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    MPs in Depth: Hamish Campbell

    MPs in Depth: Hamish Campbell

    This week on Taxpayer Talk is another episode in our MPs in Depth podcast series where we get to know Parliament's new MPs. In this episode, Jordan sat down with National Party MP, Dr Hamish Campbell. Hamish reclaimed the previously safe National seat of Ilam at the 2023 election, following it turning red for the first time in 2020. Prior to entering Parliament, Hamish has been a medical researcher and university lecturer using his Bachelor's degree in genetics and PhD in viruses and can...

    • 29 min
    Taxpayer Talk: Economist Dr Eric Crampton gives his post-Budget analysis

    Taxpayer Talk: Economist Dr Eric Crampton gives his post-Budget analysis

    This week on our podcast is a special post-Budget analysis with New Zealand Initiative Chief Economist, Eric Crampton.To support Taxpayer Talk, click hereIf you have any comments, questions or suggestions, feel free to email podcast@taxpayers.org.nz Support the Show.

    • 23 min
    Taxpayer Talk: Economist Cameron Bagrie gives his post-Budget analysis

    Taxpayer Talk: Economist Cameron Bagrie gives his post-Budget analysis

    This week on our podcast is a special post-Budget analysis with Bagrie Economics Lead Economist, Cameron Bagrie.To support Taxpayer Talk, click hereIf you have any comments, questions or suggestions, feel free to email podcast@taxpayers.org.nz Support the Show.

    • 32 min
    Taxpayer Talk: Eric Crampton on the growth in Government and Structural Deficit

    Taxpayer Talk: Eric Crampton on the growth in Government and Structural Deficit

    This week on our podcast is a special Budget edition with our friend from the New Zealand Initiative, Eric Crampton.Eric is the Initiative’s Chief Economist and provides a much welcome voice of reason to counter some the economic illiteracy often espoused by politicians. In this episode, Eric and Jordan discuss what they think the Government should focus on in the budget and what they need to do to wind back the spending that was ratcheted up by Grant Robertson over COVID.Whether it’s spendin...

    • 33 min
    MPs in Depth: Tom Rutherford

    MPs in Depth: Tom Rutherford

    This week on Taxpayer Talk is another episode in our MPs in Depth podcast series where we get to know Parliament's new MPs. In this episode, Connor sat down with National Party MP, Tom Rutherford. Tom was elected as the MP for the Bay of Plenty at the 2023 General Election. Prior to entering Parliament, Tom had worked for the National Party, in local government and also had volunteered as a firefighter in his local community. Tom is also a keen cricketer, rugby referee and hockey umpire. As o...

    • 33 min
    MPs in Depth: James Meager

    MPs in Depth: James Meager

    This week on Taxpayer Talk is another episode in our MPs in Depth podcast series where we get to know Parliament's new MPs. In this episode, Connor sat down with National Party MP, James Meager. James was elected as the MP for Rangitata at the 2023 General Election, reclaiming the seat from Labour with a significant majority. James is a Lawyer and also has a Bachelor of Arts. James made national headlines following his maiden speech where he spoke of his early life growing up as a Māori boy i...

    • 32 min

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