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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 >>

NZ on Air Refuse to Condemn “Kill the PM” Song

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:31 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand On Air has refused to condemn @peace’s 'Kill the PM' song, and will not provide any assurance that no further taxpayer money will be used to support groups that promote violence and political hate. Earlier today the Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

"Kill the PM" Band @Peace with Taxpayers' Money

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 11:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that hip-hop group @peace have released a track that threatens to kill the Prime Minister and have sex with his daughter, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Len Brown Deluded Over Council's Debt

Monday, 25 August 2014, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Len Brown’s comments on TV3’s Firstline this morning that Auckland City’s finances are in ‘excellent shape’ are bizarre and scary, says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Winston's Wish List Impossible to Cost

Monday, 25 August 2014, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is today calling on Winston Peters to provide sufficient details of his Party's campaign promises to enable them to be credibly costed for inclusion in the Taxpayer’s Union ' Bribe-O-Meter' . Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... More >>

MP Perk Transparency Needed

Monday, 25 August 2014, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the increase in taxpayer-funded entitlements for MPs and their families published on the legislation website this afternoon . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

MP Perk Transparency Needed

Friday, 22 August 2014, 3:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the increase in taxpayer-funded entitlements for MPs and their families published on the legislation website this afternoon . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Degrees in Picking up Rubbish

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:02 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax media report of a University of Otago survey of Wellington’s street-connected walkways, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Ron Mark Sets the Example

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:15 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the pledge by Mayor of Carterton and NZ First candidate Ron Mark who has announced he would relinquish his roles as Mayor and member of two District Health Boards if successfully elected to Parliament. Taxpayers’ ... More >>

National Chooses to Campaign on High Tax, High Spend Policy

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Bill English’s indication that the National Party will not offer voters any indication of tax cuts before next month's general election. Speaking to journalists and analysts in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal ... More >>

Green Party to Choke the Golden Goose

Monday, 18 August 2014, 9:00 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the Green Party ’s policy announcement to raise the top personal income tax rate to 40% for earnings over $140,000, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Launch Election ‘Bribe-O-Meter’

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 11:25 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has launched an election costing project to calculate the total cost of promises politicians make in the lead up to the 2014 General Election. The “Bribe-o-meter” allows Kiwis to judge for themselves the political bribes ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Launch Election 'Bribe-O-Meter'

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 11:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has launched an election costing project to calculate the total cost of promises politicians make in the lead up to the 2014 General Election. The “Bribe-o-meter” allows Kiwis to judge for themselves the political bribes ... More >>

Passport Tax: Well Done Dunne

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the announcement by Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne, that the Government will review New Zealand's passport validity periods with a view of returning to a ten year passport regime, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers ... More >>

Len Brown Should Front up on State House Secrecy

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 11:00 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to today's NZ Herald article that reveals leaked images of the $1.5 million state house sculpture planned for Auckland’s Queens Wharf, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Stench of Pork Barrel Politics in Rotorua

Friday, 8 August 2014, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Associate Minister of Tourism, Todd McClay’s comments on the opening of the Rotorua Mountain Bike Gravity Park, which received $225,000 of taxpayers’ money to develop, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Now a Charitable Purpose

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 10:34 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“If they are we are,” says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union , responding to the Supreme Court’s bold decision to allow political advocacy to be considered charitable, if the underlying purpose is of benefit to the wider ... More >>

Taxpayers on Hook for Anti-Tobacco Measure That Doesn't Work

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 11:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Health Select Committee’s decision to recommend the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill be implemented, despite tobacco sales in Australiaincreasing since it implemented similar measures. ... More >>

Collins' Tax Cut Gobbled by Brownlee

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the announcement from the Minister for ACC that levies on petrol will be cut by 3 cents per litre, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Public Broadcasting System is Sick

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 9:27 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to news that New Zealand on Air will pump $800,000 of taxpayer cash into The X Factor New Zealand, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

 

 

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