Employment Headlines

PSA supports independent inquiry into MoT fraud

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi supports calls for an independent inquiry into how the Ministry of Transport handled a fraudulent employee. Read more »

Hospitality sector set to benefit from immigration policy

Press Release – Lane Neave

The visa landscape has changed in the South Island following the introduction of Immigration New Zealands new policy. Read more »

Silver lining to skills shortage

Press Release – Service IQ

Now, six of New Zealands regions have solid data for decision making as well as some concrete actions to help solve the problem. ServiceIQ has released Regional Roadmaps and Action Plans for Northland, Bay of Plenty, Queenstown-Lakes and Otago … Read more »

At 1:43pm today Kiwis finally stop working for the gov’t

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Today is 2017 Tax Freedom Day. At 1:43pm the average New Zealanders will stop working for the government and for the first time this year begin working for themselves. Jordan Williams, Taxpayers Union Executive Director, said, “Tax Freedom Day … Read more »

WTF: Even VUW are calling for tax cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Professor Norman Gemmell, Chair in Public Finance at Victoria University of Wellington, has today called on Steven Joyce to simplify income taxes and provide tax relief. Hear hear, says the Taxpayers Union . Read more »

Students release Budget wishlist

Press Release – NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students Associations (NZUSA) has released a list of changes it says will begin to restore access to tertiary education ahead of this Thursdays Government Budget announcement. The desired changes come amid findings … Read more »

Company fined for incident that left a man a tetraplegic

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Disregard for employee health and safety left a worker a tetraplegic, and resulted in a total of $386,300 in fines and reparation for a horticultural company and its director in the Pukekohe District Court today. Read more »

Talking about tax minus the spin this Budget week

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is proud to present Progressive Thinking: ten perspectives on tax, an edited booklet featuring ten leading authors, academics and campaigners writing on a broad range of topics on tax policy in theory and practice. Read more »

Total lifetime tax bill for average NZ household $1.48m

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

As Steven Joyce prepares to deliver his first budget on Thursday, the Taxpayers Union can reveal that the average household pays $1.48 million in tax over a lifetime – equivalent to 15 years of earnings. Read more »

Q+A: Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei

Press Release – TVNZ

The Green Party announces budget for all mothers Parents need more time and more money to be able to do a great job of taking care of their kids, said Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei. Speaking to Greg Boyed on Q+A this morning Ms … Read more »

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