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Labour’s red tape pushes rents up at fastest rate since 2008

Friday, 24 January 2020, 1:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s new bureaucracy on landlords has caused rents to rise at the fastest rate since the Global Financial Crisis ”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour's soft line on welfare sees 25,000 more on benefit

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 10:33 am | ACT New Zealand

“The number of beneficiaries continues to grow under Labour’s soft on welfare approach”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour enables radical activists at Ihumātao

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 3:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour appears to have given in to a group of radical activists occupying private land at Ihumātao with a deal for a third party to purchase the land to be announced imminently”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Housing crisis spreads to provinces

Monday, 20 January 2020, 10:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“Every housing market in the country now rated ‘severely unaffordable’ meaning that the median house price is at least five times the median household income. More >>

Where’s the vaping legislation Labour promised?

Monday, 13 January 2020, 1:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

“More than a year after new vaping legislation was promised, and with the school year rapidly approaching, there’s still no sign of Labour’s vaping legislation”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Police raid on young family raises serious questions

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 7:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ A Police raid on the home of a young family represents a dangerous new phase of the Government’s gun law reforms and raises serious questions about how gun owners are being targeted”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Another broken promise, Winston Peters has had his day

Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 9:20 am | ACT New Zealand

“Tomorrow’s tobacco tax hike represents yet another betrayal of NZ First supporters by the Party’s leader and shows Winston Peters has had his day”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Rushed firearms law the year’s biggest political failure

Friday, 20 December 2019, 1:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s rushed firearms legislation and the resulting ‘buy-back’ will go down as the year’s biggest political failure”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Higher minimum wage will cut job growth

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 12:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s decision to increase a minimum wage that is already the highest in the developed world shows a breath-taking disregard for small businesses and young, unskilled workers”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

ACT welcome National’s acknowledgement of the housing crisis

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“National’s acknowledgement of the seriousness of the housing crisis and its adoption of ACT’s long-held position that the Resource Management Act requires fundamental reform should be welcomed”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Knee-jerk gun law has created mass civil disobedience

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:15 am | ACT New Zealand

“Parliament’s knee-jerk ban on firearms has led to mass civil disobedience and made us less safe as a country”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Let’s get road pricing done

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:57 am | ACT New Zealand

“National should be congratulated for raising the idea of congestion charging but it must go further and commit to rolling it out in its first term of government”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Politics in Full Sentences, 14 December 2019

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

The left love to say we are lightly taxed compared with European welfare states. But what about the countries that we do business with most? Well, New Zealand is the most heavily-taxed country in the Asia-Pacific. Central and local government ... More >>

Arms Legislation Bill report a small victory

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Finance and Expenditure Committee’s interim report on the Arms Legislation Bill is a small victory for common sense”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Why is Peters promising to protect Stuff?

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:05 am | ACT New Zealand

“The idea that NZ First would step in to protect a media organisation that has been shining a light on the opaque NZ First Foundation raises serious questions”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Western Australia Legalises Assisted Dying

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:32 am | ACT New Zealand

“Western Australia follows the State of Victoria, which legalised assisted dying in 2017, and a number of US states which have legalised while our Parliament considered and debated the End of Life Choice Act,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

New Zealand the most heavily taxed country in Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:48 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update will confirm that New Zealand remains the most heavily taxed economy in the Asia-Pacific region ”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Twyford undermines property rights with Urban Dev Bill

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 7:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Phil Twyford’s plan to allow the government to forcibly take private land for development instead of changing our urban planning rules for all New Zealanders will undermine property rights”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Nanny state bans a distraction from serious challenges

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 11:22 am | ACT New Zealand

“ Bans on fruit stickers, cotton buds and plastic cutlery are a distraction from the serious public policy challenges facing New Zealand”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

RBNZ capital requirements will hurt farmers, businesses

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Reserve Bank’s requirement for banks to hold more capital will act as a handbrake on the economy at a time of serious uncertainty”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>



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