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Provincial Growth Fund: $120,000 a job

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:08 am | ACT New Zealand

Each job being created through the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund comes with an eye-watering price tag of more than $120,000, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press - Rhetoric and reality

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 8:21 am | ACT New Zealand

We are by now used to the soaring oratory of our Prime Minister. She is a world-class communicator. But her government’s results tell a very different story. The gap between the coalition government’s rhetoric and reality has been stark. More >>

Less corporate welfare, more money for court workers

Monday, 19 November 2018, 1:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

Continuing industrial action by Ministry of Justice staff means New Zealanders are being held in jail cells because courts are not open long enough to hear their bail applications, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

PM pretends climate change isn’t a global issue

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 4:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

In helping to roll electricity out in a country that is overwhelmingly reliant on fossil fuels, the Prime Minister has conveniently ignored her commitment to fighting climate change, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Western Australia to Introduce Assisted Dying Law

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 3:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Yet again our friends around the world have shown us that it’s possible to design perfectly safe assisted dying laws,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Peters’ ‘first to enter’ commitment another broken promise

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:44 am | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters’ commitment to be the first to enter the Pike River mine was nowhere to be seen in the Government’s announcement this morning, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Twyford finally gets it right, makes KiwiBuild redundant

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 11:30 am | ACT New Zealand

Phil Twyford’s housing and infrastructure announcement this morning is a positive step and shows just how redundant KiwiBuild is, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Cabinet rubber-stamps withdrawals from Jones’ slush fund

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:21 am | ACT New Zealand

The Cabinet is now acting as a rubber-stamp for Shane Jones’ withdrawals from his Provincial Growth Fund, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT: Free Press, 12 November - Rubbing Up Against Reality

Monday, 12 November 2018, 8:31 pm | ACT New Zealand

Rubbing Up Against Reality I Any of Australia’s last five Prime Ministers can tell you what happens when energy prices rise and people are hit hard in the hip pocket. Our Prime Minister knows this. She got elected saying that climate change ... More >>

Self-serving union doesn’t have student interests at heart

Monday, 12 November 2018, 7:12 am | ACT New Zealand

Reports that teachers union NZEI has declined a pay offer from the Government and decided to strike because it already has meeting rooms booked shows it doesn’t have the interests of students or teachers at heart, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Two ways to pay teachers more

Friday, 9 November 2018, 4:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

With about 27,000 overworked and underpaid teachers set to go on strike next week, here’s how ACT would fund pay increases for them, says Leader David Seymour. More >>

RBNZ, FMA break law, waste $2m, find almost nothing

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:15 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank have gone rogue with their Bank Conduct and Culture study, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Governor delivers verdict on Government

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:32 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the Official Cash Rate at 1.75 per cent is good news for mortgagees but a long-term indictment on the Government, showing a soft private sector propped up by Government spending”, says ACT Leader David ... More >>

KiwiBuild capital gains for a lucky few

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:07 am | ACT New Zealand

KiwiBuild is now a full-blown middle-class welfare scheme with the Government allowing lottery winners to flip taxpayer-subsidised homes and keep most of the capital gain", says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Petrol prices the result of cosy political duopoly

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:58 am | ACT New Zealand

Both major parties are barking up the wrong tree over high petrol prices, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Seymour welcomes Erebus progress

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 8:59 am | ACT New Zealand

Epsom MP David Seymour has welcomed news that work on a new Erebus National Memorial is underway, with designers and family members of the victims being asked to contribute ideas to the project. More >>

Mallard, Brownlee should repay cost of junket

Monday, 5 November 2018, 12:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on Speaker Trevor Mallard and National MP Gerry Brownlee to repay the cost of their trip to Japan. More >>

Nanny state policies written by children

Sunday, 4 November 2018, 4:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister today outlined her vision for New Zealand, a country in which the state coddles Kiwis from cradle to grave”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Taxpayers being fleeced in film industry bidding war

Saturday, 3 November 2018, 12:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

Hard up Kiwis taxpayers are being fleeced as Peter Jackson, James Cameron and other Hollywood bigwigs line their pockets with corporate welfare, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Time to legalise assisted dying

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 3:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New research from Otago University shows once again that New Zealanders are overwhelmingly in support of choice and legalising assisted dying,” says ACT Leader David Seymour More >>

 

 

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