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‘Trains and sports good, computers bad’, says Winston

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 12:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters’ objection to handouts for Wynyard Group is rich coming from the king of corporate welfare himself, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Who will be held accountable for misuse of checkpoints?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 4:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

“People have the right to meet and discuss issues without fear of police harassment,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ The admission that the police used a drink-driving check point to obtain the identities of people attending a meeting is deeply un-Kiwi. More >>

ACT Commends Diane Maxwell for Starting Debate

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 12:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is commending Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell for starting the conversation New Zealanders need to have about Super and retirement, and challenging other leaders to put their cards on the table for younger voters ... More >>

Prson blowout is actually a reoffending blowout

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 1:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

The government’s billion-dollar prison budget blowout shows they have failed to tackle reoffending and recidivism, and need to be smarter on crime, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Inequality report shows MPs must renew focus on housing

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 4:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

Increasing the supply of housing should be a multi-partisan priority if Parliament is serious about decreasing inequality, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Police action against assisted dying group is gratuitous

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:19 am | ACT New Zealand

Police raids on an assisted dying group raise serious questions about police treatment of a politically sensitive issue, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Why not cut tax today?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 9:43 am | ACT New Zealand

“Taxpayers shouldn’t be bribed and manipulated with the vague whiff of tax cuts. Instead, the Government should cut taxes now, then campaign in 2017 on its record, instead of just promises. There’s nothing in the law that forces the Government ... More >>

Plastic bag levy is science-free environmental populism

Monday, 17 October 2016, 4:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is urging MPs and pundits to consider overseas evidence showing the unintended consequences of plastic bag levies, as a bill on the issue is being introduced to the private members’ ballot. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 17 October 2016, 1:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

Biddy is a world famous cheesemaker who has won international prizes for her cheeses produced in Eketahuna. She has also become a pin up victim of regulatory excess, with her business crippled by regulatory fees taking 40 per cent of her revenue. ... More >>

Commerce Minister must clear the way for P2P lending

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 4:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on the Minister of Commerce to allow peer-to-peer platforms flexibility about who they charge for their service. More >>

Free Press

Monday, 10 October 2016, 4:50 pm | ACT New Zealand

20 Years of ACT and MMP This Wednesday will mark 20 years since the first MMP election. ACT is one of only four parties to win seats at every one of the seven MMP elections and this week Free Press looks back at the impact ACT has had, and forward to the ... More >>

Government home plan comes at cost of private development

Monday, 10 October 2016, 12:13 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s plan to build more houses will come at the cost of private housing development, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Assisted dying's opponents should look to Desmond Tutu

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 9:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Desmond Tutu’s beautifully written Washington Post Op-ed might as well be an open letter to New Zealand opponents of assisted dying,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

PPTA president's comments disgrace her profession

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 9:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says teachers should call for Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) President Angela Roberts' resignation after her casual dismissal of inappropriate conduct towards students being due to ‘stress.’ More >>

ACT proposes free movement with Britain, Oz and Canada

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 11:23 am | ACT New Zealand

Britain’s revision of immigration settings is a chance to propose a free movement zone, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 3 October 2016, 12:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

This weekend in the Sunday Star-Times David Seymour argued we New Zealanders are public policy innovators, just not at the moment. Both Labour and National are unwilling to wage the battle of ideas, preferring to duck for the cover of soundbites when ... More >>

Politicians show depressing lack of courage

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 12:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

"All politicians should take the Productivity Commission's call to reintroduce interest on student loans seriously instead of running for the hills at the first hint of a policy debate, it's called leadership," says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Mt Roskill arrangement shows opposition’s hypocrisy

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Opposition’s hypocrisy over ‘dirty deals’ is brazen, says ACT Leader David Seymour as the Green Party confirms that they won’t stand a candidate in Mt Roskill as part of an arrangement with Labour. More >>

Free Press. Tete-a-tete

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 9:02 am | ACT New Zealand

Tete-a-tete This weekend Jacinda Ardern argued for the government, or an agency of Government, to set wages for whole industries. This is the proposal associated with the Kristine Bartlett vs. TerraNova case, where the Employment Court found that ... More >>

Ignore Winston’s paranoia over Silver Fern Farms sale

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 3:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters’ call for intervention over the partial sale of a private company proves he is unfit to be in Government, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>



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