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Labour Party costing's set a good benchmark

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour Party costing's set a good benchmark for other parties to follow 20 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Putting aside the merits of the policies, the Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Labour's transparency and the detail contained in its ‘Alternative ... More >>

IRD should hold the phone before cutting jobs

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Inland Revenue’s expected announcement to cut at least 1500 jobs later today is baffling, given news they don’t even have enough staff to pick up their phones, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Poof! There goes Callahan's excuse for Oracle R & D funding

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:16 pm | Taxpayers' Union

Team New Zealand’s proposal for the 36th America’s Cup yachts to be built in home countries undermines the $5 million a year of Callahan Innovation corporate welfare available to America’s Cup teams, including American team Oracle (owned ... More >>

Labour Spending Big Early, National Keeping Powder Dry

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 10:18 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

19 July 2017 - The first edition of the Taxpayers' Union's Bribe-O-Meter shows that the Labour Party has already promised policies which exceed the costs of its whole 2014 election manifesto, while the National Party barely opened the wallet. More >>

2017 Election "Bribe-O-Meter" Launched

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is repeating its popular election costing tool with the launch of the 2017 General Election Bribe-O-Meter to keep track of the cost of party manifestos in the lead up to polling day. More >>

Problem yes, but Labour’s solution unrealistic

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Problem yes, but Labour’s solution unrealistic 18 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union’s Economic Fellow, Jim Rose, says that Labour’s diverted profit tax does not add up, pointing to the additional revenue the Party claims will ... More >>

$7 million of taxpayer money for power bills

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 11:42 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that over $7 million of taxpayer money has been spent on the power bills of 94 of New Zealand’s largest companies since July 2014. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s (EECA) ‘large energy users ... More >>

Apology to LGNZ and assessors of Horowhenua District Council

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 11:39 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Apology to LGNZ and assessors of Horowhenua District Council re CEO's filtering of email More >>

$2.4M of NZ Taxpayer Money Paid to Clinton Health Initiative

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:15 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

18 July 2017 - The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that another $2.4 million has been paid by the NZ Aid programme to the controversial 'Clinton Health Initiative', a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation, which President Bill Clinton and his daughter ... More >>

Turei got $57,096 telling porkies. Porky says ‘pay it back’

Monday, 17 July 2017, 8:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

17 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The public feedback is clear – Metiria Turei must pay back the money she stole from taxpayers, before she can have any credibility as a Member of Parliament,” says Jordan Williams, the Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... More >>

Mr Taxman not picking up the phone

Monday, 17 July 2017, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Up to 55% of calls from taxpayers are being rejected by the IRD because it does not have enough staff rostered on to answer the phones, according to data supplied to the Taxpayers' Union covering a 2-week period in May this year. More >>

The Council CEO surreptitiously blocking email

Monday, 17 July 2017, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

What's worse: The Council CEO surreptitiously blocking email or LGNZ giving it the 'excellence' seal? More >>

Green’s Utopia: making everybody poorer

Monday, 17 July 2017, 11:37 am | Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says the Green Party’s attempt to increase the welfare state is not only an unnecessary burden on taxpayers but also founded on a misunderstanding of the economic realities facing New Zealand. Mac Mckenna, an economist at the Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Metiria Turei and WINZ Overpayments

Monday, 17 July 2017, 9:46 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

It’s not good enough for Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei to weasel word an offer to repay her benefit fraud proceeds only ‘if WINZ asks her’, says the Taxpayers’ Union . The Union is comparing Ms Turei’s case to that of former Minister of Maori ... More >>

Metiria Turei needs to pay the money back

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

16 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Now that Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is a member of “the 1%” she needs to pay back the money she received from Work & Income as a result of her lying about her living situation to claim benefits ... More >>

HRC 'anti-racist' campaign funded by levy based on race

Friday, 14 July 2017, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal the Human Rights Commission’s recent “Give Nothing To Racism” anti-discrimination campaign has been funded by discriminatory levies payable only by international students and new migrants. The Human Rights ... More >>

'IwiRail' nothing less than economic sabotage

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is staggered at the economic recklessness of the Maori Party’s “IwiRail” announcement, labeling it 'populist economic sabotage'. More >>

Andrew Little does U-turn on fiscal drag tax bracket

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Labour Party’s indication that if elected in September it would quash the Budget 2017 tax relief package, due to come into effect in April next year, and instead raise Working for Families and introduce new ... More >>

National Party candidate backing 'Cat Tax' - petition launch

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Prime Minister should rule out moves by Local Government New Zealand to implement a Council “Cat Tax” – following comments by LGNZ head, and National Party Tukituki candidate, Lawrence Yule on this morning’s AM Show. Responding to Mr Yule, Jordan ... More >>

Taxpayers' share of Auckland transport spending to skyrocket

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 9:21 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is shocked at the gall of Auckland Council relying more and more on taxpayers across the rest of the country to prop up Auckland Council’s shortfall in transport infrastructure. Reacting to the Ministerial briefing papers ... More >>

 

 

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