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Compulsory te reo would be social engineering

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:39 am | ACT New Zealand

“Kelvin Davis’ push for compulsory Māori in schools shows Labour is deeply committed to social engineering”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Politics in Full Sentences - 15 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019, 5:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

Green Party Minister Julie Anne Genter last week proposed a ‘feebate’ scheme for motor vehicles through which purchasers of cheap, reliable (but higher-emitting) cars will be forced to pay a tax that will help subsidise electric and low-emission ... More >>

Gun 'buyback' pure political theatre

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 10:49 am | ACT New Zealand

"The start of the Government's gun 'buyback' (it never owned them) is another day of political theatre over good policy," according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Auditor-General shows up closed and opaque Government

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 2:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

“A report released by the Auditor-General today is a damning indictment of a Cabinet Minister and confirms Shane Jones was able to play a decisive role in having $4.6 million of taxpayer money given to Manea Footprints of Kupe Cultural Heritage and ... More >>

Strained Police Bear Cost of Rushed Legislation

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:04 am | ACT New Zealand

"ACT's opposition to April's rushed firearm ban is vindicated every day as the fallout of this folly continues and, sadly, our Police are bearing the brunt of it," according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Freebate Electric Vehicle Policy Ignores Existing Subsidy

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 10:56 am | ACT New Zealand

"The Government's proposed electric vehicle 'Freebate' policy ignores the massive subsidies of at least $20,000 for electric vehicles already in place," according to ACT Leader David Seymour More >>

Horse Shot from Under Fair Pay Agreements

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 10:16 am | ACT New Zealand

"The horse has been shot from under the Government's Fair Pay Agreement policy with new data showing the problem they're supposed to resolve doesn't exist," says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Government uses gun owners for cheap political theatre

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 4:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s latest PR stunt uses the gun community as a means of cheap political theatre”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Wellbeing Budget delivers for world’s richest man

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 12:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern’s vaunted Wellbeing Budget will improve the fortunes of the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, but taxpayers will lose out”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Politics in Full Sentences – 1 July 2019

Monday, 1 July 2019, 4:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

Last week, the End of Life Choice Bill passed its Second Reading by a margin of 70 to 50. David Seymour gave up a ministerial role in the Key/English Government to continue to sponsor this legislation. Why? Because ACT exists to improve public policy, ... More >>

ACT would repeal plastic bag ban, introduce clean up levy

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 5:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT would repeal the ban on single-use plastic bags and introduce a small levy to help clean up international waterways”, Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Justice Minister confirms ACT’s fears on hate speech

Friday, 28 June 2019, 12:39 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Justice Minister’s admission this morning that he wants to follow the United Kingdom and strengthen our hate speech laws confirms ACT’s fears about the Government’s review of the law”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Housing needs a single Minister, end to KiwiBuild

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government needs a single Housing Minister with a singular focus on reforming red tape, land supply, and properly funding infrastructure”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Why did ACC provide gun buyback funding?

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 10:31 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACC’s financial contribution to the gun buyback relies on dubious evidence and breaches the law by failing to use taxpayer money in a cost-effective way”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Police Minister’s contempt for gun owners, experts continues

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 3:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Police Minister has continued his supremely arrogant approach to the gun buyback scheme, confirming in Parliament today that experts had just five hours to price every banned gun in New Zealand”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Is a lobbyist running the reshuffle?

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 9:38 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister needs to give a categorical assurance that close adviser, former chief of staff, and lobbyist GJ Thompson is not playing a role in the Cabinet reshuffle process”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Politics in Full Sentences – 24 June 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019, 3:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

Politics in Full Sentences is ACT’s new weekly essay. It is also a weekly podcast. You can listen to the first two episodes here . This week, we look at freedom and the media. More >>

Prime Minister hid communications with GJ Thompson

Sunday, 23 June 2019, 5:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister has failed to disclose her communications with lobbyist GJ Thompson, raising further questions about her ongoing relationship with her former chief of staff”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Election day changes will promote a slobocracy

Friday, 21 June 2019, 10:49 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s proposed electoral law changes will promote a slobocracy”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Govt's offer to gun owners unfair, risks public safety

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 11:21 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government risks creating a large black market by offering gun owners less than fair market value for newly-banned firearms and by putting political theatre above public safety”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

 

 

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