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Growing surpluses show need for tax cuts, not a CGT

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With the Government’s OBEGAL annual surplus expected to grow to $8.4 billion by 2023, the Government should campiagn on tax cuts at the 2020 election not a capital gains tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to the Half Year Economic ... More >>

Wellbeing approach needs more detail

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The wellbeing approach revealed at the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update needs more detail before it can be used to influence policy making, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Budget cuts welcome – but why not go further?

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that the Government has ordered Ministers to cut one percent in ‘low priority’ spending across all departments, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Transparency of ministerial meetings is a victory

Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has welcomed the Government’s commitment to proactively release details of ministerial meetings. More >>

‘Green investment’ fund = more corporate welfare

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s new Green Investment Finance Fund is just another example of taxpayer money wastefully being funnelled into private businesses, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Drinkers beware: the taxman has you in his sights

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 11:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government should rule out the mental health inquiry’s recommendation [1] to hike regressive alcohol excise taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “With both the Tax Working ... More >>

Politicians must clarify superannuation positions

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says savers deserve to know what plans politicians have for Super, in light of a new report recommending changes to the system. Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The New Zealand Initiative’s suggestions ... More >>

Mirror, not inquiry on fuel prices

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

3 DECEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If the Government wants to understand the causes of high petrol prices, it should look in the mirror, not fund an expensive inquiry , says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Outrageous corporate welfare on the West Coast

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the latest round of Provincial Growth Fund announcements, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Upgrading digital infrastructure and public trails is one thing, but ploughing millions into luxury spa facilities, ... More >>

Government must rule out inheritance tax

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

If the Tax Working Group recommends an inheritance tax in all-but-name, the Government should declare it dead-on-arrival, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to comments made by Sir Michael Cullen in Wellington today. More >>

Union welcomes closure of post offices

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The plan to close New Zealand Post branches has been welcomed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “As a state-owned enterprise, any financial loss at New Zealand Post is a loss for the ... More >>

Union welcomes no new taxes commitment

Monday, 26 November 2018, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is cautiously welcoming Simon Bridges’ “ no new taxes ” commitment. More >>

Hydrogen project needs regulatory stability

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government shouldn’t be giving millions in taxpayer funding to a multinational energy company, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Vaping crackdown is windfall for big tobacco

Friday, 23 November 2018, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to crack down on vaping is great news for big tobacco, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The Associate Minister of Health has been made subservient to the ... More >>

Keep your grubby mitts off our Super!

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The security of New Zealanders’ pensions is at put at risk if Economic Development Minister David Parker opens up the Super Fund to political interference , says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, ... More >>

Government humiliated by Papua New Guinea’s abuse of aid

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:25 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Government humiliated by Papua New Guinea’s abuse of aid money More >>

PNG’s government is not fit to receive foreign aid

Monday, 19 November 2018, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Winston Peters’ should have withheld aid for Papua New Guinea in light of the record of waste and corruption within that country’s government, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Hamilton-Auckland rail plan would cost $185 per person

Friday, 16 November 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A passenger service between Auckland and Hamilton requiring a reported $57.7 million in ratepayer and taxpayer subsidies works out as at least $185 per passenger per trip, calculates the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Boat repair loan is just gambling with taxpayer money

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Hon Shane Jones’ decision to loan $4.8 million to a Whangarei boat repair company is simply gambling with taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Oceania Marine is a private ... More >>

New report on why sugar taxes don’t work to curb obesity

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:46 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A new report from the New Zealand Taxpayer’ Union examines why the taxing of sugar-sweetened beverages around the world has failed to curb obesity More >>

 

 

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