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Widespread disappointment at company tax cut failure

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

Business groups and commentators have echoed ACT’s disappointment at the Government’s failure to cut company tax, to adjust the top personal tax threshold, and to index tax brackets to inflation. More >>

Accommodation supplement is fuel on the housing fire

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

The other big handout in this budget is the accommodation supplement, with Steven Joyce announcing he will throw over a billion dollars in taxpayer money every year at the already overheated housing market. More >>

Budget 2017 forgets that companies exist and deserve tax cut

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

“While the countries we compare ourselves to around the world are cutting company tax rates, our Government does nothing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

The Budget item that is not there: superannuation costs

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“This Budget contains an “up yours” to young Kiwis – the ballooning cost of Superannuation. It’s a Boomer Budget,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Budget embraces ‘communism by stealth’

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The boost to Working for Families is the perfect example of how National is abandoning its roots,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Tax relief overdue and underdone

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

“An adjustment of tax brackets is a welcome compensation for the last seven years of bracket creep. ACT has been talking about this for years. But the adjustment is underdone,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

No Steven, people earning $70,000 aren’t rich pricks

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:36 am | ACT New Zealand

To only adjust the bottom tax thresholds would be to give a slap to Kiwis earning around the $70K range. More >>

Company tax the missing link in Budget debate

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:13 pm | ACT New Zealand

The media, Government, and Opposition have done Kiwi businesses a disservice by completely ignoring New Zealand’s onerous company tax rate during debate over Budget 2017. More >>

Budget 2017 is the Boomer Budget

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

“By kicking superannuation changes down the road for 20 years, Budget 2017 will be a Boomer Budget, written for boomers by boomers,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT Says the Government Should Rebate Tobacco Sellers

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 2:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

*Embargoed for 1:15pm today (time of delivery, media welcome)* Speech to ACT members and supporters Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Ave, Takapuna TL;DR: ACT SAYS THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD REBATE TOBACCO SELLERS WITH A PORTION OF TOBACCO TAX REVENUE TO COVER SECURITY ... More >>

New Zealand First must put up or shut up on TPP II

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 1:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

New Zealand First's opposition to TPP II shows why we cannot risk giving Winston Peters the balance of power, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Let’s embrace free trade and a renewed TPP

Friday, 19 May 2017, 1:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT stands behind the Government’s pursuit of a renewed Trans Pacific Partnership,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This action continues New Zealand’s modern tradition as a flagbearer of free trade and openness to the world. More >>

Winston Peters declares war on mathematics and common sense

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters’ declaration of “political war” on superannuation is a declaration of war against mathematics and common sense, says ACT Leader David Seymour, who is challenging Mr Peters to a debate on the subject. More >>

Greens attack Trump, end up sounding just like him

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

James Shaw’s comment that Donald Trump is “the most dangerous person since Adolf Hitler” begs the question of just what planet the Greens are living on, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Family First shouldn’t get a tax break. Nor should Greenpeace.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 1:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

Lobby groups masquerading as charities shouldn’t get tax breaks, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Only ACT confronts the massive scale of our housing shortage

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 12:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Both National and Labour are distracted with plans to make the government build houses, but government projects can only address a tiny portion of New Zealand’s housing shortage,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

National need to think bigger than Labour-lite

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 4:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

National needs to do more than just adopt tunnel-vision Labour policies, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT does more to address housing than Labour and National

Monday, 15 May 2017, 12:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT and Habitat for Humanity did more over the weekend to address the housing shortage than Labour and National combined, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour puts Envy Politics over Economics

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 9:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Labour Party’s policy of ring fencing and negative gearing will only pass costs onto renters in a tight market,” says ACT leader David Seymour. More >>

Prosecution of Susan Austen shows need for reform

Saturday, 13 May 2017, 2:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

he police investigation and prosecution of Hutt Valley woman Susan Austen shows the need for Parliament to pass a law allowing medically assisted dying, David Seymour says. More >>



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