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Prime Minister's OIA Admision Disturbing

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for answers after it was revealed on Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report that the Prime Minister’s office routinely flouts its obligations under the Official Information Act. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman, Ben ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Joins Global Effort

Monday, 13 October 2014, 10:44 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has joined forces with 21 other taxpayer and free market groups from around the world to support national tax autonomy and oppose international tax changes that include ‘harmonising' tax rates or introducing new ... More >>

10 Year Passports Looking Likely

Monday, 13 October 2014, 9:49 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union understands that the Government is considering the reintroduction of ten year passports in changes to the Passports Act expected before the end of the year. More >>

New Report Shows Corporate Welfare Costing

Friday, 10 October 2014, 9:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has launched new a report, Monopoly Money, which examines the cost and case for New Zealand’s extensive corporate welfare programmes. The report follows recent comments by TradeMe founder Sam Morgan , who questioned the ... More >>

Treasury Tells National Housing Policy Will Worsen Problems

Monday, 6 October 2014, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Treasury Tells National That Housing Policy Will Make Problem Worse 6 OCTOBER 2014 More >>

Slip in University Rankings - Funding Not the Problem

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the slippage of New Zealand universities' rankings , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Suspected $6 Million Dollar Wananga Fraud Alarming

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on on the Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi to front up over claims the Wananga has pocketed government overpayments amounting to $6 million of taxpayers' money. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

Fed Farmers Need to Be Weaned

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Federated Farmers to make a firm commitment to reject any future Government funding, after it was revealed that the lobby group had received over $200,000 of payments in recent years. More >>

Key's Restraint in Propping up ACT Welcomed

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the announcement that ACT MP David Seymour will not be appointed as a Minister. More >>

Only Concession is from the Taxpayer

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the confidence and supply agreement reached between John Key and Peter Dunne’s United Future Party, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Council Can't Hike Rates, Wants to Introduce New Ones

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that Aucklanders could face new charges or taxes to fund Len Brown’s $12 billion-plus transport funding gap, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Ministerial Deals Shameful

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is repeating calls for the Prime Minister to explain the Ministerial deals he looks to be doing with his support partners. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Welcome to the Party, Mr Peters

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ press release regarding the Prime Minister considering to offer new Act MP David Seymour a Ministerial position, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Taxpayers Forgotten in Ministerial Horse-Trading

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Prime Minister’s comments reported on Radio New Zealand , that he is considering giving Act MP David Seymour a ministerial role because “When they have more staffing and resources as a result of a junior ministerial role it ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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