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The Letter 1 September 2014

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

Last night’s TVNZ Colmar Brunton poll puts the left and right 60 MPs each. United and the Maori Party say they will go with the side that gets to 61 MPs. ACT just needs just 1.3% or 28 thousand Party votes to get in Jamie Whyte. National needs ... More >>

Poverty is falling and income inequality is not rising

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

“A Roy Morgan poll shows that the issue people are most concerned about is income inequality. This just goes to show how the persistent repetition of a lie bewilders the public. Income inequality is not in fact rising. And the child poverty rate has ... More >>

Act Policy Vindicated by Sensible Sentencing Data

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:59 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte says the Sensible Sentencing Trust's just released analysis of 3 Strikes legislation "proves ACT was right to promote the policy and that it has made New Zealand a much safer country. The figures show beyond doubt that ... More >>

Spot the difference - the leaders debate

Friday, 29 August 2014, 9:54 am | ACT New Zealand

I watched the Leaders' debate last night and was struck by the fact that John Key accepted all of David Cunliffe's basic assumptions. For example, he did not say that the government should not tell farmers who they could sell their land to; he said ... More >>

Colin Craig’s tax figures do not add up and are dishonest

Friday, 29 August 2014, 9:50 am | ACT New Zealand

“Colin Craig’s tax plan is to have two rates of income tax: 0% up to $20,000 and 25% above that. This will leave a $6.4 billion hole in the budget even before the new spending proposed by the Conservatives. The Conservative tax promises are ... More >>

Colin Craig is "deluded and dangerous" - Act

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:48 am | ACT New Zealand

“Colin Craig is proposing a radical transformation of our constitution. The Conservatives are proposing to overthrow of one hundred and fifty odd years of parliamentary democracy and replace it with binding referenda” said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte. More >>

WoF law will evict the poor and students from their houses

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:45 am | ACT New Zealand

The Green warrant of fitness law will evict the poor and students from their houses, if they’re lucky enough to find a place to rent in the first place More >>

Company tax rates

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Op Ed pages of the left-leaning New York Times are full of articles by economists supporting proposals to dramatically lower Company Taxes. These economists are urging the United States to lower company taxes and point to Canada where the lowering of ... More >>

New Zealanders are right to be afraid of burglars

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:51 am | ACT New Zealand

“A poll in a major morning newspaper shows New Zealanders are afraid they will be burgled. They are definitely right about that,” said Dr. Jamie Whyte ACT Leader. “Official Police statistics report less than half of the burglaries that actually ... More >>

The Letter - 26 days to go

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:05 am | ACT New Zealand

In October 2011 NZ First, ACT and the Conservatives were all polling around 1 percent. In a month NZ First broke the threshold, the Conservatives tripled their vote and ACT won Epsom. ACT’s support has risen strongly in five of the six campaigns ACT ... More >>

Kiwisaver Homestart Grant will drive housing prices higher

Monday, 25 August 2014, 9:08 am | ACT New Zealand

"National's plan is slightly better than Labour's but both parties plans do not tackle the real problem, a shortage of land" said Dr Whyte. "Subsidising demand for houses in short supply because of the RMA and the Auckland urban limit ... More >>

Secret Courts Shouldn't Be Defended

Monday, 25 August 2014, 9:05 am | ACT New Zealand

"I am surprised that NewsTalk ZB is defending the secrecy of the Youth court by pointing out that reporters can apply for permission to report what the judge allows" said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte. More >>

End Secret Courts

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 11:06 am | ACT New Zealand

Speech to ACT Party Supporters, Tasca Café, Newmarket 10.30 am , 24 August 2014 Jamie Whyte, ACT Party Leader More >>

Another Union row

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:49 am | ACT New Zealand

“ The teachers union the NZEA is getting ready for another industrial dispute. These disputes now only occur in the government sector. National has no one to blame but themselves” said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte. More >>

Whyte: Speech to Grey Power

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:48 am | ACT New Zealand

National’s failure to increase the age for super and reform health is a threat to every New Zealander’s security. More >>

Local Govt should not go into business

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:46 am | ACT New Zealand

“No one should take any comfort from the fact that “Infracon”, a roading company in Tararua and Central Hawke's Bay, is to go into liquidation. This puts the future of more than 200 jobs in doubt. ACT sympathises with those whose jobs are on the ... More >>

ACT announces Ohariu candidate Sean Fitzpatrick

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:24 am | ACT New Zealand

“Our Ohariu candidate will be Sean Fitzpatrick. Sean has strong ties to the region and I’m glad to hear he will be doing his best to grow ACT’s party vote in the area,” says Dr Whyte. More >>

ACT announces Tauranga candidate Stuart Pederson

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:22 am | ACT New Zealand

“Our Tauranga candidate will be Stuart Pedersen. Stuart has strong ties to Tauranga and I’m glad he has agreed to do his best to grow ACT’s party vote in the electorate,” says Dr Whyte. More >>

Green Party scores massive own goal

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:10 am | ACT New Zealand

Green Party scores massive own goal as their own policy auditor criticises their fiscal plan More >>

Green Party’s own Auditor of their Budget finds it dodgy

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:04 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Alternative Budget released by the Green's does not even stack up in the eyes of their chosen auditor – Infometrics” said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte. More >>

 

 

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