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Last Hurrah on the Taxpayer

Published: Thu 23 Oct 2014 03:07 PM
Last Hurrah on the Taxpayer
23 OCTOBER 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding to the NZ Herald report that Hone Harawira spent up $54,000 on the taxpayer in his last three months as an MP, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
“It is absolutely disgraceful that an MP managed to rack up a bill of $54,020 in just three months. Worse, we understand that a large proportion of the amount was incurred after it became clear Mr Harawira had lost his seat.”
“It is also disappointing to see that National couldn’t keep disgraced MP Claudette Hauiti away from taxpayer funds right up to the end. Parties need to keep a better eye on their MPs spending, especially those who have been ushered to the exit and have nothing to lose.”
“It is no wonder the public are suspicious about MP perks when there are these sorts of abuses."
ENDS
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
New Zealand's grassroots campaign for lower taxes and less government waste
The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is an independent activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. It's here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their tax dollar. New Zealanders are invited to join and donate at http://taxpayers.org.nz
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