NEW ZEALAND TAXPAYERS’ UNION

NEW ZEALAND TAXPAYERS’ UNION

New Zealand

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ABOUT

The mission of New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is to give taxpayers a voice in the corridors of power, to educate New Zealanders against excessive and wasteful government spending, to scrutinize government spending, and to publicize government waste.

Major programs for this organization include: Waste Watch; Bribe-O-Meter

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GIBBS FELLOWS SHINE AT THINK TANK MBA

Prior to Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2018, 21 individuals from 18 countries gathered together for Think Tank MBA (TTMBA). Participants learned valuable skills in strategic planning, sharpened leadership skills, and honed fundraising abilities. Among these 21 individuals were three Gibbs Fellows, whose attendance was sponsor...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: JORDAN WILLIAMS

The Smith Fellowship, one of the hallmark programs of Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy, brings up-and-coming leaders from around the world to Washington, D.C., where they receive varied training in marketing, fundraising, management, and other relevant skills needed for getting nascent think tanks off the ground. A recent alu...

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EXPOSING CORPORATE ‘WELFARE BUMS’ IN NEW ZEALAND

Corporate welfare is an enormous barrier to entry for entrepreneurs who have innovative and competitive new ideas, but don’t have the same political clout as established businesses. The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union (NZTU) has called for an end to corporate welfare for years, and its recent study, “Welfare Bums: Adding up the cos...

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DEBUNKING CORPORATE WELFARE DEFENDERS IN NEW ZEALAND

Politicians often gain support from economically powerful interests by providing select businesses and industries with special deals and corporate welfare. The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has been calling attention to government giveaways of taxpayer funds to fast food franchises, hairdressers, movie theaters, and more by the c...

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THINK TANK MBA TRAINING BRINGS TOGETHER WORLDWIDE FREE-MARKET LEADERS

Working toward a free society can often seem like an uphill battle, but that struggle is shared by Atlas Network partners across the globe. They all have valuable ideas and proven strategies for success to learn and to share with each other. Think Tank MBA (TTMBA), Atlas Network’s flagship training program within Atlas Leadershi...

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WHY A SUGAR TAX WON’T END OBESITY

In order to clarify false information recently made by campaigners for a new sugar tax in New Zealand, Atlas Network partner the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has released a report aimed at correcting these claims. Titled “Fizzed Out: Why a Sugar Tax Won’t Curb Obesity,” the report takes a detailed look at the purported effective...

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