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Taxpayers' Union Lay Complaint with Speaker

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Taxpayers' Union Lay Complaint with Speaker

24 JULY 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Taxpayers’ Union has written to Parliament's Speaker, the Rt. Hon. David Carter, asking him to step in and investigate the claims on the WhaleOil blog that taxpayers’ money is being improperly used for Mana Party election campaign hoardings.

Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:

“The rules governing Parliamentary funding are explicit. Using taxpayers’ money for election purposes is not on.”

“We have written to the Speaker asking him to investigate. Taxpayers need assurance that their hard earned dollars aren't being siphoned into Hone Harawira election campaign."

"Taxpayers are sick of politicians flouting the rules. It's time for the Parliament to come under the Official Information Act so taxpayers can know what their money is being used for.”

ENDS


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