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Taxpayers' Union to Pursue Public Funding

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 9:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has announced its intention to pursue taxpayer-funding to support its advocacy of value for money from every tax dollar. Taxpayers’ UnionExecutive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Government Should Stop Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to abandon its KiwiSaver HomeStart programme and instead tackle the regulatory taxes strangling the housing market. Boosted entitlements to the first home buyers subsidy programme come into effect ... More >>

Blakeley Drinking Too Much CIA Kool-Aid

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that today’s comments by Auckland’s Chief Planning Officer , Dr Roger Blakeley, suggest that he is aloof to Auckland ratepayers' strong objection to the Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) requirements in the Proposed Auckland ... More >>

SSC Pay Hike Makes MPs Look Selfless

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the Dominion Post report that average salaries at the State Services Commission hit $126,000 in 2014, up $13,000 in a year and 15 per cent more than any other department, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

New 'Buy-Election' Policies Added to Northland Bribe-O-Meter

Monday, 23 March 2015, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand First is the big mover in the Taxpayers’ Union Northland 'Bribe-O-Meter' following another week of policy announcements on the campaign trail. The total cost to taxpayers of the by-election promises currently sit at $63.5 million for National ... More >>

Response to Feroz Ali Resignation

Friday, 20 March 2015, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to this afternoon's resignation of the Chair of the Auckland Council's Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel, Feroz Ali, and his damming comments that the Panel 'lacks legitimacy' and is a 'waste of money', Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, ... More >>

Northland Port Doesn't Want Winston's Rail Link

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that Winston Peters has never visited, nor spoken to the management of the port company his key Northland by-election promise is framed around. Mr Peters announced soon after his Northland campaign launch that his party ... More >>

Northland Bribe-O-Meter Update

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

National is still trailing but catching up with NZ First on the Taxpayers' Union Northland by-election "Bribe-O-Meter". The Union has this afternoon updated the figures to take account of Simon Bridges' announcement regarding the Akerama ... More >>

MPS' Actions Confirm Stereotypes

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 8:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that political parties currently voting under urgency for a half-baked policy on MPs’ remuneration confirms all the negative stereotypes taxpayers hold about their elected representatives. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson, ... More >>

Rainbow Panel Will Cost Pot of Gold

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:56 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the report that Aucklanders may soon have a new ‘Rainbow panel’ at a cost of nearly $120,000 per year, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Perk Proposal a Bridge Too Far

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to withdraw Hon. Simon Bridges’ Supplementary Order Paper that would nearly double the value of international travel perks for former MPs. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Ratepayers Fund Assistance to Auckland Council Accounts

Friday, 13 March 2015, 8:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Auckland ratepayers have paid for an external image consultant to provide ‘Brand Me’ training to back-office accounting staff inside the Auckland Council. More >>

Freeze MPs’ Pay While Omnishambles is Fixed

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Speculation that Labour and the Greens are unlikely to support linking MPs' pay increases to those offered to public servants, means that MPs' pay should be frozen while a long-term solution is consulted on, says the Taxpayers' Union . More >>

Government Undermining SOE Act with Solid Energy Indemnity

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the reports that Solid Energy made a loss of $182 million this year, and that the Government has indemnified the company’s directors, Taxpayers’ UnionExecutive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Bribe-O-Meter Relaunched for Northland by-Election

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is today proudly relaunching its election Bribe-O-Meter to keep track of politicians’ pork-barrel promises in the lead up to Northland’s by-election. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: “While ... More >>

MPs' Pay Reform a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Politicians are trying to pull the wool over New Zealand taxpayers in relation to MP pay reform, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Figures show that had the proposed policy changes been in place since National came into office, MPs’ pay ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Suspects Northland Pork Barrel Offerings

Monday, 9 March 2015, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the $32 - $69 million policy pledge announced by National Party by-election candidate, Mark Osborne, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: “Taxpayers’ money for roading infrastructure should be used in areas where ... More >>

Dunne And McClay Must Front up

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 11:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Labour Party revenue spokesperson, Clayton Cosgrove’s, challenge to former and current Revenue Ministers Peter Dunne and Todd McClay over the IRD’s child support cost blowout. Yesterday the Taxpayers’ Union alerted ... More >>

Massive IRD Cost Blowout for Child Support Changes

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:07 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling a cost blowout by the IRD a shambles, highlighting official documents that show that taxpayers are in line to cop at least $163 million to roll back the 2013 reforms to the Child Support system. Executive Director of ... More >>

John Key Presents Clayton Solution to MP Pay

Monday, 2 March 2015, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act in relation to MPs' pay, but is slamming the use of Parliamentary urgency to avoid the public getting an opportunity to have their say. Taxpayers’ UnionExecutive ... More >>

 

 

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