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Free Press 22/8/16

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

David vs. Jacinda In this week’s Sunday Star Times column, David Seymour argues that student loan interest write-offs have been bad policy and Jacinda as usual attacks the messenger. Read the full column here . More >>

Only ACT supports a serious conversation with millennials

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 3:49 pm | ACT New Zealand

National’s defence of the failed interest-free student loan scheme leaves only ACT prepared to discuss the policy. More >>

Government is in dreamland over P-licence safety

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 3:31 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government is in dreamland if it thinks the outdated P-licencing system is safer than GPS-tracked, consumer-rated rideshare services, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press - 15/08/2016

Monday, 15 August 2016, 12:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

Growing Shoots The number one determinant of educational success is school leadership and teacher quality, and New Zealand has one of the most unequal education systems in the world. Thankfully this Government, with ACT’s pressure and support is opening ... More >>

Tracey Martin Spreads Misinformation

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

Tracey Martin is spreading misinformation about teacher qualification at Partnership Schools, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT applauds Teach First expansion

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 2:25 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has applauded the Government’s decision to push on with the Teach First policy. More >>

Regulation is the problem – not Uber

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 1:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s standoff with Uber shows we need to simplify transport regulations, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Greens’ private healthcare ban is dangerous (and mad)

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 11:52 am | ACT New Zealand

The Green Party’s idea of abolishing private healthcare shows the Green Party is as kooky as ever, says ACT Leader David Seymour, the only MP to have lived in a country where private healthcare is banned. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 8 August 2016, 3:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

David vs Jacinda In this week’s Sunday-Star Times shoot out, David argues that government as regulator moves too slow for people to take advantage of technological advances, citing Uber, e-cigarettes, and AirBnB as technologies that have caught ... More >>

Government must consider open-source software

Monday, 8 August 2016, 8:20 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour today called on the Government to take a new approach in its software procurement policies, allowing substantial savings to the taxpayer. More >>

E-cigs must not be used as a cash grab

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 10:41 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes moves toward legalising nicotine e-cigarettes, but says the government must pledge not to put excise taxes on the products. More >>

Free Press:ACT’s regular bulletin August 1 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016, 1:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

Coming to Christchurch If you have been missing ACT events in Christchurch this year, fear not. David Seymour will address a gathering of ACT supporters and ACT-curious Cantabrians at Procope, 165 Victoria St, 7pm this Thursday August 4th . More >>

Councillors must approve 400,000 homes

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 4:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

Auckland Councillors must approve the proposed Unitary Plan’s goal of allowing 422,000 dwellings in the next 30 years, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Auckland Council must step up or step aside

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 4:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

All eyes will be on Auckland Council tomorrow as they respond to the Independent Hearings Panel’s proposed Unitary Plan, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT welcomes National adopting ACT policy

Monday, 25 July 2016, 4:15 pm | ACT New Zealand

While it is light on specifics, ACT is glad that John Key’s conservation proposal draws heavily on ACT’s Sanctuary Trust policy , launched in February, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press 25/7/16

Monday, 25 July 2016, 3:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

David vs Jacinda This week David Seymour takes aim at the teacher unions’ bullying tactics, and Jacinda Ardern is a pyromaniac in a field of strawmen. The full Sunday Star Column is here . The Labour Party need to show they are capable of criticising ... More >>

Cannabis debate must consider social impacts

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:47 am | ACT New Zealand

Research on cannabis law reform must measure social impacts, says ACT Leader David Seymour in response to a Treasury note estimating cannabis law enforcement plus lost tax revenue costs $550 million. More >>

Reserve Bank action an indictment of Govt

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 3:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

New restrictions on lending announced by the Reserve Bank show how dysfunctional housing supply has become, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 18 July 2016, 1:18 pm | ACT New Zealand

Jennings for PM Expat Kiwi billionaire Stephen Jennings made $5 billion as the only non-Russian oligarch in post-Soviet Russia. Now he has a more ambitious plan to transform Africa as an urban developer, creating modern satellite cities for 70,000 people ... More >>

Newmarket school building funds welcome –Seymour

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:20 am | ACT New Zealand

Epsom MP David Seymour has welcomed Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye’s commitment to building eight new classrooms at Newmarket Primary. More >>



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