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    Damien Grant on Oranga Tamariki

    Damien Grant on Oranga Tamariki

    Jordan is joined by Damien Grant for a concerning discussion on the implications of the recent 'Moana' case that was the subject of Damien's recent column published in Stuff. They talk about ideology within Oranga Tamariki, judicial interference by a chief executive and the concerning silence from legal watchdogs. 
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    • 25 min
    Taxpayer Talk: Will congestion charging turn into a tax grab?

    Taxpayer Talk: Will congestion charging turn into a tax grab?

    A Parliamentary select committee has unanimously recommend a charge on motorists entering central Auckland at peak hours. Louis is joined by National MP Christopher Luxon to discuss whether the revenues will be used to cut fuel tax, or if they will be raided by greedy councils.
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    • 15 min
    Three Waters with Mayor Bruce Smith

    Three Waters with Mayor Bruce Smith

    As part of our continuing discussion on the subject, Jordan and Bruce sit down for a chat about the now infamous Three Waters reforms. Topics include that patronising television ad, the government's reasoning for why reform is needed and the growing groundswell among Mayors and ratepayers in opposition to the reforms.
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    • 25 min
    Three Waters with ACT MP Simon Court

    Three Waters with ACT MP Simon Court

    What could be the downside to centralising our water infrastructure and allocating 50% ownership to Iwi? 

    Today on Taxpayer Talk Jordan is joined by ACT MP Simon Court for a discussion about the consequences of the 'Three Waters' proposal and what ACT would do differently.
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    • 24 min
    Dr Oliver Hartwich on the consequences of lockdown and civil liberties

    Dr Oliver Hartwich on the consequences of lockdown and civil liberties

    Jordan Williams is joined by the New Zealand Initiative director Oliver Hartwich for this episode of Taxpayer Talk. They discuss the impact lockdown is having on New Zealand, the similarities and lessons to be drawn from history and what the likely effects will be on our country's future.
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    • 47 min
    Professor Robert MacCulloch on 'Aoteanomics'

    Professor Robert MacCulloch on 'Aoteanomics'

    Louis is joined by Professor Robert MacCulloch of Auckland University to discuss the rapid growth of 'Wellbeing Economics'. The pair discuss who is pushing the agenda, what it gets right, what it gets wrong and what it means for Kiwis moving forwards.
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