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Free Press: Defending free speech

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 8:30 am | ACT New Zealand

First things first: Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern are, as Canadians would say, nuttier than squirrel poo. More >>

Strikes give small businesses a breather

Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

Today’s strike action by 4000 bureaucrats from Inland Revenue and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment will give small businesses a temporary breather from onerous compliance costs, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I welcome this action ... More >>

Robertson should return surplus to taxpayers

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 10:59 am | ACT New Zealand

A surplus of more than $5.2 billion in the eleven months to May shows the Government is overtaxing hardworking New Zealanders, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

KiwiBuild an elaborate deception

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 10:57 am | ACT New Zealand

Phil Twyford’s housing announcement this morning shows KiwiBuild is an elaborate deception that will do nothing to solve the housing crisis, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Will Labour’s Māori MPs stand up for charter schools?

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 10:14 am | ACT New Zealand

Labour’s Māori MPs have the opportunity to stand up and support Māori students in light of a new Treaty claim over the Government’s charter school policy, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Unions try to deprive parents of choice

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 8:39 am | ACT New Zealand

“Teachers’ unions should stop interfering with charter schools and trying to deprive parents and students of choice”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. RNZ today reported that NZEI has made several submissions opposing applications for charter ... More >>

Welfare for Winston plain wrong

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 2:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Winston Peters’ admission that he won’t be opting-out of the winter energy payment scheme shows what is wrong with universal welfare”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Welfare for Wellywood

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 9:48 am | ACT New Zealand

This last weekend Matt Nippert at the Herald lifted the lid on just how powerful Wellywood is when it comes to extracting concessions from New Zealand taxpayers. More >>

$73 million for well-off older Kiwis

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 12:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

Today all New Zealand taxpayers will start paying the winter power bills of well-off pensioners, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Around 9 per cent of superannuitants earn over $60,000 a year – more than the median income and three times the level ... More >>

Seymour supports principals' call

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 12:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

Epsom MP and ACT Leader David Seymour is strongly supporting the coalition of principals questioning Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ NCEA Review after 40 principals representing 45,000 students signed an open letter to the Minister in today’s national papers. More >>

New data shows Fees-Free a major flop

Friday, 22 June 2018, 1:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

New data released today by the Tertiary Education Commission shows that the Government’s flagship Fees-Free policy has been a major flop, says ACT Leader David Seymour. The data shows that, despite the Government pouring $275 million into the programme this ... More >>

Seymour challenges members of education committee

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:47 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has today challenged members of the Education and Workforce Committee to visit a charter school in their area before they decide to close them down. More >>

Councils lining up for regional fuel taxes

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 8:49 am | ACT New Zealand

Councils are licking their lips at the prospect of being able to implement regional fuel taxes of their own, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Phil Twyford’s regional fuel tax legislation is still making its way through Parliament, but information ... More >>

Speaker rules out foreign buyer amendment

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 2:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

Speaker Trevor Mallard has ruled out a Government amendment that attempted to give special favours to a particular development. More >>

Yet another tax?

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government is proposing to slap yet another tax on the economy – this time on our biggest export earner. International visitors could be paying $35 more to come here from next year. More >>

Tourist tax will cut visitors, revenue, growth

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:16 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s proposed tourist tax of up to $35 will see visitor numbers, revenue and economic growth fall, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Nats flip-flop yet again

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 11:02 am | ACT New Zealand

After two reversals on tax in the past week, National has done another about-face, this time on deposit insurance. More >>

Acting PM can't answer questions

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:49 pm | ACT New Zealand

Parliament is unable to hold soon-to-be Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters on the welfare system given his current legal action, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press June 12 2018

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 8:55 am | ACT New Zealand

Just when we thought the decision to ban offshore oil and gas exploration couldn’t get any worse, it does. More >>

A Winston wishlist

Monday, 11 June 2018, 11:25 am | ACT New Zealand

While the Deputy Prime Minister’s decision to oppose scrapping the three strikes law is positive news, there is plenty more he could achieve in his time as Acting PM, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

 

 

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