Employment Headlines

Government Choosing Tax Revenue Over Lives

Press Release – 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 Governments passing of the Customs and Excise (Tobacco … Read more »

$111.5m to support NZers into employment

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2016 invests $111.5 million of operating funding over four years to support more New Zealanders, especially young people, to get off benefits and gain sustainable employment, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says. Read more »

Real wages go backwards for next two years

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders real wages will fall for the next two years as the cost of living outpaces forecast pay rises, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little Read more »

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s Budget

Column – Gordon Campbell

Budgies, so their Wikipedia page says, are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. Which is a reasonably good description of Finance Minister Bill English eighth Budget. Especially when … Read more »

More students but less money

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

The overall cut to tertiary education in this years budget will cause real harm to students, their families, and communities. Read more »

RCSA gives tick to Budget

Press Release – RCSA

The recruitment and labour-hire sector has given a tick to the following measures announced earlier today in the Budget: Read more »

Budget continues a stable platform for business growth

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Media Statement Thursday 26th May 2016 Budget continues a stable platform for business growth, says Chamber Read more »

The Size of the Beast Keeps Growing

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is disappointed that despite todays 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: Read more »

ETS Changes a Tax Hike with Lipstick

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union says the Governments 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 … Read more »

More Corporate Welfare in Budget 2016

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is slamming the Governments Innovate New Zealand initiative, as announced in Budget 2016, as growing the Governments regime of corporate welfare. Read more »

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