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    MPs In Depth: Karen Chhour

    MPs In Depth: Karen Chhour

    In this episode of our “MPs in Depth” series, our Researcher Max Salmon interviews newbie ACT Party MP Karen Chhour to discuss the switch to working in parliament, why the Government isn’t walking its talk in regards to child poverty reduction, and the role of ACT in opposition.
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    • 19 min
    Auckland Councillor John Watson on Rates Rises and the Many Other Council Problems

    Auckland Councillor John Watson on Rates Rises and the Many Other Council Problems

    Jordan Williams is joined by Councillor John Watson for a discussion about what's gone so wrong with the supercity. From steep rates rises to overflowing sewerage and problems with the Mayor's office, this brief but ranging discussion is must-listen for those interested in the future of the super city.
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    • 22 min
    Taxpayer Talk: Climate Change Commission delivers the big kahuna – wholesale economic transformation uncoupled to climate change mitigation

    Taxpayer Talk: Climate Change Commission delivers the big kahuna – wholesale economic transformation uncoupled to climate change mitigation

    The Climate Change Commission’s final advice to the Government was released today. Our Executive Director Jordan Williams speaks again to Matt Burgess from the NZ Initiative to discuss the implications. 
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    • 26 min
    Taxpayer Talk: Reacting to Budget 2021

    Taxpayer Talk: Reacting to Budget 2021

    Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams and consulting economist Joe Ascroft both attended the Budget 2021 lock up. Louis asks why they've described it as a major shift in the economic dial to the left. And what's this about another new tax?
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    • 28 min
    Illiberalism, Free Speech and Conservative Values with Simon Bridges

    Illiberalism, Free Speech and Conservative Values with Simon Bridges

    Former opposition leader and National party MP Simon Bridges joins Max on the podcast for a chat about his time in politics, worrying tendencies towards intolerance, and of course tax bracket creep.


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    • 28 min
    MPs in Depth: Tangi Utikere

    MPs in Depth: Tangi Utikere

    Entering parliament as an MP was not how Tangi Utikere imagined 2020 would end at the beginning of that year. However circumstance conspired and Utikere is now the MP for Palmerston North and a member of the Labour Party. In this episode of MPs in Depth, Tangi and Louis discuss politics, running for office, and of course, Tax.
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    • 31 min

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