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Taxpayers look to Winston Peters to balance James Shaw

Friday, 15 February 2019, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

FEBRUARY 15 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Winston Peters to take a critical view of the Tax Working Group’s proposals, as the Green Party doubles down on its capital-gains-tax-at-any-cost stance. Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Time for Government to abandon Kiwibuild

Friday, 15 February 2019, 10:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Reserve Bank’s analysis that Kiwibuild is crowding out private building , along with reports of minimal interest from buyers , shows yet again why Kiwibuild should be abandoned, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

Greens must retain budget rules, for taxpayers’ sake

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Green Party’s reconsideration of the Government’s Budget Responsibility Rules should concern taxpayers, says The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Labour will be looking for any excuse to ... More >>

District Council's $40,000 fashion collection locked away

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Information released to the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union reveals that just 12 per cent of a $40,000 fashion collection owned by the Central Otago District Council has ever been on display, with the exhibited items only being displayed 14 per cent ... More >>

James Shaw’s CGT ultimatum ignores need for fairness

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 10:35 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Green Party co-leader James Shaw’s suggestion that the Government won’t deserve to be elected if it doesn’t introduce a capital gains tax has dangerous implications, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke ... More >>

Salvation Army shows why Kiwi families need tax relief

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 10:28 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the release of the Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report , Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “The Salvation Army correctly points out that much of the Government’s ‘well-being’ agenda is no more than ... More >>

Scrapped Saudi sheep deal is belated victory for taxpayers

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the cancellation of the planned Saudi abattoir installation, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “David Parker has done right by taxpayers in clawing back the last of the previous Government’s Saudi sheep ... More >>

Hipkins’ action on IRD welcomed

Monday, 11 February 2019, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to news that the State Services Commissioner will be examining Inland Revenue’s inclusion of political questions in a public survey, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “This is a strong response from the Minister, ... More >>

Revenue Minister must address IRD’s constitutional breach

Monday, 11 February 2019, 10:29 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Minister for Revenue needs to front up over Inland Revenue’s ongoing failure to stay out of politics, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “This is not the first time Inland Revenue has ... More >>

Car smoking ban kicks can down the road on real solutions

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is not fooled by today’s band-aid announcement banning smoking in cars with kids in them, and is challenging the Government to use the law change to reform the restrictions that currently apply to reduced harm tobacco ... More >>

Māori punished with world's highest rate of tobacco excise

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Political grandstanding at Waitangi is undermined by successive governments' policies of punishing Māori with the world's highest rate of tobacco excise, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union upon the release of its new report, Ka Tukuna Atu, Ka ... More >>

No, the Provincial Growth Fund has not created jobs

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 11:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reports that the Provincial Growth Fund has created 54 jobs are false, as it doesn't account for the jobs lost due to the taxes required to fund Shane Jones' handouts, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke ... More >>

Taxpayers face Waitangi week walloping

Monday, 4 February 2019, 11:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

This Waitangi period is shaping up to be one of the most expensive ever for taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “So far this Waitangi period, the Government has announced $100 ... More >>

Grant Robertson misses the point on bracket creep

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 11:49 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Grant Robertson’s response to Simon Bridges’ tax bracket indexation announcement indicates that he misses the point of the policy, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says, “It’s contradictory for ... More >>

Victory as National commits to ending bracket creep

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is celebrating a victory for taxpayers in the war against ‘bracket creep’, as National Leader Simon Bridges commits to ongoing adjustment of tax brackets for inflation. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams ... More >>

Backdown on meat tax welcomed

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 11:03 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Government ruling out a proposed meat tax and saying that Julie-Anne Genter's comments were a 'stupid figure of speech', New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “If it wasn’t for a swift backlash from the ... More >>

PM must firm up against ‘meat tax’

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A meat tax, as proposed by the Lancet Commission and University of Auckland academics , is economically illiterate and must be ruled out by the Prime Minister, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Tomorrow, Cabinet must protect NZ’s economic freedom

Monday, 28 January 2019, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Heritage Foundation’s ranking of New Zealand as third in the world for economic freedom , New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “New Zealand’s consistently high performance on indexes of economic freedom ... More >>

Hollywood cheques suggests Steven Joyce never left

Saturday, 26 January 2019, 7:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to revelations that the Government rejected advice to cap film subsidies after meeting with Sir Peter Jackson, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Labour’s failure to curb National’s out-of-control film subsidies ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union recognises rightful Venezuelan leader

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 11:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union stands in solidarity with the Venezuelan people today as they courageously protest an authoritarian, socialist government. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “For too long, Venezuelans have suffered ... More >>

 

 

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