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ACT responds to Key’s RMA backdown

Friday, 22 May 2015, 8:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Prime Minister’s backdown on the RMA is disappointing but not surprising, says ACT leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT offers Labour a way out of NZ Super gaffe

Friday, 22 May 2015, 2:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT leader David Seymour today welcomed Labour engaging the debate over NZ Super’s future, but says they need to change tactics. More >>

Budget 2015: ACT welcomes focus on poorest families

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

“One of the problems with government is the pointless churning of income, taxing middle income families and then returning it to them with government spending,” said Mr Seymour. More >>

Budget 2015: Four hundred and thirty hectares? How about 27m

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

“After all the fuss over property speculation and land banking, it turns out the biggest land banker is the government,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Budget 2015: Budget could have cut company tax

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Budget should have provided a vision of progressively lower taxes for business, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Budget 2015: Tax burden continues to rise

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:31 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government missed a golden opportunity to end stealth tax increases by indexing tax brackets,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

National’s Budget ignores elephant in the room

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:25 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Budget’s focus is too short-term and ignores intergenerational issues, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s new regular bulletin

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 9:19 am | ACT New Zealand

Capital Gains in Housing After years of pointing out the problems with unaffordable housing, the government is finally acting - by tinkering round the edges. Opposition parties are exasperated as they had wanted to do the same tinkering themselves. We ... More >>

What should be in Budget 2015

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 3:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

Today ACT Leader David Seymour outlined policy changes he would like to see in Budget 2015. More >>

Free Thoughts - ACT's budget priorities

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 3:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

Next week’s Budget will show continued steady progress away from the massive deficits associated with the aftermath of the global financial crisis and Christchurch earthquakes. The National government will continue to make incremental gains, albeit from a firmly ... More >>

Free Press: The Gen-Y Manifesto

Monday, 11 May 2015, 3:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Gen-Y Manifesto Andrew Dean, a Rhodes Scholar, has gotten some press for his book, Ruth, Roger and Me. It is a plaintive cri de couer about how bad people under 40 have things these days. Free Pressdoesn’t usually endorse books from the left, ... More >>

Auckland rates reaching crisis point

Friday, 8 May 2015, 5:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

Yesterday, the Auckland Council budget committee voted for an additional targeted rate of 4.4 per cent to top up spending on transport, leading to an overall rate increase of 9.9 per cent. More >>

The provisional tax system should be scrapped

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 12:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Having to estimate volatile incomes is unfair on taxpayers, especially given the penalties that occur if you get it wrong. More >>

“Free Press” Act’s Bulletin

Monday, 4 May 2015, 2:59 pm | ACT New Zealand

Cycleways Appearing on the Paul Henry show this morning talking about cycleways, Green MP Julie Ann Genter claimed the Greens had achieved more spending than any of National’s confidence and supply partners. We love cycleways too. They are one ... More >>

National needs to stop acting casual about RMA reform

Friday, 1 May 2015, 3:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT is challenging the government to give up on small-time interventions like HomeStart and special housing areas, and instead take RMA reform seriously. More >>

True cost of transport plan revealed

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 4:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

Central and local government must both take responsibility for the shock caused by a planned rate increase and new transport levy, says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour. More >>

A Programme of Phased Cuts in Company Tax

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 3:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

Over-taxing mobile capital is not a good idea – not if you want jobs and higher wages anyway. Last week the ACT Leader announced a plan for a programme of phased reductions in the company tax rate, with one percentage point per year reductions ... More >>

ACT’s plan to boost wages

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:25 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is proposing a programme of one per cent per year reductions in the company tax rate. More >>

Nothing to fear from competition

Monday, 20 April 2015, 2:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government Working Group reviewing the effects of offshore online racing and sports betting should be investigating how to open the market up to more competition. More >>

Free Press - ACT’s new regular bulletin

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

Price Waterhouse Coopers project that the sharing economy, Uber, Air BnB, Chariot and the like, will be worth $335 billion worldwide by 2025. Long term surveys show people are becoming less trusting, while increasingly using sharing apps where trustworthiness ... More >>



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