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Ban on Alcohol Advertising Could Cost Taxpayer

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:13 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to yesterday's release of the report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship, Jordan Williams, the Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Cut Taxes + Cut Waste = Surplus

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Treasury's Half Year Fiscal and Economic Update, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

MFAT Spends $9 Million on Four Day Conference

Monday, 15 December 2014, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand taxpayers forked out $9 million to pay for a recent four-day UN conference in Samoa that included hiring the luxury P&O Pacific Jewel cruise liner. New Zealand covered the accommodation and operating costs of September’s Small Island ... More >>

State Services Commission Staff Highest Paid in Govt Sector

Monday, 15 December 2014, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The average salary for staff at the State Services Commission is higher than at any other government department, according to figures released by the Taxpayers’ Union. This morning’s Dominion Post reported the Commission staff earn an average of more ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Annual Review Released

Monday, 15 December 2014, 9:42 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has released its annual review, covering the first 12 months of operations. More >>

Gluttonous Government Sector Needs a Trim

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that there has been an 11 per cent increase in the number of public servants earning over $100,000 in the past year, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “An 11 per cent increase in in taxpayer-funded ... More >>

IRD/Police Proposals Breach Taxpayers' Fundamental Rights

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 10:32 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union shares the New Zealand Law Society’s concerns with proposed amendments to the Information-Sharing Agreement between Inland Revenue and the New Zealand Police which, according to the Society, limits taxpayers’ fundamental rights ... More >>

Trickle Down Economics' Doesn't Exist

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:56 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The key message of the OECD’s report on inequality, released today, is investment in education and is not a prescription for higher taxes, says the Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Time for Auckland Ratepayers to Have a Recall Option

Sunday, 7 December 2014, 10:56 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is calling on the Government to give local communities the ability to petition for recall elections, after Len Brown's latest snub to ratepayers has hit the headlines . The Herald on Sunday is reporting that Len Brown has had ... More >>

Another IT Budget Blowout 'All Too Routine'

Friday, 5 December 2014, 11:38 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that the Joint Border Management System (JBMS) IT project has run over budget by almost $30 million, Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman Ben Craven says: “Once again a Government department seems to have presided over ... More >>

Evidence Not Rhetoric Best for Wellington Super City

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 10:46 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers Union is disappointed that even business groups are getting caught up in the rhetoric and ignoring evidence in the Wellington Super City debate ahead of the Local Government Commission's announcement later today. More >>

Council Now Desperate for Cash Cow

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Radio New Zealand report that a campaign has begun for Auckland Council to take over the lines company Vector, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “The solution for Auckland Council is really simple – it ... More >>

Look at the Road, Not the Speedo

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that police will be issuing tickets over the summer to anyone driving 1km/h or more over the speed limit, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Taxpayers' Union Congratulates PM on IDU Appointment

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is today congratulating Rt. Hon. John Key on becoming the Chair of the International Democrat Union , as former Australian Prime Minister John Howard retires from the role after 12 years. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director ... More >>

No 'Cost Blowout' - Yeah Right

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Auckland Council’s PR efforts to prevent media labelling it’s $100 million IT screw-up, a ‘cost blowout’. Responding to the Council most recent media release, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan ... More >>

Newcore Looks Pretty Rotten for Ratepayers

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 9:44 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that the IT system commissioned by Auckland Council to consolidate the eight systems the Super City inherited from its precursor councils could be facing a budget blowout of $100 million, Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman Ben ... More >>

The Resignation with the Golden Handshake?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:55 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Commenting on the settlement the State Services Commission has reached with former CERA CEO Roger Sutton, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: "Only in the public sector do you receive a payout for ‘resigning’. More >>

The Resignation with the Golden Handshake?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:18 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Commenting on the settlement the State Services Commission has reached with former CERA CEO Roger Sutton, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Local Government BIM: Rein It in Paula

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Local Government is out of control. That’s the message of the Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Local Government, Paula Bennet, says the Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Cut Corporate Welfare to Beat the Australians

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that IRD have indicated that company tax may need to be reduced next year, should Australia reduce their rate, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

 

 

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