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World Cup audiences shouldn’t be stuck at home

Friday, 31 July 2015, 11:16 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour intends to introduce a Bill to let people watch the 2015 Rugby World Cup in bars and function rooms. More >>

New catchphrase won’t soothe rate pain

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:36 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour does not share Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development’s enthusiasm for a revamp of Auckland’s “global brand”. More >>

Blessie’s killer shows more changes needed

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 3:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

The tragic case of Blessie Gotingco’s murder shows that further changes to the use of Preventive Detention are needed to keep our communities safe, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Good politics, poor policy

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 2:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Funnelling immigrants into the regions through adjustments of our points system may be good politics, but it’s poor policy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

National colonises Labour’s policy manifesto

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 2:39 pm | ACT New Zealand

“National is colonising the Labour manifesto with its signalled interest in a land tax on foreign house buyers,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Council must keep its hands off our AECT dividends

Monday, 27 July 2015, 3:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

Auckland Council should keep its hands off Aucklanders’ AECT dividends, says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour. More >>

Drone laws a step towards future of transport

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:33 am | ACT New Zealand

“Usually government regulations are a drag on innovation, so it’s great to see this government getting out in front.” More >>

Free Press - Plastic, scaffolds, and China

Monday, 20 July 2015, 2:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

Plastic Bags Should the government ban plastic bags? If reducing the number of plastic bags used is good for the environment, what might we be willing to sacrifice to avoid having them around? What would it cost us? Some of the Costs A 2012 study by George ... More >>

Ditch Provisional Tax

Friday, 17 July 2015, 9:19 am | ACT New Zealand

"Labour are correct to pick up on the ideas in the IRD green paper the government released in March, and call for archaic provisional tax regulations on small businesses to be ditched," says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Worksafe red tape making housing less affordable

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 3:59 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Workplace safety standards need to be justified in cost-benefit terms,” says ACT Leader David Seymour in the wake of a new report [1] on building safety red tape. More >>

Today’s rates shock is set to be repeated

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 12:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s confirmed rate rises of over 40% for some Aucklanders are the result of a council with completely unrealistic ideas about its role,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Proposed customs powers show politicians’ digital ignorance

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 11:33 am | ACT New Zealand

“Once again, 20th century politicians and civil servants are regulating 21st century technology,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

New rules show National is giving up on affordable housing

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 3:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

National's new regulations on rental housing show that the government is giving up on affordable housing policies, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Hobsonville Pt scrap show Council must stick to its knitting

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 11:28 am | ACT New Zealand

Auckland Council's scrap over how to develop Hobsonville Point is a perfect reminder of why both ATEED and Auckland Council Property Ltd should be sold, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press:The Power of Equality

Monday, 6 July 2015, 3:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

The narrative of the left is that inequality is rising because of the big bad policies of the free market. But what if it isn’t? A recent Treasury paper exploring a range of inequality measures shows that since the early 1990s inequality has been stable ... More >>

Mt Eden car ban not based on erosion

Monday, 6 July 2015, 11:29 am | ACT New Zealand

The Maunga Authority received no substantive reports on Mt Eden erosion ahead of its decision to ban vehicles from the summit, Epsom MP David Seymour has revealed. More >>

Free Press 29/6/15: The Harmful Digital Communications Bill

Monday, 29 June 2015, 4:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill David Seymour fears this will be another case study in bad law-making and outlines why he opposes this Bill here . You have some dramatic event, to which people rightfully feel something should be done. Politicians ... More >>

Free Thoughts - Harmful Digital Legislation

Friday, 26 June 2015, 3:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill looks set to pass into law next week. I have voted against it, and have moved amendments in an attempt to improve the Bill. I want to explain why I oppose this Bill. More >>

Vote out the abstainers –Seymour

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 12:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

Epsom MP David Seymour says councillors who abstain on voting for Auckland Council’s 10-year budget deserve to be voted out. More >>

Government’s digital speech restrictions go too far

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 7:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has indicated he cannot support the Government’s Harmful Digital Communications Bill due to what he sees as an overly broad focus and potential criminalisation of young people. More >>

 

 

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