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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Taxpayers’ Union applauds Government for meeting Budget Responsibility Targets

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Business, Commerce, English, Fiscal Updates, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Taxpayers’ Union applauds Government for meeting Budget Responsibility Targets

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union applauds Government for meeting Budget Responsibility TargetsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE9 OCTOBER 2018Minister of Finance Hon. Grant Robertson and the Government should be congratulated for remaining on track to meet their self-imposed debt targets, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says “It would have been politically convenient for […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Media Advisory: Union to launch waste report at Parliament tomorrow

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Media Advisory: Union to launch waste report at Parliament tomorrow

Source: Taxpayers Union Union to launch government waste report at Parliament tomorrow9 OCTOBER 2018The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union will be at Parliament tomorrow for an event to launch a report on government waste identified in the last 12 months in both central and local government.Time: 11:00am, Wednesday 10 October (tomorrow)Location: Legislative Council Chamber, ParliamentThe event will […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: OIA reveals oil giant OMV seeking drill extension

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Crude, Dunedin, English, Environment, Exploration, Gas, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oceania, Oil, Open Source Intel, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: OIA reveals oil giant OMV seeking drill extension

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has today revealed that Austrian oil giant OMV has requested an extension to its upcoming drill commitment in the Great South Basin. Greenpeace Climate Campaigner, Kate Simcock, says an Official Information Act (OIA) request has uncovered OMV’s application for the permit extension, which otherwise required it to drill an exploration […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Government should back National’s call for fuel tax repeal

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Government should back National’s call for fuel tax repeal

Source: Taxpayers Union 8 OCTOBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe best solution to the fuel price crisis is the immediate repeal of national and regional fuel tax hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Economicts Joe Ascroft says “When the Government was legislating for fuel tax hikes, we argued that these taxes punish hard-working families – […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Rising temperatures jeopardise life as we know it unless governments take swift action: Oxfam

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Economy, English, Environment, Exploration, fish, Fisheries, Gas, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oil, Open Source Intel, Oxfam New Zealand, Pacific, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Rising temperatures jeopardise life as we know it unless governments take swift action: Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Commenting on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on limiting warming to 1.5C released today, Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts, and the IPCC just showed that things can get much worse. […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: IPCC climate report gives us 10 years to save the world

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Crude, English, Environment, Exploration, Gas, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oil, Open Source Intel, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: IPCC climate report gives us 10 years to save the world

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace says the release of the IPCC’s special report on climate change must shock the world into immediate action to halve the world’s climate emissions in the next 10 years. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that we must limit the world’s temperature increase to 1.5 […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Benefit Sanctions: Help-but-hassle welfare reduces child poverty

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Canada, Culture, Employment, English, Fiscal Updates, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Benefit Sanctions: Help-but-hassle welfare reduces child poverty

Source: Taxpayers Union A new report from the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union shows the success of benefit sanctions, explains why efforts to make life on a benefit easier simply encourage a culture of welfare dependency and fraud, and exposes that more than one third of unemployment and single parent beneficiaries admit to failing on their […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: About that Winter Energy Payment – Mary Mowbray

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Employment, English, Inflation, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Wellington  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: About that Winter Energy Payment – Mary Mowbray

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Why some struggling families miss out on the Government’s Winter Energy Payment over winter, while many over-65s not in need get it automatically? Mary Mowbray, long-time member of Child Poverty Action Groups Wellington contingent says there is definitely a proportion of those who are “not in need.” This week is […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Cross party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill welcomed by children’s advocacy community

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, English, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Politics, Trade, United Nations, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Cross party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill welcomed by children’s advocacy community

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 October 2018 The cross party support for the Child Poverty Reduction Bill is a significant step forward for children and young people in Aotearoa-New Zealand. “It is a great result to have agreement across the House that more needs to be done to ensure all our families can […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Water Plan a start but Govt must ban dairy expansion

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Conservation, Economy, English, Environment, fish, Greenpeace New Zealand, Investment, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Open Source Intel, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Water Plan a start but Govt must ban dairy expansion

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is welcoming the Government’s fresh water work plan as a good step towards clean rivers but criticises it’s lack of immediate action to stop increases in cow numbers and pollution. “The plan is good news for our rivers in the long-term but it is completely missing interim measures to stop […]

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