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CGT a lost opportunity to explore solutions to inequality

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 02:54 PM
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report and acknowledges the huge amount of time, effort and expertise involved in developing a comprehensive Capital Gains Tax (CGT). Read more...

New law represents a historic milestone for social workers

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 01:07 PM
The passing of the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill is being greeted as an historic milestone for the profession of social work by the Public Service Association (PSA). Read more...

ANZASW on Social Work Registration Legislation Bill

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 12:08 PM
The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) recognises that an historic milestone for social work has been reached with the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passing Third Reading by a unanimous vote. Registration of social ... Read more...

Holiday home sector at risk if CGT includes baches

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 11:51 AM
A capital gains tax that included the family bach could have a detrimental impact on the amount of accommodation available for domestic and international visitors, says holiday home management company Bachcare. Read more...

Government seeks public views on charities legislation

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 11:39 AM
The Department of Internal Affairs today launched the government’s public consultation on the Charities Act 2005. Read more...

Prisoners with no toilets at Auckland Prison

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 10:29 AM
The Howard League for Penal Reform has been alerted by a prisoner to a situation at Auckland Prison where prisoners, who are locked in the day room, have no access to toilet facilities. A prisoner from Auckland Prison has written to the Howard League ... Read more...

Grey Power Press Release- Aged Care Commissioner

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 10:24 AM
Grey Power has welcomed the support of media commentator Mark Sainsbury for Grey Power’s long running campaign to have an Aged Care Commissioner appointed. Read more...

Dunne Speaks: Tax Working Group no more than Cullens stooges

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 10:16 AM
So, the details of Labour’s long-awaited capital gains tax have been revealed, and now the speculation begins as to how the government will go about implementing Sir Michael Cullen’s long-cherished dream. One thing that is near certain is that ... Read more...

New water tax is needed for foreign water bottling companies

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 09:50 AM
The environmental impacts of business activities of water bottling in NZ are currently not being considered by “The Tax Working Party” group, as to the environmental impacts these foreign overseas companies are causing to our residential communities ... Read more...

WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA Carbon Offset Initiative

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 09:34 AM
Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has announced a new Carbon Offset initiative as part of its overall Sustainability Programme. Visitors to the next airshow at Easter 2020 will have the option of adding $1 to their ticket price to go toward ... Read more...
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