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Taxpayers on Hook Again for Solid Energy

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:07 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that taxpayers are extending another $103 million to keep Solid Energy afloat, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Three Internet-Mana Policies Blow the Bribe-O-Meter to Bits

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:14 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has received advice that the cost of just three Internet-Mana policies is $17.6 billion - higher than the entire policy packages of the three main political parties combined. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams ... More >>

Election 2014 Will Be Costly

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has today released the final update for its ' Bribe-O-Meter ' election costing website in the lead-up to Saturday’s general election. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

National, Greens Big Movers on Bribe-O-Meter

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

The Taxpayers’ Union has updated its election policy 'Bribe-O-Meter’ to reflect the cost of recent campaign promises. The update takes into account Labour’s new fiscal tables and all announcements up to Friday and is based on numbers provided ... More >>

Policy Costing Expert Questions 'NZ Power' Numbers

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:13 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Dr Michael Dunn, engaged by the Taxpayers’ Union to provide the figures for the 'Bribe-O-Meter' election costing website , is questioning the Labour Party’s costing of it’s flagship "NZ Power” policy. More >>

NZUSA 'Not Achieved' on Cost of Student Debt

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 8:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to NZUSA President Daniel Haines’ claim the cost to taxpayers of forgiving student debt is only $8 billion, Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman Ben Craven says: More >>

Auckland Emperor's New Bard

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Newstalk ZB report that Auckland Mayor Len Brown has established a $12,000 Auckland Mayoral Writers Grant, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Small Window of Opportunity for NZ First

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is repeating calls for New Zealand First leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, to front up with policy detail that will allow his manifesto to be costed ahead of the September 20 election. The economic expert the Taxpayers’ Union has ... More >>

Student Debt Promise Would Cost $8,300+ Per Household

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:21 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to reports that the Internet-Mana Party want to forgive existing student loan debt. Taxpayers’ Union Spokesperson Ben Craven says: More >>

Norman Plays the Man Not the Ball

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is reacting angrily to the inference by Green Party Co-leader Russell Norman on Twitter that the independent expert who uncovered serious flaws in the Green Party’s wage policy costings, is right-wing or otherwise bias. More >>

Labour Should Recommit to Abolishing 'Taniwha Tax'

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Sir Bob Jones’ New Zealand Herald commentary about Auckland Council requiring 'cultural impact assessments’ as part of resource consent applications under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP), Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director ... More >>

2017 Tax Cuts Won't Buy Chicken Thighs

Monday, 8 September 2014, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the National Party’s announcement that New Zealanders must wait until at least 2017 for income tax relief, if the Party leads the next government. The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Conservatives Provide More Slogans But No Detail

Monday, 8 September 2014, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the Conservative Party’s response to the Taxpayers’ Union call for the Party to front up with details that would allow more robust policy costings for the Taxpayers’ Union ‘Bribe-O-Meter’ , Ben Craven, Spokesman for Taxpayers’ ... More >>

National Should Deliver a Meaningful Path to Ease Tax Burden

Monday, 8 September 2014, 11:41 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the National Party to announce a meaningful plan to reduce New Zealanders' tax burden in its expected tax cut announcement this afternoon. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Labour's CGT a Death Duty in Drag

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 9:07 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to confirmation that under Labour’s capital gains tax policy children would have to pay the tax if they sold a family home after both parents have passed, Ben Craven, Spokesman for the Taxpayers’ Union, says: More >>

Labour's CGT Will Make Housing Affordability Worse

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour's capital gains tax, won't do what David Cunliffe says it will, according to the Taxpayers' Union , backed up by a former Deputy Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Robin Oliver. More >>

Craig And Mcvicar Have Some Explaining to Do

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9:11 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Garth McVicar and the Conservative Party to explain how much the Party’s ‘tough on crime’ election slogan will cost. On Monday the Party was added to the Taxpayers’ Union Bribe-O-Meter , but the Conservative ... More >>

Winston Peters Shown up by the Civilian Party

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Even the satirical 'Civilian Party' has now offered the Taxpayers’ Union more credible figures for the ' Bribe-O-Meter ' than Winston Peters’ New Zealand First. The Taxpayers’ Union Bribe-O-Meter now includes, National, Labour, the Greens, ... More >>

Minor Parties Added to Election ‘Bribe-O-Meter'

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:10 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union have added the Green, ACT, United Future and Conservative Parties to the ‘ Bribe-O-Meter ’ hosted at taxpayers.org.nz . Excluding ACT and New Zealand First, the total election ‘bribes’ - that is new spending not already ... More >>

Len Brown's Parallel Universe

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to today’s announcement by Auckland Mayor Len Brown of longterm funding cuts and rate hikes, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

 

 

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