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Photos: TPP Rally At Government House

Article – Olex Sydor Photos from today’s Wellington rally to hand over a petition to the Governor-General on the TPP at Government House. [ Press release ] Photos: TPP Rally At Government House Photos from today’s Wellington rally to hand over a petition to the Governor-General on the TPP at Government House. [Press release] Photos by Olex Sydor. After the petition handover. Earlier… ******** Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Post-cabinet press conference: Online purchase GST and TPPA

Article – Jeremy Wilkinson and Megan Gattey Applying GST to online purchases was the main focus of this afternoons post-cabinet press conference in Wellington.Post-cabinet press conference: Online purchase GST and TPPA Photo: Jeremy Wilkinson Applying GST to online purchases was the main focus of this afternoon’s post-cabinet press conference in Wellington. Currently purchasers of online goods only have to pay GST if their order is more than $400. “I think you should have to pay for online services. There are about 12 jurisdictions around the world that do that, including Europe. I completely understand why people want to buy online. I just think it should be even and fair with New Zealand retailers.” In simple terms, Key said paying GST in advance meant there would be no reason for items to be held up at the border. The government would like to be able to apply GST to both services and goods, but it will take longer to implement the goods aspect because the officials need to work through the logistics, he said. “We want to ultimately be able to apply GST to services and goods. Netflix and iTunes users will soon be charged GST for the services, but Key said this could not be called a “new” tax. “New Zealanders have always paid GST. The only change is that the purchasing is happening online.” Key also discussed the...

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Anti-TPPA protest in Wellington (with photos)

Article – Megan Gattey More than one thousand protesters marched on Parliament to voice their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal in Wellington this afternoon.Anti-TPPA protest in Wellington (with photos) Story and photos by Megan Gattey Protesters marching down Lambton Quay. More than one thousand protesters marched on Parliament to voice their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal in Wellington this afternoon. The protest marked the end of the TPPA Action Week, in which thousands of people around the country banded together to protest the TPPA. The march started at Midland Park at 1pm and ended at Parliament. Wellington anti-TPPA protest #TPPA #wellington pic.twitter.com/yvAFJ9I1Qv — Megan Gattey (@megangattey) August 15, 2015 President of the Tertiary Education Unit Sandra Grey spoke to the protesters at Midland Park. “I think we should tell these jokers to walk away,” she said. “This deal has been in negotiation since 2005. It has been in negotiation behind closed doors.” Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati of the Mana Party also spoke to the protesters before the march. She said signing the deal would be nothing short of treason. Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati of the Mana Party speaks at Midland Park. “They know in the light of day this would be voted down,” she said. It’s Our Future spokesman Edward Miller said the group’s message was simple: “TPPA Walk Away”. “This deal is not in New Zealand’s...

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Post-Cab Presser: Foreign buyers register, TPP and SERCO

Article – Jeremy Wilkinson and Megan Gattey At a press conference today in Wellington, John Key discussed the foreign buyers register as well as the TPP and Serco.Post-Cabinet Press Conference on foreign buyers register, TPP and SERCO At a press conference today in Wellington, John Key discussed the foreign buyers register as well as the TPP and Serco. Key was questioned whether a stamp tax might be a tool to deal with foreign buyers. “That would depend on the country involved and the fair trade agreements (FTA) we have in place there, or a double tax agreement.” “It is a tool we have available in some cases, but not in all.” He said more information would need to be collected as to how information in a foreign buyers register would be sampled before looking at options such as a stamp duty. “Dealing with non-resident taxpayers is different from dealing with actual residents,” Key said. Key also said he was not opposed to the foreign buyers register, but noted that different people’s definitions of a what a register contains would vary. “If it is truly a register, you would have to record when it was on-sold.” Key said he would not support a ban on foreign buyers. “It is not justified nor terribly effective.” If New Zealand really wanted to stop non-tax residents buying property, Key said a far more...

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PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 17 November 2014

Article – The Scoop Team The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: The governmental, independent and other departmental inquiries into the Philip Smith incident Roger Suttons resignation as Chief Executive of CERA owing to sexual harassment The APEC East … PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 17 November 2014 Scoop Audio+Video by The Scoop Team The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • The governmental, independent and other departmental inquiries into the Philip Smith incident • Roger Sutton’s resignation as Chief Executive of CERA owing to sexual harassment • The APEC East Asia summit and the G20 • New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea • TPP talks and the dairy industry • Upcoming legislation around passport cancellation • Concerns about the global economic outlook raised at the G20 • Representatives of the air forces of Five Eyes nations currently in New Zealand • The role of SAS troops in Iraq • The CAA investigation into Gerry Brownlee ******* Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either MP3 format or in OGG format. <!– ******* [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHI1vCe5E7U&w=420&h=315] –> ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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