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New survey shows firms gloomy about government

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 3:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

The latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows New Zealand businesses are gloomy about the Government’s economic management, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Higher taxes on 1 January will punish poor

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 3:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s decision to raise tobacco taxes on 1 January will punish the poorest New Zealanders, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Economic slowdown must prompt change in direction

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 1:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

Economic slowdown must prompt change in direction The latest quarterly gross domestic product figures should give the Government pause on its economic direction, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

PM’s child poverty bill will fail

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 7:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Prime Minister’s well-intentioned Child Poverty Reduction Bill will do nothing to solve child neglect, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

State spying a serious test for PM

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 12:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

Revelations that government agencies used spy firm Thompson and Clarke to monitor political parties, iwi and activists present a serious test for the Prime Minister, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT welcomes cannabis referendum

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 12:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a binding referendum on the recreational use of cannabis will take place at the 2020 general election. More >>

Free Press, 17 December 2018 - 12 Months of Freedom Fighting

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:52 am | ACT New Zealand

Rear View Mirror It’s been quite a year, but next year will be bigger. Free Press predicts that the Government is not as listless and incompetent as we hoped. The various working groups will come back and trigger ideological battles over everything ... More >>

Govt should come clean on $1m for investigated trust

Monday, 17 December 2018, 11:53 am | ACT New Zealand

The decision by Shane Jones to give almost $1 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to an organisation that was recently investigated by the Government is being questioned by ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Govt trashes NZ’s foreign investment reputation

Friday, 14 December 2018, 4:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

A new global survey of the oil and gas industry shows the Government has trashed New Zealand’s reputation as a destination for foreign investment with its reckless oil and gas ban, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

1st Anniversary of the End of Life Choice Bill

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

“One year on from the first reading of the End of Life Choice Bill in Parliament, I have released a Sponsor’s Report outlining recommendations on how the Bill might be improved,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Kiwis struggling as tax take nears 50K per household

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

Hardworking Kiwis are struggling under the strain of taxes with total government revenue now representing close to $50,000 per household, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Government plays whack-a-mole on synthetics

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:02 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s announcement this morning of a further crack down on synthetic cannabis will continue a farcical game of whack-a-mole, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour’s nanny state streak showing

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 7:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

Labour’s nanny state streak showing The Labour Party’s inner nanny statist has reared its head with MP Louisa Wall saying today that smoking should be banned inside people’s homes. More >>

Goldsmith confirms Nats will keep Provincial Growth Fund

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:20 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is disappointed but not surprised that the National Party will keep the Government’s wasteful Provincial Growth Fund. More >>

Triple-dipping project shows PGF a farce

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 7:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Provincial Growth Fund has descended into a farcical free-for-all with officials slamming a project for ‘triple-dipping’ into various government funds, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press, 10 December 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 9:09 am | ACT New Zealand

We wish it was government waste We had hoped that the Government’s million-and-one reviews might just be wasting a quarter of a billion dollars for no outcome. The Tomorrow’s Schools review report shows the reviews could be much worse if acted ... More >>

KiwiBuild not increasing housing supply

Monday, 10 December 2018, 8:39 am | ACT New Zealand

Comments from a Wellington property developer today reveal that KiwiBuild is a PR stunt that won’t increase the supply of housing and solve the housing crisis, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Education review’s stale solutions for old problems

Friday, 7 December 2018, 11:51 am | ACT New Zealand

The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce report has produced a number of stale ideas that will do nothing to transform our education system, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

PM must release ministers’ conflicts

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:24 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on the Prime Minister to release details of her ministers' conflicts of interest. More >>

New investment fund is ‘greenwashing’

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

The so-called New Zealand Green Investment Finance Fund is just a different shade of corporate welfare, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

 

 

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