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Celebrate Labour Day by joining a union

Monday, 22 October 2018, 8:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is encouraging New Zealanders to celebrate Labour Day by joining a union – in particular, the Taxpayers’ Union. The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says, “With the events of the last seven days seeing ... More >>

Bill to tighten residency requirements for Super commended

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A bill to increase the threshold for superannuation eligibility from 10 to 20 years’ residency, drawn from Parliament’s ballot today , deserves the full support of Parliament, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Greens exploit scandal to push taxpayer funding for politics

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“The Greens are cynically taking advantage of this week’s political scandal to push their agenda of taxpayer funding for political parties,” says New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke, responding to Marama Davidson's statement ... More >>

GST changes will help many consumers

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to use revenue from GST changes to fund cuts to other levies and charges should be applauded, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Sacking required over Justice Summit cost blowouts

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today’s news that three registration desks at the Government’s Justice Summit cost more than $20,000 should lead to a sacking, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In effect, four minimum ... More >>

Home ownership subsidies should be rejected

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:39 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Salvation Army’s home ownership subsidy agenda would be a disaster says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Prime Minister’s obstinacy on tax cuts immoral

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“It’s incredibly frustrating to see the Government rule out tax cuts at a time when the government books are already bursting,” says Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams in response to the Prime Minister’s comments today . “With ... More >>

Corporate welfare for brewers is hypocrisy

Friday, 12 October 2018, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Corporate welfare for brewers is a hypocritical policy, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayer’s Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The Ministry of Primary Industry’s decision to throw money at research for ‘top tier’ beer markets ... More >>

Revealed: The most extravagant mayoral vehicles

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt drives the most expensive ratepayer-funded mayoral vehicle in the country, the New Zealand Taxpayers Union can reveal. More >>

Taxpayers’ Union launch inaugural "Jonesie Waste Awards"

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:58 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today at Parliament the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union presented the inaugural Jonesie Waste Awards, recognising the best of the worst in government waste revealed in the last 12 months. The full details of the 2018 Jonesies are available as a report, ... More >>

Meeting Budget Responsibility Targets Applauded

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Minister of Finance Hon. Grant Robertson and the Government should be congratulated for remaining on track to meet their self-imposed debt targets, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Government should back National’s call for fuel tax repeal

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The best solution to the fuel price crisis is the immediate repeal of national and regional fuel tax hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Helen Clark is costing taxpayers a fortune

Monday, 8 October 2018, 10:48 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

As if $870,000 from the film commission and NZ on Air wasn’t enough, MFAT is now using taxpayer money to host swanky events promoting My Year With Helen , a documentary about Helen Clark’s failed bid to head the UN. Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis ... More >>

Cost of Greens’ proposal to remove benefit sanctions

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:35 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A new report from the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union shows the success of benefit sanctions, explains why efforts to make life on a benefit easier simply encourage a culture of welfare dependency and fraud, and exposes that more than one third of ... More >>

No political smokescreen will hide Callaghan’s spending

Friday, 5 October 2018, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Callaghan Innovation’s complaints about the volume of information requests from the Taxpayers’ Union do nothing to justify the agency’s culture of waste – including $3 million spent on entertainment, flights and accommodation in one year. More >>

Penny Bright a fearless champion for transparency

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams wishes to express his sadness with the passing of government transparency advocate Penny Bright. He says, “While our politics are poles apart, Penny had a fearless drive for more transparency and ... More >>

Government weaponises Human Rights Commission for politics

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s appointment of a Jeremy Corbyn loyalist as Chief Human Rights Commissioner is political weaponisation of a position that should be neutral, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke ... More >>

Plummeting business confidence shows need for tax cuts

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:48 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With NZIER’s quarterly survey showing a further deterioration in business confidence , the Government needs to commit to cutting taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says “Unless the Government ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Bridges’ “no new taxes” promise

Monday, 1 October 2018, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

This morning, National Leader Simon Bridges made a clear promise of “no new taxes” in a first-term National Government – a promise that has been welcomed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Comparison of benefit policy to America’s Cup is delusional

Monday, 1 October 2018, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson’s comparison of the cost of her Party’s policy to increase benefits and remove sanctions to that of hosting the America’s cup is completely delusional, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ ... More >>

 

 

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