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Government Choosing Tax Revenue Over Lives

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:41 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that the only justification for failure to legalise the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes is to protect tax revenue from the sale of traditional fags. In response to the Government’s passing of the Customs and Excise (Tobacco ... More >>

The Size of the Beast Keeps Growing

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is disappointed that despite today’s Budget showing healthy numbers the Government has failed to give any indication of when New Zealanders can expect tax relief. Taxpayers’ Union Chairman, John Bishop, says: More >>

ETS Changes a Tax Hike with Lipstick

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says the Government’s decision to double the price of emissions of some businesses amounts to a tax hike on business and employment which will see consumers pay more. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

More Corporate Welfare in Budget 2016

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Government’s “Innovate New Zealand” initiative, as announced in Budget 2016, as growing the Government’s regime of corporate welfare. More >>

More Money, Few Solutions for Housing Crisis

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government is throwing good money after bad regarding the extra $100 million boost to develop Auckland housing as announced in Budget 2016 according to the Taxpayers’ Union. Its Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Kiwirail or Kiwifail?

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“Another Budget another huge cheque from the taxpayer for KiwiRail”, says Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams reacting to today’s $190.2 million capital injection into KiwiRail announced in Budget 2016. More >>

Smoking Tax Hike Morally Questionable

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling the Government’s decision to hike taxes on smokers by 10% per year for the next four years as morally questionable. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, says: More >>

TU Wishes All New Zealanders a Happy Tax Freedom Day

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 11:10 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today is 2016 “Tax Freedom Day”. At 11:12am this morning the average New Zealanders will stop working for the government and for the first time this year begin working for themselves. More >>

Government More Interested in Tourists than Homelessness

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling Steven Joyce’s “Project Palace” (yes that is really what he is calling it ) the National Party’s version of a planned economy. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Tax Freedom Day 2016 This Thursday (Budget Day)

Monday, 23 May 2016, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Budget Day 2016 this Thursday is also this year’s “Tax Freedom Day” the first day New Zealanders stop working for the government. According to OECD figures general government total outlays are now equivalent to 40% of the economy meaning that from11:12am ... More >>

Government Should Adopt Labour's Urban Boundary Policy

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has launched an online petition calling on the Government to increase housing supply by immediately adopting the Labour Party’s policy to abolish Auckland Council’s urban boundary. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, ... More >>

Labour Policy Welcomed

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 1:08 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the call by Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Phil Twyford, for the Government to remove Auckland’s urban growth boundary to allow the city to expand. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, ... More >>

National Government Creating More Welfare Bums

Monday, 16 May 2016, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is warning that the latest spending announcement from the Government will create more corporate welfare bums and lock recipients into a cycle of Government dependency. Responding to the announcement that the Government will ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Welcome WCC Seeing Sense on Living Wage

Friday, 13 May 2016, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Wellington City Council’s backdown on implementing a ‘living wage’ requirement for its contractors after the Wellington Chamber of Commerce threatened legal action over the move. Taxpayers’ UnionExecutive Director, ... More >>

Film Shows Govt Needs to Wake up to Vaping

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Following the world premiere in Wellington last night of the documentary, A Billion Lives, the Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to recognise the harm reduction benefits of legalising the sale of nicotine-infused e-cigarettes as a better ... More >>

National Should Stop Pretending It Stands For Lower Taxes

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is fuming that Finance Minister Bill English has ruled out tax cuts as part of this month’s Budget, and has suggested to a business audience in Wellington that the oft-flaunted reductions in tax may be some years off. Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Little Should Ask Shearer About Moral Issues

Monday, 9 May 2016, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that Andrew Little ought to be asking former humanitarian, worker David Shearer, about the legitimate reasons foreign nationals use New Zealand trusts. More >>

Cigarette Related Crime Spree No Surprise

Friday, 6 May 2016, 11:34 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is saddened but not surprised that high excise taxes on tobacco are a contributing factor in the recent spate of dairy robberies as reported in today’s NZ Herald. More >>

New Plymouth Asset Management Failure "Scary"

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling the lack of internal controls at New Plymouth District Council as "scary", following the revelation that New Zealand’s largest concrete company has not been paying a New Plymouth District Council land ... More >>

Yule Lobbies for Professional Politicians, Ignores Ratepayer

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says the Local Government NZ head, Lawrence Yule, is showing his true colours in lobbying for the interests of professional politicians to the detriment of ratepayers and those who pay him. Responding to Mr Yule’s support ... More >>

 

 

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