Taxpayer Funded Groups Need More Transparency
Taxpayer Funded Groups Need More
Union backs New Zealand First leader Winston Peters in
his call for an inquiry into South Auckland Social Services
Trust, Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau. Jordan Williams,
Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union,
"It is always concerning to hear reports of
alleged financial irregularities when taxpayers' money is at
stake. The serious allegations must be looked into without
“Unlike government agencies, these non-profit
groups are not required to comply with the Official
Information Act. This means that too often taxpayer money
disappears into a void."
"The public need assurance that
money is not being wasted or misspent."
“We call on the
Government to commit to reform of the Official Information
Act so that it covers these sorts of
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Gaza.Scoop: UNRWA School, Ambulances Attacked - Gaza MOH
The Ministry of Health Gaza expresses its horror and outrage at the latest Israeli massacre moments ago at an UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons in Beit Hanoun. Ten people have been killed and there is a large number of wounded. More>>
On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.
This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.
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