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Auckland’s poor hit hardest by new tax

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

Auckland’s poor hit hardest by new tax The poorest Aucklanders will be hurt the most by Phil Twyford’s new fuel tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Auckland Council today voted in favour of a regional fuel tax. “The Finance Minister doled out $40 ... More >>

Repeal of three strikes sends wrong message

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:44 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s decision to repeal the three strikes law sends the wrong message to the worst recidivist offenders, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It is critical that our law sends a strong signal that serious repeat offending will not be tolerated. More >>

Head of welfare group makes basic factual errors

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

The head of Labour's 'expert' group set up to review the welfare system needs to get up to speed quickly, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Partisan health review a joke

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s announcement that a review of the health system will be run by an advisor to the Prime Minister shows it is a completely partisan affair, says David Seymour. More >>

Millions in handouts for well-off Kiwis

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 8:22 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government is set to give away tens of millions in 'winter energy payments' to well-off older New Zealanders, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Almost 9 per cent of superannuitants earn over $60,000 a year – more than New Zealand’s median ... More >>

Seymour challenges Twyford to front up to residents

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 12:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

Epsom MP David Seymour has today called on Housing Minister Phil Twyford to front up to Banff Avenue residents to discuss their concerns about a proposed five-storey housing development. More >>

ACT’s Free Press May 21

Monday, 21 May 2018, 8:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

Politicians have a tendency to accuse others of their own worst faults. Finance Minister Grant Robertson in the Budget quoted Albert Einstein: " No problem can be solved by the same kind of thinking that created it." That is exactly ... More >>

No transformation in pillaging the taxpayer

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

Grant Robertson’s first Budget uses 'transformation' as a buzzword but offers only to spend more of taxpayers’ money, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

How would a Bridges-led Govt be different?

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 10:38 am | ACT New Zealand

"Simon Bridges has failed to make clear how a Government he leads would be different to the current occupants of the Beehive", ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

An offer charter schools couldn’t refuse

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Education Minister has made charter schools an offer they couldn’t refuse: ‘conform or be closed’. More >>

Free Press: The ‘Boondoggle Budget’

Monday, 14 May 2018, 12:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

Free Press: The ‘Boondoggle Budget’ This Thursday, the Government will deliver its first Budget. The level of waste and extravagance that will be packed into Grant Robertson’s offering – from free degrees for tomorrow’s elite, to billions ... More >>

ACT fact check on PM’s migrant-bashing

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:29 am | ACT New Zealand

"The Prime Minister's continued scapegoating of migrants for the housing crisis and for placing pressure on public services runs counter to the evidence”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Charter schools now in hands of union man

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 4:18 pm | ACT New Zealand

"It is both sad and ironic that charter schools will now be overseen by an ex-union boss”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Charter school board accused Govt of "mistruths"

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 3:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

Before resigning in protest at the Government’s decision to close charter schools, the Board set up to oversee them wrote a scathing letter to Education Minister Chris Hipkins. More >>

PM too embarrassed to face questions but won’t apologise

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 3:18 pm | ACT New Zealand

"In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister today refused to answer a basic question over her Government’s immigration policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Govt to pay good and bad teachers equally

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 10:01 am | ACT New Zealand

Pay talks for primary school teachers begin today, with the Government set to increase salaries for poor teachers. More >>

Tax and spend’ has been an unmitigated failure

Monday, 7 May 2018, 1:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

Today is ‘Tax Freedom Day’. The year is already 35 percent complete and New Zealanders have only just paid their collective tax bill. More >>

ACT selects Stephen Berry for Northcote

Sunday, 6 May 2018, 10:58 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is proud to announce that Stephen Berry will contest the Northcote by-election,” says Party Leader David Seymour. More >>

Dismissal of Dunedin Hospital PPP ideological

Friday, 4 May 2018, 10:31 am | ACT New Zealand

“The decision of the Government to dismiss without consideration the option of delivering the new Dunedin Hospital by public-private partnership is purely ideological”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It has disregarded the advice of Treasury who said ... More >>

Parker’s ‘first principles’ review a sham

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 12:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

Environment Minister David Parker has today confirmed that New Zealand’s planning system will not get the overhaul it needs in order to deliver affordable housing. "The Minister says he wants a first principles review of the Resource Management ... More >>



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