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Bill to improve LGOIMA welcomed

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

22 MAY 2018 The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee’s private members bill to increase local representatives’ access to official information. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “We have been ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes end of Callaghan Growth Grants

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The decision by Megan Woods to end Callaghan Innovation’s Growth Grants is fantastic news for taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Government ignoring blight of fiscal drag

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Grant Robertson’s statement on Q&A that lifting tax thresholds is not on the Government’s agenda is bad news, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Arts is a ‘nice-to-have’, NOT essential Budget spending

Friday, 18 May 2018, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Prime Minister’s assertion that arts and culture funding is ‘not a nice-to-have’ will leave taxpayers dumbstruck, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Just wait for the advisory group, Minister

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:34 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to pre-allocate $15 million for any recommendations made by an advisory group on public media is putting the cart before the horse, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Taxpayer-funded agencies join Budget Day propaganda

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:00 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayer-funded agencies are disgracing their neutral role by delivering press statements in praise of Budget Day funding announcements, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

New Green-tint corporate welfare scheme mistaken

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Putting aside $100 million for a “Green Investment Fund” to compete with investment bankers is a mistake, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union. More >>

Why just bloodstock?

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the underlying principle in the only tax change announced as part of today’s Budget 2018 to promote economic growth: full capital expensing of bloodstock. More >>

A billion dollars a year for 900 fewer tertiary students

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Treasury has ripped off the political veil and exposed the Prime Minister’s flagship ‘free’ tertiary education policy with Budget showing that the numbers in tertiary education set to decline by 900 in the 2018/19 year. More >>

Budget win for the Taxpayers’ Union

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is celebrating that a policy it has pushed for since 2014 has been adopted by the Government. More >>

Labour delivers predictable budget in sweet economic times

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

From the Budget 2018 lock-up, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Labour’s adherence to its pre-election ‘fiscal rules’ despite delivering significant Labour-Party style sweeteners in the Budget delivered today. Taxpayers’ Union Chairman, Barrie ... More >>

Megan Woods breaks word – gives into Callaghan self-interest

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

17 MAY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is fuming that Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods has broken her word and capitulated to Callaghan Innovation’s pressure to keep its precious corporate welfare grant ... More >>

Treasury predict average working paying top tax rate by 2022

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

17 MAY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Budget 2018 projections show that the average worker will be in the top income tax bracket by 2022 unless urgent changes are made to tax thresholds to adjust them to wage inflation. Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft ... More >>

Interest free mortgage scheme is bananas

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 11:39 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government's plans to provide interest free mortgages to low income, first home buyers is the sort of nutty government intervention which led to the GFC, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Government to blame for worsening cost of living

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With Stats NZ data showing housing costs, tobacco taxes, and petrol costs are driving up the cost of living for low income households, it’s clear the Government is worsening poverty, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Government u-turns on transparency for taxpayers

Monday, 14 May 2018, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The abandonment of Labour’s commitment to reform the Official Information Act makes of mockery of the Government’s commitment to be the ‘most transparent and open’ in New Zealand’s history. Responding to Minister of Justice Andrew Little’s backdown, ... More >>

Productivity Commission inquiry scope appalling

Friday, 11 May 2018, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Productivity Commission’s latest inquiry should be about how to make Councils more efficient, not helping them gather even more revenue, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Instead of ... More >>

Warning for Govt: don’t tax cigarette alternatives

Friday, 11 May 2018, 10:51 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers Union welcomes the latest New Zealand Initiative report Smoke and Vapour: the changing world of tobacco harm reduction , and endorses the report’s view [Chapter 5.5] that politicians should not apply tax to new nicotine products. ... More >>

CTU’s push-poll on tax is laughable

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

10 MAY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Council of Trade Unions’ poll purporting to show a majority of New Zealanders favouring higher tax rates is a dishonest attempt to inflate support for tax hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . The poll, ... More >>

Petition to end funding for Clinton Foundation

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Over 5,000 taxpayers have signed the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union ’s petition to end taxpayer funding for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation. In addition, 1,231 people have personally written to Minister ... More >>

 

 

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