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How Much Was Spent Telling Us We Enjoy Sport?

Saturday, 17 March 2018, 3:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Sport Minister Grant Robertson needs to reveal how much taxpayer money was spent on research that shows Kiwis ‘value’ sport”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Why is Hipkins Hiding the Final Charter Schools Report?

Friday, 16 March 2018, 11:50 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is questioning why Education Minister Chris Hipkins is suppressing the final Martin Jenkins evaluation of charter schools. More >>

Police Commissioner Must Resign

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Police Commissioner had a chance to take responsibility for his officers breaking the law and, having ducked the issue, is not fit for office,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Seymour Welcomes Operation Painter Findings

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:30 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the findings of the Privacy Commissioner’s investigation into Operation Painter. More >>

ACT Forces Tobacco Tax Backdown

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 10:11 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Associate Health Minister’s backdown on tobacco taxes. "Just two weeks ago, Jenny Salesa was neglecting her basic ministerial duties by not answering written parliamentary questions on tobacco taxes. ... More >>

Young Labour Incident: Has Obstruction of Justice Occurred

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 5:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Labour Party has relied on reviews for every real and imagined problem it faces, from housing to education to mental health, however using a review to duck responsibility for the Young Labour scandal is a new low. The questions it needs to ask are actually ... More >>

Cut Corporate Welfare Before Going After ‘Rich Pricks’

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 1:56 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government should be focussed on reducing wasteful spending before introducing new taxes", says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour Must Refer Youth Wing Incident to Police

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 7:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has challenged the Labour Party to refer allegations that minors were drinking alcohol at a Young Labour camp to Police. More >>

Phil Twyford Should Get Off Twitter and Replace RMA

Monday, 12 March 2018, 4:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Phil Twyford needs to end his petty Twitter spat with Judith Collins and team up with Environment Minister David Parker to replace the Resource Management Act”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. "While Phil and Judith are trading insults online, ... More >>

Fees-Free’s Fatal Flaw

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 7:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Chris Hipkins has confirmed the Government will this year waste about $38 million of taxpayer money on its flagship fees-free policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

History Suggests Adams Will Disappoint

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 12:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

Now that Amy Adams has been promoted to be National’s Finance Spokesperson, here are a few predictions based on recent history. Dealing with Superannuation By 2060, New Zealand will have 1.7 million superannuitants, or 27 per cent of the population. ... More >>

ACT Leader Pays Tribute to Old Foe

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 3:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has today acknowledged Steven Joyce’s contribution to New Zealand politics. “If Steven Joyce didn’t exist, we’d have to invent a new arch-enemy. Who else could sell Jim Anderton-esque corporate welfare and Soviet-style ... More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 8:26 am | ACT New Zealand

The New Government’s Worst Legislation So Far Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee sat for most of last week, including all day Fridayin Auckland. We’re not complaining, but the reason is interesting. The Overseas Investment Amendment ... More >>

Will Labour Repeat Nats’ Fail Mark on NCEA?

Sunday, 4 March 2018, 2:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The New Zealand Initiative's new report Spoiled By Choice is a severe indictment on the National Party, whose targets for NCEA pass rates severely distorted the system, and a massive challenge for Labour, who are now promising change", says ACT ... More >>

Submissions on End of Life Choice Closing Soon

Friday, 2 March 2018, 1:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

The chance for New Zealanders to submit their opinions on the End of Life Choice Bill closes midnight on Tuesday 6 March. “Over 14,000 submissions have been received by Parliament’s Justice Committee with four more days to go,” says ACT Leader ... More >>

SaveCharterSchools: Submissions Open, Over 2500 Sign

Friday, 2 March 2018, 10:38 am | ACT New Zealand

The #SaveCharterSchools campaign is well underway with submissions now open on the Bill to scrap charter schools and over 2500 New Zealanders signing the petition to save them in just a couple of weeks. “Chris Hipkins and the teachers’ unions ... More >>

Govt Would Rather Debate Sport Than Human Rights

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 2:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The Government has shamefully ignored the plight of white South African farmers who will be forced off their land by their government, choosing instead to debate the Olympics", says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Seymour to Veto Olympic Debate in Tit for Tat over S. Africa

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 12:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Parliament’s priorities are seriously warped as it seeks to congratulate our Winter Olympians while ignoring the fact that South Africa’s new president wishes to steal white farmers’ land”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Govt Easily Blunts Nats’ Corporate Welfare Attack

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 2:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

“This afternoon, we witnessed in striking terms that National is no longer a credible voice for taxpayers”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Bridges/Jones Corporate Welfare Machine Stutters

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 8:21 am | ACT New Zealand

“Expect three years of fraud and waste as politicians desperately seek to buy votes and businesses clamour to get their hands on $3 billion of funds", says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>



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