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Seymour challenges Twyford to front up to residents

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 12:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

Epsom MP David Seymour has today called on Housing Minister Phil Twyford to front up to Banff Avenue residents to discuss their concerns about a proposed five-storey housing development. More >>

ACT’s Free Press May 21

Monday, 21 May 2018, 8:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

Politicians have a tendency to accuse others of their own worst faults. Finance Minister Grant Robertson in the Budget quoted Albert Einstein: " No problem can be solved by the same kind of thinking that created it." That is exactly ... More >>

No transformation in pillaging the taxpayer

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

Grant Robertson’s first Budget uses 'transformation' as a buzzword but offers only to spend more of taxpayers’ money, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

How would a Bridges-led Govt be different?

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 10:38 am | ACT New Zealand

"Simon Bridges has failed to make clear how a Government he leads would be different to the current occupants of the Beehive", ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

An offer charter schools couldn’t refuse

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Education Minister has made charter schools an offer they couldn’t refuse: ‘conform or be closed’. More >>

Free Press: The ‘Boondoggle Budget’

Monday, 14 May 2018, 12:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

Free Press: The ‘Boondoggle Budget’ This Thursday, the Government will deliver its first Budget. The level of waste and extravagance that will be packed into Grant Robertson’s offering – from free degrees for tomorrow’s elite, to billions ... More >>

ACT fact check on PM’s migrant-bashing

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:29 am | ACT New Zealand

"The Prime Minister's continued scapegoating of migrants for the housing crisis and for placing pressure on public services runs counter to the evidence”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Charter schools now in hands of union man

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 4:18 pm | ACT New Zealand

"It is both sad and ironic that charter schools will now be overseen by an ex-union boss”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Charter school board accused Govt of "mistruths"

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 3:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

Before resigning in protest at the Government’s decision to close charter schools, the Board set up to oversee them wrote a scathing letter to Education Minister Chris Hipkins. More >>

PM too embarrassed to face questions but won’t apologise

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 3:18 pm | ACT New Zealand

"In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister today refused to answer a basic question over her Government’s immigration policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Govt to pay good and bad teachers equally

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 10:01 am | ACT New Zealand

Pay talks for primary school teachers begin today, with the Government set to increase salaries for poor teachers. More >>

Tax and spend’ has been an unmitigated failure

Monday, 7 May 2018, 1:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

Today is ‘Tax Freedom Day’. The year is already 35 percent complete and New Zealanders have only just paid their collective tax bill. More >>

ACT selects Stephen Berry for Northcote

Sunday, 6 May 2018, 10:58 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is proud to announce that Stephen Berry will contest the Northcote by-election,” says Party Leader David Seymour. More >>

Dismissal of Dunedin Hospital PPP ideological

Friday, 4 May 2018, 10:31 am | ACT New Zealand

“The decision of the Government to dismiss without consideration the option of delivering the new Dunedin Hospital by public-private partnership is purely ideological”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It has disregarded the advice of Treasury who said ... More >>

Parker’s ‘first principles’ review a sham

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 12:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

Environment Minister David Parker has today confirmed that New Zealand’s planning system will not get the overhaul it needs in order to deliver affordable housing. "The Minister says he wants a first principles review of the Resource Management ... More >>

Documents reveal what welfare overhaul could cost

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 8:35 pm | ACT New Zealand

Official costings of the Greens' welfare policies during government formation negotiations reveal what the Government’s welfare reforms could cost taxpayers. An overhaul of the welfare system was part of Labour's confidence and supply agreement with the ... More >>

Free Press May 1 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 4:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

Last week marked six months in office for the coalition Government. It has been a mixture of bad, ugly, and missed opportunities. This week, Free Press sums it all up. More >>

Amazon tax’ should be revenue neutral

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 7:54 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s commitment to a level playing field for online goods is positive, but its ‘Amazon tax’ must be revenue neutral”, according ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Bridges weak tax promise isn’t good enough

Monday, 30 April 2018, 10:35 am | ACT New Zealand

"Simon Bridges’ lukewarm commitment to lower taxes shone through this morning”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Beginning of the end for Jacinda

Monday, 30 April 2018, 8:46 am | ACT New Zealand

"The decision to close charter schools goes against everything Jacinda Ardern says she stands for and will irreparably tarnish her brand", says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

 

 

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