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Picking electric winners too simple, Simon

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 3:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It’s disappointing to see National picking winners for political benefits rather than environmental ones,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “They’ve distorted practically every government department’s treatment of vehicles to favour one type ... More >>

MPs dodge assisted dying debate

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 5:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is deeply disappointed at certain National MPs’ choice to veto debate on the End of Life Choice Bill. More >>

ACT’s regular bulletin: Do as We Say

Monday, 2 May 2016, 4:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

Once again the Green Party has topped parliament for air travel expenses. At an average of $6,490 per MP, they edged out the Labour Party. The Nats averaged $5,342 each, NZ First MPs $5,291 and ACT $5,777. None of the Greens are Ministers or electorate ... More >>

Auckland Transport needs to get back in its box

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is encouraging mayoral candidate Vic Crone’s stand on political billboards. Crone has been forbidden by Auckland Transport to use billboard sites for her campaign by Auckland Transport, even though the sites have already ... More >>

Free Press: 26th April 2016

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:51 am | ACT New Zealand

This week Free Press honours those who lost their lives so that we might live in a free society. Those who made the ultimate sacrifice, those who served in conflict, and those who continue to serve in the New Zealand Defence Force. Water We are bombarded ... More >>

National breaking tax promises

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 12:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

The introduction of a land tax would be a broken promise, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Funding policy to blame for Corelli school liquidation

Friday, 22 April 2016, 11:01 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has criticised the unfair playing field for private schools in response to the liquidation of Corelli International Academic School of the Arts. More >>

Free Press : ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 9:13 am | ACT New Zealand

Trudeau I As a conviction politician, Pierre Trudeau changed Canada. Mostly for the worse, but he did have some good convictions such as declaring that the ‘state has no place in the bedroom.’ More >>

Pay-as-you-go provisional tax a win for businesses

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 12:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

The move from provisional tax to a pay-as-you-go system is a significant forward step for New Zealand’s tax policy, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Kermadec Bill must respect all groups' fishing rights

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 12:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on National to respect property rights under the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill. More >>

National’s $2 billion tax theft shame

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 2:28 pm | ACT New Zealand

National will have taken an extra $2.1 billion from the taxpayer’s back pocket by the next election as inflation pushes Kiwis into higher tax brackets, according to new figures released by ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 9:07 am | ACT New Zealand

This week, Free Press reviews Labour and the teacher unions’ reflexive and self-interested opposition to Partnership Schools Kura Hourua. More >>

Partnership School debate welcomed

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 1:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes a debate on abolishing partnership schools, but has some questions for bill sponsor Chris Hipkins. “Has Chris Hipkins ever visited a partnership school?” asks Mr Seymour. More >>

Prudish alcohol laws must be revisited

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 5:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour today congratulated Paul Foster-Bell on the passage of his Private Member’s bill, with regret that it was necessary. More >>

National Party needs to get some guts on Kiwibank

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 11:08 am | ACT New Zealand

“This odd in-house partial privatisation is just reshuffling deck chairs,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The New Zealand taxpayer will still bear all the risks of investing in a bank. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 4 April 2016, 4:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Green Party is all over the map this week, threatening to sabotage capitalism while capitalists are saving the planet. More >>

Parental leave changes a big win for pre-term parents

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:07 am | ACT New Zealand

Today changes to paid parental leave negotiated by ACT come into effect. Parents of pre-term babies will receive additional weekly payments for each week the baby is born before the end of the 37-week gestation period. More >>

Virgin Australia costing the NZ taxpayer $18 million

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 11:34 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says reports that Virgin Australia is in dire financial straits are a concern for all New Zealand taxpayers. More >>

New rules will hurt more than they will help

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 1:39 pm | ACT New Zealand

Earthquake-prone buildings legislation will hurt regional New Zealand unless changes are made, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 9:31 am | ACT New Zealand

Do you Want $200 or Not? Labour won the 1957 election with the promise of a hand out. The newspaper headlines asked “Do you want £100 or not?” Now the promise is adjusted for inflation at $200 every week. More >>

 

 

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