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Free Press 13/04/2015

Monday, 13 April 2015, 1:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

It’s Catching Vernon Small of the Dom Post says ACT’s call to index tax brackets to inflation is a ‘canny policy.’ The only real downside? “Let's face it, when it comes to vote-harvesting, drip fed tax cuts will never beat a multi-billion dollar ... More >>

Let's introduce a Railtax

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 12:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s largesse into rail is so big it deserves its own tax, the Railtax, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Online harassment requires more enforcement, not more laws

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 1:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

The case of an Indian student being defamed and threatened online is an indictment of flawed police practice, not existing legislation, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: Outstanding Performance

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 3:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

Over the weekend, David Seymour used an interview on TVNZ’s Q+A to outline ACT’s relevance. Correspondence has poured in saying it is his best performance yet. It’s still online here . More >>

Judges get it right on third strike

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 11:44 am | ACT New Zealand

“Victims of sexual and violent crime have won a victory following the 12 year sentence handed to a repeat sex offender under ACT’s three strikes law,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

National looks after everyone but taxpayers

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 1:50 pm | ACT New Zealand

“National is parading its indexation of welfare payments while refusing to do the same with tax brackets,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Time to extinguish Auckland Council's fireplace ban for good

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 4:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

Auckland Council’s attempts to ban or restrict open domestic fireplaces keep resurfacing, usually to be beaten back by public objection. It’s like driving a stake through the heart of Dracula – the Council keeps coming back. Their Regulatory and By-laws ... More >>

Another burden off students’ backs

Monday, 30 March 2015, 5:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

Four years after ACT’s private members bill to free students from compulsory unionism became law, students may be relieved of another burden, according to David Cunliffe. More >>

Don’t Cry for Me Aotearoa

Monday, 30 March 2015, 12:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

The weekend’s election shows how crucial ACT and Epsom are to stable centre right government. More >>

Free Press: Act Party Bulletin

Monday, 23 March 2015, 4:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

It’s been five long years since National’s tax cuts, and it feels like the taxman’s grip is tightening. There’s a reason: bracket creep. Inflation means our earnings go up on paper, pushing us into higher tax brackets whether we have any real increase ... More >>

Time to end stealth tax increases

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 2:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has today called for an end to the stealth increase of tax rates through bracket creep. More >>

Time to cap rate rises in Northland and beyond

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

Massive rate increases will not happen anywhere under ACT, said Northland candidate Robin Grieve today. More >>

Free Press 16/13/2015

Monday, 16 March 2015, 3:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

A Good Keen Man Robin Grieve continues to get rave reviews around Northland. He has the best one-liners of any candidate. Free Press followed him around Mangawhai on Sunday where he pointed out that shooting oneself in the foot would not send much ... More >>

Free Thoughts - Revealing moments: The Greens

Friday, 13 March 2015, 2:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Greens are excited about the potential of solar power. So am I. More >>

Peters' promise to upgrade rail everywhere except Northland

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 4:15 pm | ACT New Zealand

An upgrade of the Northern rail link was conspiciously missing from Winston Peters' 2014 election promises, ACT Northland candidate Robin Grieve has revealed today. More >>

Free Thoughts - Revealing moments: Labour

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 1:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

'Free Thoughts' is a new blog series from ACT Leader David Seymour. Unlike 'Free Press', this series will focus on one issue at a time and will be sent out as events occur throughout the year, rather than on a specific day every week. You can unsubscribe ... More >>

Winston Peters powerless, allegations ludicrous

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 9:24 am | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters would be powerless as Northland MP "Winston Peters is either lying or dreaming when he makes promises of rail upgrades and extensions," ACT Northland candidate Robin Grieve said today. More >>

Free Press - ACT’s new regular bulletin - 9/3/15

Monday, 9 March 2015, 5:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

We predict that technology will blur the line between public and private transport. This week Uber have launched Uber Pool in East Los Angeles. Up to four people going to similar places at similar times can share an Uber car by tapping their destination ... More >>

Grey Power: This is about your grandchildren

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 2:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is disappointed to read of Grey Power’s opposition to addressing the sustainability of NZ Super. More >>

Free Press

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

Only Businessman Robin Grieve, an orchardist and health and safety consultant, is the only Northland by-election candidate who’s supporting himself in the private sector. “A council bureaucrat, a career politician, a district councillor, and ... More >>



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