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Labour Party costing’s set a good benchmark for other parties to follow

By   /  July 20, 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 Labour Party costing’s set a good benchmark for other parties to follow

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Labour Party costing’s set a good benchmark for other parties to follow  Labour Party costing’s set a good benchmark for other parties to follow 20 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Putting aside the merits of the policies, the Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Labour’s transparency and the detail contained […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: IRD should hold the phone before cutting jobs

By   /  July 19, 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: IRD should hold the phone before cutting jobs

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: IRD should hold the phone before cutting jobs  IRD should hold the phone before cutting jobs 19 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Inland Revenue’s expected announcement to cut at least 1500 jobs later today is baffling, given news they don’t even have enough staff […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Poof! There goes Callahan’s excuse for Oracle R & D funding

By   /  July 19, 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: Poof! There goes Callahan’s excuse for Oracle R & D funding

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: Poof! There goes Callahan’s excuse for Oracle R & D funding Poof! There goes Callahan’s excuse for Oracle R & D funding 19 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Team New Zealand’s proposal for the 36th America’s Cup yachts to be built in home countries undermines […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: NZ’s biggest companies received over $7 million of taxpayer money for power bills

By   /  July 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 MEDIA RELEASE: NZ’s biggest companies received over $7 million of taxpayer money for power bills

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: NZ’s biggest companies received over $7 million of taxpayer money for power bills NZ’s biggest companies received over $7 million of taxpayer money for power bills 18 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that over $7 million of taxpayer money […]

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Turei got $57,096 telling porkies. Porky says ‘pay it back’.

By   /  July 17, 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 Turei got $57,096 telling porkies. Porky says ‘pay it back’.

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Turei got $57,096 telling porkies. Porky says ‘pay it back’. Turei got $57,096 telling porkies.  Porky says ‘pay it back’. 17 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The public feedback is clear – Metiria Turei must pay back the money she stole from taxpayers, before she can […]

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Mr Taxman not picking up the phone

By   /  July 17, 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 Mr Taxman not picking up the phone

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Mr Taxman not picking up the phone 17 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Up to 55% of calls from taxpayers are being rejected by the IRD because it does not have enough staff rostered on to answer the phones, according to data supplied to the Taxpayers’ […]

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What’s worse: the Council CEO surreptitiously blocking email or LGNZ giving it the ‘excellence’ seal?

By   /  July 17, 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 What’s worse: the Council CEO surreptitiously blocking email or LGNZ giving it the ‘excellence’ seal?

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: What’s worse: the Council CEO surreptitiously blocking email or LGNZ giving it the ‘excellence’ seal? 17 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The details reported by Radio New Zealand this morning about an audit report alleging Horowhenua District Council CEO, David Clapperton, has been surreptitiously monitoring and blocking emails sent to elected […]

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Green’s Utopia: The fastest way to achieving equality is to make everybody poorer

By   /  July 17, 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 Utopia: The fastest way to achieving equality is to make everybody poorer

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green’s Utopia: The fastest way to achieving equality is to make everybody poorer 17 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union says the Green Party’s attempt to increase the welfare state is not only an unnecessary burden on taxpayers but also founded on a misunderstanding […]

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It took Tau Henare 48 hours to pay back the money he was overpaid by WINZ. Will Metiria Turei take as long?

By   /  July 17, 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 It took Tau Henare 48 hours to pay back the money he was overpaid by WINZ. Will Metiria Turei take as long?

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: It took Tau Henare 48 hours to pay back the money he was overpaid by WINZ. Will Metiria Turei take as long? 17 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It’s not good enough for Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei to weasel word an offer to repay her benefit fraud […]

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Maori Party’s “IwiRail” nothing less than economic sabotage

By   /  July 12, 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 Maori Party’s “IwiRail” nothing less than economic sabotage

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Maori Party’s “IwiRail” nothing less than economic sabotage ‘IwiRail’ nothing less than economic sabotage 12 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is staggered at the economic recklessness of the Maori Party’s “IwiRail” announcement, labeling it ‘populist economic sabotage’. Reacting to the policy, Jordan Williams, […]

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Andrew Little does U-turn on fiscal drag tax bracket adjustments

By   /  July 11, 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 Andrew Little does U-turn on fiscal drag tax bracket adjustments

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Andrew Little does U-turn on fiscal drag tax bracket adjustments Andrew Little does U-turn on fiscal drag tax bracket adjustments 11 July 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Labour Party’s indication that if elected in September it would quash the Budget 2017 […]

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NZ First’s “carpet policy” refreshing step back to 1970s

By   /  July 10, 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 NZ First’s “carpet policy” refreshing step back to 1970s

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ First’s “carpet policy” refreshing step back to 1970s 10 JULY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Clearly Winston Peters has had a flashback to the 1970s when he was MP for Hunua under Rob Muldoon with this ‘Fortress New Zealand’ proclamation that under his watch no civil servant […]

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New survey shows perceptions of local government at all time low

By   /  July 3, 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 New survey shows perceptions of local government at all time low

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New survey shows perceptions of local government at all time low 3 July 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Despite specific commitments by heads of local government to increase the levels of performance, the 2017 “Local Government Survey” reveals that the public’s opinion of the performance of local […]

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Govt. must not sabotage Team NZ with San Francisco corporate welfare

By   /  June 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 Govt. must not sabotage Team NZ with San Francisco corporate welfare

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Govt. must not sabotage Team NZ with San Francisco corporate welfare Govt. must not sabotage Team NZ with San Francisco corporate welfare 27 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union warmly congratulates Emirates Team New Zealand for their success today in Bermuda and says that […]

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Neoliberalism stopped the rise in inequality

By   /  June 26, 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 Neoliberalism stopped the rise in inequality

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Neoliberalism stopped the rise in inequality 26 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The left-wing hullabaloo is wrong, inequality hasn’t changed in 20 years”, said Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, responding to new research findings by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. A second major […]

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English puts cart before horse in tax cut offer

By   /  June 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 English puts cart before horse in tax cut offer

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: English puts cart before horse in tax cut offer English puts cart before the horse in tax cut offer 25 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Tax cuts shouldn’t be contingent on healthy growth and incomes, tax cuts are the pathway to healthy growth and incomes,” said […]

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Careful Mr Peters, you don’t come to this with clean hands

By   /  June 21, 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 Careful Mr Peters, you don’t come to this with clean hands

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Careful Mr Peters, you don’t come to this with clean hands Careful Mr Peters, you don’t come to this with clean hands 21 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union says that it’s a bit rich of Winston Peters to criticise the National Party for using […]

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Barclay payment not the first; amounts should be paid back

By   /  June 20, 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 Barclay payment not the first; amounts should be paid back

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Barclay payment not the first; amounts should be paid back Barclay payment not the first; amounts should be paid back. 20 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In addition to other parties using leaders’ funds to hush former staff, it appears the Todd Barclay episode is not […]

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3,000 New Zealanders back NZTU call for Clinton Foundation funding to cease

By   /  June 16, 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 3,000 New Zealanders back NZTU call for Clinton Foundation funding to cease

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 3,000 New Zealanders back NZTU call for Clinton Foundation funding to cease 16 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More than three thousand people have now signed a petition backing the Taxpayers’ Union call for the Government to stop NZ Aid’s taxpayer funding of the Clinton Foundation’s […]

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Labour must endorse road toll undertakings of revenue neutrality

By   /  June 7, 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 Labour must endorse road toll undertakings of revenue neutrality

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Labour must endorse road toll undertakings of revenue neutrality LABOUR & GREENS MUST ENDORSE ROAD TOLL UNDERTAKINGS OF REVENUE NEUTRALITY 7 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union welcomes the Government’s undertaking that any form of roadway variable pricing will be used to replace existing […]

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