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Monetary Policy Needs Fiscal Friends

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

In today’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee briefing, the Reserve Bank Governor was questioned by MPs about Government spending and said, “We believe it is putting upward pressure on aggregate demand and hence inflation” in the near-term. ... More >>

Electoral Law Reform: Taxpayer Funding For Political Parties Must Be Nipped In The Bud

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5:07 pm | Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the terms of reference for a new review into electoral laws , the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is calling on politicians to rule out supporting taxpayer funding for political parties. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, "Taxpayer ... More >>

$5m For COVID-19 Participation Awards Is Pure Indulgence

Monday, 23 May 2022, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Budget 2022’s multi-million dollar spend on “service recognition” awards exemplifies the growing fiscal indulgence of the public sector, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . The Budget’s Summary of Initiatives reveals the Department of Prime Minister ... More >>

Govt Playing Dirty With Timing Of New Employment Tax

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government is using dirty tactics as it pushes through enabling legislation to increase PAYE revenue by 10% under the cover of yesterday’s Budget, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to the Income Insurance Scheme (Enabling ... More >>

Budget 2022: How Are We Still Responding To COVID With Arts Grants?

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is almost – but not quite – lost for words over Budget 2022’s announcement of another $185 million in arts and heritage grants. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “We were amazed when the Government decided ... More >>

WTF? Stu Nash Starts A Bank?

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union representatives choked on Treasury’s budget lock up sausage rolls when they discovered Stuart Nash’s announcement that he’s launching an investment bank for business rejected by the banking sector and to appoint government ... More >>

Fuel Tax Relief Extension: A Small Victory For Taxpayers

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Budget 2022’s two-month extension of fuel tax and road user charge relief, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “This is a small but significant victory for taxpayers and will save the average household ... More >>

Budget 2022: The Worst Budget Since Muldoon

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Grant Robertson is the first Minister of Finance since Muldoon to fail to deliver a budget suplus during a time of economic boom, says the Taxpayers’ Union, commenting from today’s Budget 2022 Beehive lockup. “With Government revenues booming, it ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Corrects “Misinformation” On Swarbrick Doco

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union hereby corrects its statements on a documentary about sitting Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick and its claim that the project is set to receive $220,000 of taxpayer money from NZ on Air. An anonymous ‘spokesperson’ ... More >>

Shaw Exploits Climate Confusion To Justify Corporate And Middle Class Welfare

Monday, 16 May 2022, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

James Shaw is exploiting the commentariat’s failure to understand the Emissions Trading Scheme in order to justify costly middle class welfare and handouts for big business, says Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke. On cash for clunkers: ... More >>

NZ On Air Need To Front To Explain $220,000 Of Taxpayer Money For A Hagiography Film About Chlöe Swarbrick

Monday, 16 May 2022, 11:13 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is demanding answers after NZ on Air went to ground and is refusing to front up and explain why it thinks $220,000 of taxpayer money for a film celebrating a sitting MP is acceptable. The Taxpayers’ Union broke the news about ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Calls For Road To Zero Wasteful Spending

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 10:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Waka Kotahi needs to pivot its Road to Zero road safety strategy into a Road to Zero Waste strategy, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Today we learn the transport agency spent almost $10,000 purchasing ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Welcomes ACT’s Plan To Slash The Burden Of The State

Monday, 9 May 2022, 7:04 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the ACT Party’s alternative Budget released today, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams says: “It’s a relief to see a political party significantly challenge the size and role of government. If Christopher Luxon thinks ... More >>

Poll Reveals Distrust Of Taxpayer-funded Media

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 9:27 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Most New Zealanders believe that government funding for private media companies undermines media independence, reveals a new poll commissioned by the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . The scientific poll of 1,000 New Zealanders was carried out by ... More >>

Wealth Tax Will Be Met With Huge Opposition

Monday, 2 May 2022, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union will launch a wide-scale "Protect Your Savings" campaign if Labour decides to introduce a wealth tax. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, "This morning on The AM Show Jacinda Ardern was given multiple opportunities ... More >>

Revised Three Waters Plan Is Worse Than Ever - Dishonestly Framed As ‘ownership’ By Councils

Friday, 29 April 2022, 11:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Government’s revised Three Waters plan announced today, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams says: “The Government is desperately holding up an imagined threat of privatisation to justify its asset grab. Ironically, ... More >>

Kiwi Taxpayers Deserve Free Tickets To Avatar 2

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With the official title and teaser trailer for Avatar 2 now unveiled, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on 20th Century Studios to acknowledge the contribution of New Zealand taxpayers with free tickets. A 25 percent rebate for local spending ... More >>

Boilers For Big Biz: Megan Woods’ Claims Don’t Stack Up

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is challenging Energy Minister Megan Woods’ claim that million-dollar ‘decarbonisation’ grants for the likes of ANZCO, DB Breweries, and Southern Paprika are necessary for those businesses to upgrade energy ... More >>

Peter Williams Joins Taxpayers’ Union Board

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Peter Williams as a board member. Peter has nearly fifty years of experience in the media as a TVNZ news presenter, sports writer, and radio host. Peter says, “It's appropriately coincidental that ... More >>

Cash Rate Hike: Robertson Must U-turn On COVID Spending

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 2:40 pm | Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the 50-basis-point hike in the Official Cash Rate, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: "This move is a delayed effect of the Government’s big-spending, money-printing response to COVID-19." "The ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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