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TPP protesters embarrass New Zealand and themselves

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:53 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says those involved in the ugly scenes outside Sky City should have stayed home and read about the benefits of trade or, better still, gone to work. More >>

Free Press

Monday, 1 February 2016, 3:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

Assisted Dying Debate Intensifies With public submissions to the select committee inquiry on assisted dying closing today, coverage has gone wild. A very balanced piece from Nick Jones at the Herald here . A reader Q&A with David Seymour on ... More >>

Labour chooses votes over education quality

Monday, 1 February 2016, 11:17 am | ACT New Zealand

Since Labour introduced interest free student loans, New Zealand’s Universities have tumbled down the world rankings, and ACT Leader David Seymour says that the two are connected. More >>

Council gets the money and the bag

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 1:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government has let Auckland Council off the hook, gaining no concessions on land supply or rate rises, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Key must follow up rail with education funding

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 1:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

While many will welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement of early funding for the City Rail Link, education infrastructure in the area should not be overlooked, says Epsom MP David Seymour. More >>

Fresh Water and RMA reform: a plan or a blunder?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 11:49 am | ACT New Zealand

“Treaty settlements should be for cash and resources. They must not involve deals over governance arrangements that undermine our democratic institutions.” More >>

Free Press 26/1/16: We're back

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:47 am | ACT New Zealand

We’re Back After a bumper 2015, Free Press is back for an even bigger 2016. This week we invite you to ACT’s 2016 Party Conference. Attendees will see an ACT Party that is rejuvenating and on a roll into the next election. More >>

Baby boomer government lets down a generation

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 9:56 am | ACT New Zealand

The 12th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey is a reminder of how little resolve the Government has applied to fixing a dysfunctional housing market. More >>

Assisted Dying critics must be honest in their campaign

Monday, 18 January 2016, 12:18 pm | ACT New Zealand

Assisted Dying critics must be honest in their campaign David Seymour, ACT Leader said today. More >>

ACT calls for consistent compensation

Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 1:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes the Government’s proposal to pass a marine protection Act, with some reservations. More >>

Auckland Council upends democracy

Friday, 18 December 2015, 10:14 am | ACT New Zealand

Auckland Council has engaged in breathtakingly undemocratic arrogance by foisting zone changes on central Auckland residents a week before Christmas without consultation, says Epsom MP David Seymour. More >>

Seymour supports proposal for school closure

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 2:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour supports the Minister of Education’s proposal to terminate the agreement under which Whangaruru partnership school Te Pūmanawa o te Wairua operates. More >>

Free Press - December 8th

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 8:57 am | ACT New Zealand

As Parliament rises this week your property will be safe for the summer (Auckland readers should still beware of their Council). Government interfering in your life is anathema to Free Press so we will stop emailing you for the summer unless something ... More >>

ACT welcomes removal of criminal sanctions in cartels Bill

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 3:35 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed Government’s decision not to introduce criminal sanctions in the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. Mr Seymour wrote to the Minister’s office about this last year. More >>

ACT will not support National-Maori RMA tinkering

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 2:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealanders were promised RMA reform. What National has worked out with the Maori Party is tinkering,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Funding changes a big win for med students

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 1:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says the Government’s move to give medical students a longer period of loan eligibility is a big win for medical students. More >>

Free Press 30th November

Monday, 30 November 2015, 3:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

Free Press ACT’s regular bulletin Politician of the Year The mysterious but often accurate Wellington politics publication trans-Tasman has named David Seymour politician of the year . We are not getting too carried away as David also won most improved ... More >>

Huge opportunities in tertiary Partnership School sponsorship

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:09 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the introduction of the Education Legislation Bill, which will allow tertiary institutions to apply to sponsor Partnership Schools. More >>

Free Press, November 23 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015, 3:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

The first of two flag referenda has begun. Since the money’s been spent you might as well vote. One thing’s certain, if this one fails no sane Prime Minister will give you the chance again for a very long time. More >>

Minister helpless in breaking Mt Eden promise

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 3:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Settlements’ promise that there would be no change in public access to Mt Eden has proven worthless, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>



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