime Minister, it’s actually on us!

By   /  October 27, 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 No Prime Minister, it’s actually on us!

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: No Prime Minister, it’s actually on us! No Prime Minister, it’s actually on us! 27 OCTOBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “There is no such thing as a free lunch, or a ‘free’ tertiary education,” points out the Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman, Jordan Williams, responding to media comments by the Prime […]

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MSD is treating loans as income in the courts

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on MSD is treating loans as income in the courts

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: MSD is treating loans as income in the courts 26 October 2017 Borrowed money should not count as income that can reduce benefit entitlements, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). In a case being heard in the High Court, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: False START at IRD

By   /  October 25, 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 MEDIA RELEASE: False START at IRD

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: False START at IRD False START at IRD 25 OCTOBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Inland Revenue’s new IT system, implemented in February for their GST services, has been a disappointment, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. According to official data from IRD, the time spent handling […]

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