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Here’s to Sir Michael’s Tax Working Group delivering more than the PM when it comes to business confidence 

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Here’s to Sir Michael’s Tax Working Group delivering more than the PM when it comes to business confidence 

Source: Taxpayers Union 28 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A ‘Business Advisory Council’ is hardly the sort of economic kick start required to recover from declining business confidence with all eyes now on the Tax Working Group to deliver something to fire up New Zealand’s commercial sector, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Union spokesman Jordan Williams says, “The business community […]

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CPAG welcomes Govt announcement of tenancy law review

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  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  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes Govt announcement of tenancy law review

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 28 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s plans to review rental law, and is pleased that it intends to engage in public consultation, allowing those who are most affected to have a say in what reforms will have the most positive impacts on their lives. […]

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Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Christchurch Mayoral support for Mayoral pay freeze

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Christchurch Mayoral support for Mayoral pay freeze

Source: Taxpayers Union 28 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is delighted that Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has joined the Union’s cause to apply the pay freeze for MPs to local governmment until councils’ finances are under control. “Yesterday all of New Zealand’s mayors and councillors received our challenge for them to turn down […]

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Let’s not turn the All Blacks into welfare bums

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Let’s not turn the All Blacks into welfare bums

Source: Taxpayers Union 27 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers Union says a taxpayer-funded handout for the All Blacks would be an absurd misuse of taxpayer money.  “The NZRU is already exempt from income tax as a ‘promoter of amateur sport’. Taxpayers are doing enough favours for the All Blacks as it is, the last […]

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Local councillors challenged to freeze their own pay

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Local councillors challenged to freeze their own pay

Source: Taxpayers Union The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has written to every local councillor in the country, challenging them to follow the Prime Minister’s lead and freeze their pay rates until local government finances are brought under control.Last week, MPs showed courage in rejecting a pay rise to reflect pressure on teachers, nurses, and other […]

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Wellington has a bus crisis, not a golf crisis

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Wellington has a bus crisis, not a golf crisis

Source: Taxpayers Union 27 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wellington Regional Council’s idea to bail out a golf course with ratepayer money is absurd, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Golf should not be a core concern for Wellington Regional Council, and it certainly shouldn’t be bailed out with ratepayer money.” “If one […]

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Fund deportations, not Skypath

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Fund deportations, not Skypath

Source: Taxpayers Union  27 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Extreme budget constraints at Immigration New Zealand show that the Government is failing to properly prioritise the use of taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “How is our budget for deporting crooks so tight, when the government can find $67 million […]

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$390 million for the lycra elite is a massive overspend

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on $390 million for the lycra elite is a massive overspend

Source: Taxpayers Union 23 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “$390 million for the urban lycra elite is a stunning spend up from a Government that cries poor when it comes to other, more essential public services.” “This spending is equivalent to most of the regional fuel tax’s revenue for the […]

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Racing industry jockeys for more PGF welfare

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Racing industry jockeys for more PGF welfare

Source: Taxpayers Union Earlier this morning, Radio New Zealand’s Jo Moir revealed that the racing industry is set to receive funding for all-weather tracks from the Provincial Growth Fund, along with funding for a digital centre in Dunedin and a sports hub in Northland. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones described the projects as: “a coalition dividend”, […]

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Dowry Update: $150,000 inquiry seriously flawed

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Dowry Update: $150,000 inquiry seriously flawed

Source: Taxpayers Union It was revealed at the Acting Prime Minister’s post-cabinet press conference yesterday that Tracey Martin (a New Zealand First Minister) will be in charge of an inquiry into the appointment process of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Wally Haumaha. Haumaha was selected as New Zealand First candidate in 2005, but did not contest the […]

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RNZ exposure of coalition “Horse-barrel” politics sets new low

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on RNZ exposure of coalition “Horse-barrel” politics sets new low

Source: Taxpayers Union 23 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jo Moir’s uncovering of the deal between Labour and NZ First securing taxpayer money for multiple synthetic tracks for the racing industry is yet another example of the growth of “Winston’ Dowry”, paid for by taxpayers.  “This sets a new low for coalition back room deals, clearly designed to […]

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Government should sell more assets 

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Government should sell more assets 

Source: Taxpayers Union 22 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A report by TDB Advisory showing the success of the Mixed Ownership Model demonstrates the need for more asset sales, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says, “This report demonstrates what most analysts already knew: private-sector discipline can transform bloated, inefficient Government-owned companies into […]

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Red zone bailout is disgraceful and could cause economic calamity

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Red zone bailout is disgraceful and could cause economic calamity

Source: Taxpayers Union 21 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government’s bailout of uninsured red zone homeowners threatens New Zealand’s resilience against future disasters, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Why pay for house insurance when the taxpayer will just bail you out?” “This measure s MIL OSI

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Statement from Sir Brian Roche, Board Chair

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Statement from Sir Brian Roche, Board Chair

Source: Antarctica New Zealand 21 August 2018 Antarctica New Zealand Board statement The information Antarctica New Zealand has provided in response to media queries has been accurate in all respects.  There have however, been a number of inaccuracies reported in the media. Mr Beggs was dismissed following an investigation into his conduct as the Chief […]

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Cambodia: Land rights activist Tep Vanny released from prison following royal pardon

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Cambodia: Land rights activist Tep Vanny released from prison following royal pardon

Source: Amnesty International NZ Responding to the news that human rights defender Tep Vanny has been released from prison following a royal pardon after more than 700 days in detention, Minar Pimple, Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Global Operations, said: “After more than two years of being unjustly detained for her peaceful activism, the news […]

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New report a wake-up call for the lazy public service

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on New report a wake-up call for the lazy public service

Source: Taxpayers Union 20 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It’s absurd for public servants to demand more money when a new Productivity Commission report, Improving state sector productivity, shows that public sector productivity has been poor, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Public sector unions disrespect taxpayers but significant pay rises, […]

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Taxpayers’ Union welcomes MP pay freeze announcement

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union welcomes MP pay freeze announcement

Source: Taxpayers Union  20 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Prime Minister’s decision to freeze pay and reassess the salary formula for all MPs, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “This is a very welcome and wise decision from the Prime Minister, and acknowledges the problems we flagged last year.” “When the previous government decided to […]

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Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people”

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people”

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people” Disabilities Commissioner Paula Tesoriero is strongly opposed to the End of Life Choice bill, being considered by parliament. The Justice Select committee is part way through a nationwide tour,  hearing 3,500 submissions on the bill in person, out of a […]

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Turkey: Released Amnesty Chair hopes justice will prevail for all victims of politically motivated prosecutions

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Released Amnesty Chair hopes justice will prevail for all victims of politically motivated prosecutions

Source: Amnesty International NZ Taner Kılıç, the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, who was released yesterday after more than fourteen months behind bars, has thanked his supporters and said he hopes the campaign for his release helps to highlight the situation facing other victims of politically motivated prosecutions in Turkey. Taner, whose trial will […]

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Spinoff TV Memorial Bill deserves broad support

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Spinoff TV Memorial Bill deserves broad support

Source: Taxpayers Union 16 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has endorsed Melissa Lee’s Broadcasting Amendment Bill, which would make NZ on Air more transparent about the performance of taxpayer-funded programmes. “This could be called the ‘Spinoff TV Memorial Bill’. The failure of Spinoff TV, which was funded $700,000 and delivered abysmal viewership ratings, […]

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