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Politicians show depressing lack of courage

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 12:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

"All politicians should take the Productivity Commission's call to reintroduce interest on student loans seriously instead of running for the hills at the first hint of a policy debate, it's called leadership," says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Mt Roskill arrangement shows opposition’s hypocrisy

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Opposition’s hypocrisy over ‘dirty deals’ is brazen, says ACT Leader David Seymour as the Green Party confirms that they won’t stand a candidate in Mt Roskill as part of an arrangement with Labour. More >>

Free Press. Tete-a-tete

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 9:02 am | ACT New Zealand

Tete-a-tete This weekend Jacinda Ardern argued for the government, or an agency of Government, to set wages for whole industries. This is the proposal associated with the Kristine Bartlett vs. TerraNova case, where the Employment Court found that ... More >>

Ignore Winston’s paranoia over Silver Fern Farms sale

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 3:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters’ call for intervention over the partial sale of a private company proves he is unfit to be in Government, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press 19/9/16

Monday, 19 September 2016, 1:49 pm | ACT New Zealand

This week David Seymour takes on Jacinda Ardern on the Nats’ gradual drift left. “Six of Parliament's seven parties now pursue bigger government, more tax and more red tape. Jacinda will no doubt say this is a fair representation of the views of ... More >>

Road pricing must not be used as a revenue grab

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 5:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

Any new revenue raised by road pricing should be offset with reductions in petrol tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour, in response to the Auckland Transport Alignment Project released today . More >>

Scrap passenger licence rules today, not a year from now

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 1:56 pm | ACT New Zealand

Proposed changes to passenger licencing rules, such as scrapping the requirement for a $600 passenger endorsement course, could be signed into law today, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT pulls support for Kermadecs bill

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 2:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT has pulled its support for the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill due to the Government’s failure to acknowledge the existing property rights of fishing operators. More >>

ACT welcomes beefed up family violence laws, but…

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 4:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT has welcomed the boost to family violence laws announced today, but questions why non-fatal strangulation isn’t a strike offence. More >>

Government announces $209m in corporate welfare

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 4:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is appalled at the $209 million in corporate welfare doled out via the Endeavour Fund, announced today . More >>

Why is National boasting about taxing New Zealanders?

Monday, 12 September 2016, 3:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s boast about income redistribution takes campaigning from the right and governing from the left to a whole new level, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 12 September 2016, 2:58 pm | ACT New Zealand

Taxes Up National’s colonisation of Labour territory is complete. We thought Helen Clark knew how to straddle the centre of politics but John Key has taken the art to a whole new leech-like level. The confirmation came last week after National boasted ... More >>

Seymour to Twyford: Put your money where your mouth is

Friday, 9 September 2016, 12:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is challenging Labour Housing Spokesman Phil Twyford to put his money where his mouth is on Urban Growth Boundaries. More >>

Labour’s use of urgency a hypocritical u-turn

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 3:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

Labour’s use of urgency to debate far-reaching housing legislation is a hypocritical turnaround, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Special Housing Areas simply ad hoc tinkering

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 3:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

Nick Smith’s extension of Special Housing Area legislation does nothing to address the fundamental barriers to housing supply, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press 5/9/16

Monday, 5 September 2016, 12:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

Teacher Unions’ Odd Position Teachers will strike this week, forcing parents all over the country to make alternative arrangements. Their concern? That principals and boards of trustees will be given more flexibility in how they use their funding. ... More >>

Free Press: Muldoon Lives!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 9:06 am | ACT New Zealand

On the weekend New Zealand First challenged the Prime Minister to dictate which branches Westpac could and couldn’t close, because Westpac is the Government’s banker. The taxpayer would effectively be subsidising Westpac to keep some branches open ... More >>

Let’s not set back taxpayers’ rights by 327 years

Monday, 29 August 2016, 4:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

Michael Woodhouse’s move to bypass parliamentary approval of tax changes via Orders of Council would take taxpayers’ rights back 327 years, says ACT Leader David Seymour. The move was first noticed by the Taxpayers’ Union last week. More >>

Free Press 22/8/16

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

David vs. Jacinda In this week’s Sunday Star Times column, David Seymour argues that student loan interest write-offs have been bad policy and Jacinda as usual attacks the messenger. Read the full column here . More >>

Only ACT supports a serious conversation with millennials

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 3:49 pm | ACT New Zealand

National’s defence of the failed interest-free student loan scheme leaves only ACT prepared to discuss the policy. More >>

 

 

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