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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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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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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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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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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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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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Regional Development Fund recipe for pork-barrelling

By   /  October 24, 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 Regional Development Fund recipe for pork-barrelling

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Regional Development Fund recipe for pork-barrelling Regional Development Fund recipe for pork-barrelling 24 October 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In response to the just announced $1 billion per year “Regional Development Fund” as part of the Labour-NZ First coalition agreement, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union […]

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Local Government virtue signalling shows warped priorities

By   /  October 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 Local Government virtue signalling shows warped priorities

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Local Government virtue signalling shows warped priorities Local Government virtue signalling shows warped priorities 17 October 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for councils across New Zealand to ‘stick to their knitting’ and stop wasting money on public smoking bans and other unenforceable […]

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Apology from LGNZ President about false claims on league tables

By   /  October 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 Apology from LGNZ President about false claims on league tables

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Apology from LGNZ President about false claims on league tables  Apology from LGNZ President about false claims on league tables 10 October 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union has accepted a settlement and apology from Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull relating to public […]

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CEO resignation not enough – blame also lies with Bob Simcock

By   /  October 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 CEO resignation not enough – blame also lies with Bob Simcock

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CEO resignation not enough – blame also lies with Bob Simcock CEO resignation not enough – blame also lies with Bob Simcock 5 October 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Waikato DHB Chairman Bob Simcock to follow his disgraced Chief Executive Dr […]

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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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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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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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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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NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear  

By   /  August 31, 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 NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear  

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear   NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear 31 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Labour to confirm that a Labour-led Government […]

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No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed

By   /  August 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 No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed 30 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Labour’s education spokesperson Chris Hipkins’ comments this morning on Labour’s […]

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Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats

By   /  August 29, 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 Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats 29 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reacting to Labour’s just announced tertiary education policy, Jordan Williams, a spokesperson for the Taxpayers’ Union said: “Not charging […]

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Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up

By   /  August 28, 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 Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up. 28 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ministry of Social Development head Brendan Boyle’s spin that ‘everything is resolved’ in relation to a mistake which saw Winston Peters’ pension overpaid, […]

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Statement on Dave Cull’s false claim about 2014 Ratepayers’ Report “withdrawal”

By   /  August 28, 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 Statement on Dave Cull’s false claim about 2014 Ratepayers’ Report “withdrawal”

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Statement on Dave Cull’s false claim about 2014 Ratepayers’ Report “withdrawal” Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull’s claim in an opinion piece distributed to media last week (and published on Stuff.co.nz today), that the 2014 edition of Ratepayers’ Report (local government league tables published […]

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