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Government pulls pin on Clinton Foundation funding

Published: Tue 8 Oct 2019 01:54 PM
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BREAKING: Government finally pulls pin on controversial Clinton Foundation funding
8 OCTOBER 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the Government has halted its funding of Clinton Foundation subsidiary the “Clinton Health Initiative”. This follows nearly three years of campaigning on the issue by the Taxpayers’ Union.
Welcoming the Government’s decision to halt its previous arrangement with the Clinton Health Access Initiative early, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
“New Zealand taxpayers, to date, have shovelled more than $10 million to the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Had the Government continued to make payments in accordance with the grant agreement, taxpayers would have been on the hook for millions more.”
“Soon after Hillary Clinton lost the Presidential election to Donald Trump, many western nations that were funding this diplomatic rort pulled out. Australia stopped its funding in late 2016, but New Zealand was one of the few to continue the claim that the funding was for genuine aid.”
“Taxpayers will celebrate the decision to finally stop using NZ Aid money to fund this scandal-plagued charity.  So too will the nearly 7,000 Kiwis who signed our petition for this to happen.”
The Official Information Act response confirming the Government's decision can be viewed atwww.taxpayers.org.nz/.
ENDS
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