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Welfare numbers up as anti-growth policies bite

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 7:31 pm | ACT New Zealand

Welfare numbers up as anti-growth policies bite “Thousands more New Zealanders are now dependent on handouts as Labour’s anti-growth policies start to bite, according ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Old man holds country hostage for 17 months, expects thanks

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 6:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

Old man holds country hostage for 17 months, expects thanks “The idea that New Zealanders should thank Winston Peters for saving them from a capital gains tax would be laughable if it weren’t so serious”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Victory for common sense as Shchetkovas allowed to remain

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 4:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Associate Minister of Immigration’s decision to allow the Shchetkova family to remain in New Zealand is a victory for common sense, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

483 days of uncertainty for nothing

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 3:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Taxpayers will be relieved at the news the Government has backed down on a comprehensive capital gains tax”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

After 483 days of uncertainty, Govt should drop CGT

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 10:44 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government has created massive uncertainty over a capital gains tax, and it should drop its plan entirely, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Greens’ 100 per cent renewables target fails economics 101

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 2:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s 100 per cent renewable electricity target puts Green Party ideology ahead of basic economics and will hurt New Zealanders, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press, 15 April 2019 – Speaking up for freedom

Monday, 15 April 2019, 12:25 pm | ACT New Zealand

Last month, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Auckland and painted a picture of a world on fire. Across Europe ethno-nationalist parties are winning 10 to 20 per cent of the vote. Even in Germany, the black-garbed Alternative for ... More >>

Seymour Calls on NZ MPs to Look to New Jersey Governor

Sunday, 14 April 2019, 5:15 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on Members of Parliament in New Zealand to show the same sense of public service as New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy when considering their vote on the End of Life Choice Bill. More >>

Free speech includes stupid speech

Sunday, 14 April 2019, 5:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“If people weren’t allowed to make stupid and historically inaccurate statements, we’d have to close down Parliament,” says ACT Leader David Seymour, “but that is what Justice Minister Andrew Little seems to be suggesting in his response to ... More >>

Widespread welfare fraud revealed

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 2:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

A new Auckland University of Technology study reveals widespread benefit fraud is taking place among people receiving Sole Parent Support, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Seymour Welcomes End of Life Choice Select Committee Report

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 2:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Justice Select Committee’s Report on the End of Life Choice Bill. More >>

Ministerial interference in gun reform select committee

Monday, 8 April 2019, 8:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Police Minister has interfered in the Arms Amendment Bill select committee process and prevented the Finance and Expenditure Committee from obtaining critical information, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press, 8 April 2019

Monday, 8 April 2019, 3:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT’s beliefs could be boiled down to the simple observation that real generosity is putting your hand in your own pocket instead of someone else’s. Now is one of those times as we seek to raise funds for a five year-old girl, who’s spent her ... More >>

PGF job numbers pulled of out of thin air

Monday, 8 April 2019, 2:28 pm | ACT New Zealand

The New Zealand Initiative’s Dr Eric Crampton has revealed that the Government is pulling its Provincial Growth Fund job creation numbers out of thin air, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

16,000 call for real consultation on firearms

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 1:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour will today present a petition to Parliament signed by almost 16,000 New Zealanders calling for real public consultation on gun law reform. More >>

Firearms submissions won’t be read, more time needed

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 9:38 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on the Government to provide more than just two days for the select committee considering gun law changes to consider the views of New Zealanders on the issue. More >>

How long will the PM defend Shane Jones?

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 3:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

Shane Jones’ pattern of inappropriate ministerial conduct has continued and the PM must sanction him, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Stealth deregulation of gun laws last December?

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 11:34 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government appears to have hidden the fact that it deregulated New Zealand’s gun laws late last year, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT opposes rushed firearms legislation

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 1:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says he will oppose the Government’s plan to rush firearms legislation through Parliament in time for the Easter break. More >>

Free Press, 1 April 2019 – The Free Speech Fight

Monday, 1 April 2019, 4:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Christchurch terrorist attacks have set off a debate about hateful actions and speech that targets particular groups and whether we need new laws to protect New Zealanders. More >>

 

 

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