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Government’s approach on road pricing is tech-wash

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

Both the Government and Opposition address congestion charges with some urgency, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Just get on with congestion charging

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:08 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes the government’s about face on congestion charges, with one condition. More >>

Kiwis working longer, so when will we adjust Super?

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:45 am | ACT New Zealand

“It’s baffling that the Government ignores the need for any adjustment of superannuation when Kiwis are working longer than ever,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Time to close ‘charitable purpose’ tax loophole

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 4:31 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour used Question Time today to call on the Government to scrap the ‘charitable purpose’ tax loophole exploited by certain businesses at the expense of others. More >>

Free Press 14/6/16

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 5:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

Insidious Bullying Last night TV One revealed just how far the teachers’ unions will go in bullying partnership schools. It is shameful. We are all for raising the status of the teaching profession (a stated goal of the unions) but this kind of ... More >>

ACT welcomes tolerant refugees

Monday, 13 June 2016, 1:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT supports the increase in the refugee quota, but believes the Government should do more to ensure those arriving in New Zealand share our peaceful values. More >>

ACT mourns for Orlando

Monday, 13 June 2016, 1:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT is deeply saddened by the recent shooting in Orlando. More >>

Reserve Bank must analyse LVR equity

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 1:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

It is disappointing that yet another Monetary Policy Statement has been released without analysis on the equity of loan-to-value ratios. More >>

Petty Labour Party shoots down expansion of OIA

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 5:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Labour Party proved today their Official Information (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Amendment Bill was never about transparency, as they vetoed a move to increase its scope. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 1:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

Equality Even Kiwis who think they are on the hard right of Attila the Hun are big softies by international standards. They wouldn’t approve of real poverty and caste destiny in India, for instance. A fair go is part of our national identity. Public ... More >>

NPS a victory for ACT ideas

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 12:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

Today’s National Policy Statement (NPS) implements some of ACT’s long-held views on housing, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press

Monday, 30 May 2016, 4:56 pm | ACT New Zealand

Does Government Waste Taxpayers’ Money? In the lead-up to the Budget, David Seymour asked Bill English why his government gives taxpayer money to fund Jane Kelsey’s research, programs such as X-Factor season two, and the Ultimate Waterman Stand Up ... More >>

Budget increases taxes on those in need

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT regrets an enormous lost opportunity to cut tax for some of those most in need. Instead, the government has delivered those households a $1200 a year tax increase. More >>

Budget 2016 splashes out on fat corporate welfare cheques

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:30 pm | ACT New Zealand

Funding for $761 million in corporate welfare via 'Innovative New Zealand' is an insult to taxpayers, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

The biggest thing that’s not in the Budget

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 11:29 am | ACT New Zealand

Budget 2016 is National’s eighth Budget to ignore New Zealand’s largest fiscal problem, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Do you feel rich at $70K?

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 9:27 am | ACT New Zealand

People earning $70,000 aren’t rich, and shouldn’t be taxed as though they are, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: Tax Cuts

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 9:24 am | ACT New Zealand

David Seymour appeared on The Nation this weekend debating the Peter Dunne, the Greens, and the Maori Party. You can watch the full debate or read the transcript here . Supporters and opponents agree Seymour dominated the debate. More >>

ACT welcomes cross-party support for Partnership Schools

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 1:58 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT, National and the Maori Party have pledged to vote down Chris Hipkins’ Charter Schools Abolition Bill. More >>

Finally Labour gets it - Land supply is key to housing

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 2:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

It’s great to see Labour supporting ACT’s policy of removing the Auckland urban boundary, says ACT leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 9:11 am | ACT New Zealand

Campaigning from the Right, Governing from the Left In the past week National have announced they will not cut taxes before the election, when they could do so, but will campaign to cut taxes after the election. Who would trust them? ACT now stands ... More >>

 

 

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