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Two Ministers Down, Nine More To Go

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 5:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

“I wholeheartedly support Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision today to cut the size of the Executive,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT Laments Over Tax Working Group Report

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is surprised to learn that the Tax Working Group thinks ‘the tax system relies on a relatively narrow range of taxes and is not particularly progressive.' “This will be news to anyone who’s done business in New Zealand. ... More >>

Lolly Mixes Fall Foul to Loopy Law

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

“$1 and $2 lolly mix bags are on the way out as dairy owners fall foul to loopy labelling laws,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Who got DWTS $424k?

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:44 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour and former Dancing with the Stars Contestant is calling on Mediaworks to release the full details of fundraising for Dancing with the Stars. More >>

No Need for Knee-Jerk Bank Bashing in New Zealand

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 12:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

Submitters to the Finance and Expenditure Committee showed that New Zealand can afford to spare itself a round of bank bashing. More >>

Banks Slam Govt's Reserve Bank Bill

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 12:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Banking and Business Communities have turned out to slam the Government’s Reserve Bank Bill at today’s Finance and Expenditure Committee Hearing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. ASB submitted recommending that price stability be retained ... More >>

Massey Emails Show Calculated Suppression of Free Speech

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:12 am | ACT New Zealand

“Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas must resign after fresh evidence shows the lengths at which she was willing to go to bar free speech and rational inquiry at the University,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In emails spanning ... More >>

Nats' Last Presser is rich

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:13 am | ACT New Zealand

"The National Party’s support for the New Zealand Initiative’s Fit for Purpose report is richer than a millionaire pensioner with a winter heating payment," according to ACT. More >>

Govt Admits Charter School Success

Monday, 17 September 2018, 4:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government today admitted defeat on Charter Schools by giving the stamp of approval to the final two of 12 Charter Schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools. More >>

ACT Free Press -The BCS Prime Minister

Monday, 17 September 2018, 4:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

The BCS Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern studied a Bachelor of Communication Studies at Waikato University, where students learn not to change how things are but how people see them. She became Prime Minister by polling 37 per cent with the exact ... More >>

John Key without Dad Jokes

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 3:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s underwhelming policy announcement from the Labour-NZFirst Government showed no clear differences to how the previous National Government operated,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Profligate Govt burning taxpayer cash

Friday, 14 September 2018, 11:12 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government has shown its utter contempt for taxpayer money by botching the Chief Technology Officer hiring process and paying Derek Handley out, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Martin must apologise to charter schools

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:25 am | ACT New Zealand

Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin should publicly apologise to charter schools and students over her outrageous comments during a debate on the Education Amendment Bill, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Govt’s war on poor continues

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 3:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The Government continues to push policies that will hurt the poor, with Housing Minister Phil Twyford all but admitting today that tenants will pay higher rents as a result of his 'Healthy Homes' red tape”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. In ... More >>

Harmful communications law a threat to free speech

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 11:06 am | ACT New Zealand

Sir Ray Avery’s complaint against Newsroom under the Harmful Digital Communications Act is exactly the kind of unintended consequence ACT predicted when National proposed the law, says Party Leader David Seymour. Avery has complained to Netsafe that a ... More >>

Free Press, 10 September 2018

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 9:43 am | ACT New Zealand

Housing Minister Phil Twyford claims a new housing development in Mt Roskill will help solve the housing crisis. The government plans to build 10,000 new homes over 15 years by demolishing 3000 existing state homes. That works out to be 466 additional ... More >>

Robertson must ditch capital gains tax

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:48 am | ACT New Zealand

"Grant Robertson will have to ditch a full-blown capital gains tax after Stuff revealed this morning the Tax Working Group is likely to advise against the idea", says ACT Leader David Seymour. "The Tax Working Group has a strong left-wing ... More >>

Kids a means to Greens’ ideological ends

Monday, 10 September 2018, 9:52 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Greens’ radical plan to make te reo Māori compulsory in schools will hurt New Zealand kids”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

$2.4 million for just three jobs

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 6:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

NZ First’s pork barrel spending in Northland has plumbed new depths with the revelation the Provincial Growth Fund paid $2.4 million to create just three jobs, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Rare win for taxpayers

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 6:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

In a rare win for New Zealand taxpayers under this Government, Chris Hipkins has shot down the Report of the Seventh Triennial Appropriations Review Committee. More >>



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