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Excuses to avoid tax cuts don’t stack up

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s excuses for delaying tax cuts don’t stack up, says ACT Leader David Seymour in the wake of Treasury’s Half Year Update. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 5 December 2016, 4:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

Congratulations to John Key For eight years, John Key has successfully guided us through a financial crisis, the Rena disaster, and major seismic upheaval. All the while businesses have enjoyed the confidence to grow under a stable, orthodox economic ... More >>

ACT congratulates John Key

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party congratulates John Key on eight years as Prime Minister, and the noble way he has bowed out,” says ACT Leader David Seymour More >>

Free Press, ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:30 pm | ACT New Zealand

News of the Kaikoura Earthquake has only temporarily derailed what will be one of the biggest issues in election year. Early estimates of $3 billion in recovery costs won’t come close to absorbing $20 billion of surpluses coming down the line over ... More >>

Greens' calculator overpromises

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 9:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Greens have never been up to it when it comes to finance and economics, and their student loan savings calculator, which misleads students, is more proof," says ACT Leader David Seymour. “A graduate earning $45,000 who goes to the Party’s ... More >>

Greens' economics blind spot takes you faster into debt

Friday, 25 November 2016, 4:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Greens’ Faster into Homes policy is a cute piece of political marketing that will hurt the young people it is trying to help,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

MPs should lighten up on Uber as they may soon need new jobs

Friday, 25 November 2016, 10:31 am | ACT New Zealand

The clash between archaic attitudes and modern technology couldn’t have been made starker than by the attitudes shown by Select Committee MPs when Uber testified at parliament today, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Politicians must take Treasury report seriously

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT alone is calling for a debate over the sustainability of New Zealand Superannuation, says Leader David Seymour as Treasury releases its fourth long term fiscal update. More >>

ACT condemns Imam’s platform of intolerance

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 5:31 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has joined the Government in condemning the anti-Semitic speeches delivered by a Manukau Imam. More >>

Unelected, overfunded volcanic quango breaks promises

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 4:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Maunga Authority’s refusal to consult the public over planned vehicle bans on Auckland’s volcanic sites is disgraceful, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Greens baselessly sully landlord reputations

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Greens need to establish facts instead of sullying the reputations of Wellington landlords, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 10:48 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT’s regular bulletin Taking Tamaki Too Seriously In this week’s tete-a-tete with Labour’s Jacinda Ardern, David Seymour argues the press are taking Brian Tamaki’s recent comments far more seriously than they deserve. “To the young people out ... More >>

How to cut tax after an earthquake: eliminate waste

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 9:44 am | ACT New Zealand

Taxpayers and earthquake victims would benefit if the government tackled wasteful spending, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Give local governments freedom (and responsibility)

Monday, 21 November 2016, 1:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

Local government needs to be given freedom from central government interference, combined with clearer accountability to voters, says ACT Leader David Seymour in the wake of the New Zealand Initiative’s latest report on localism. More >>

Winston is all bluster over looting

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 3:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters’ call for ‘new laws’ on looting lacks credibility, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 14 November 2016, 3:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

We Picked It Free Press was the only commentator to pick that Trump would win. How did we do it? The old fashioned way, we did not take our views from self-appointed commentators, we spoke to American voters. What makes anyone think the commentators ... More >>

Sloganeering bureaucrats are out of control

Saturday, 12 November 2016, 4:30 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says it's time to put councils back in their box, after Auckland Council bureaucrats spent $500,000 coming up with the slogan "The place desired by many". More >>

Nanaia Mahuta, withdraw your bill & debate something useful

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 3:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

Nanaia Mahuta’s Charter Schools (Application of Official Information and Ombudsmen Acts) Bill would represent a pointless overreach into private management decisions, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Will Labour abandon campaign against partnership schools?

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 9:13 am | ACT New Zealand

Labour needs give up on its campaign against partnership schools, says ACT Leader David Seymour, after Chris Hipkins’ bill to abolish the schools was voted down at first reading. More >>

ACT: There’s more to American democracy than Trump

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 9:09 am | ACT New Zealand

“This result will certainly concern many New Zealanders, but American democracy reflects the will of American voters. This result should be respected, and ACT offers its congratulations to president-elect Trump. More >>

 

 

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