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Businesses Rot As A Result Of Government Negligence

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 3:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Horticultural businesses will rot as a direct result of the Government’s negligence,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Even with the help of MSD, growers like Perry’s Berries can’t get sufficient Kiwi workers to pick fruit. “The overseas workers ... More >>

More Evidence Of Skills Shortage In Labour's Cabinet

Friday, 23 October 2020, 9:20 am | ACT New Zealand

“ Speculation that Phil Twyford will have responsibility for light rail taken off him is yet more evidence of a skills shortage within the Labour Party,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Twyford failed to deliver KiwiBuild and it was given ... More >>

Lancet Paper Vindicates ACT’s Wellbeing Approach To COVID

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 2:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ A paper published in the Lancet vindicates ACT’s Wellbeing Approach to COVID-19,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The authors observe what ACT has been saying for a long time. The Government should be comparing its response with the best rather ... More >>

How Many Malt Patrons Used COVID Tracer App On Friday?

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 8:26 am | ACT New Zealand

“Confusion is reigning after patrons at a pub may have been exposed to COVID, and the problem is a total failure of the Government’s NZ COVID Tracer app,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Prime Minister’s ‘team of 5 million’ ... More >>

Labour’s Small Business Plan A Contradictory Mess

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 8:53 am | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s plan for small businesses is a contradictory mess”, says ACT’s small business spokesperson and Nelson employer Chris Baillie. “Labour is piling new costs and red tape on SMEs with one hand and giving handouts with the other. ... More >>

Lend Us Your Vote

Friday, 16 October 2020, 12:25 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is putting out a final call to voters of all stripes. To people who perhaps have never thought of voting ACT, or those who have always 'bled blue', I say this: Lend us your vote this time and at the end of three years, I think you’ll want ... More >>

PHARMAC Proposes To Remove 23 Drugs From Waiting List

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 8:08 am | ACT New Zealand

“A review of PHARMC is more urgent than ever, after PHARMAC has quietly proposed removing 23 drugs from its waiting list,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The ACT Party led the way in calling for an independent review of PHARMAC’s operating ... More >>

Labour Resorts To Orwellian Doublespeak On Hate Speech

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 4:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s election manifesto resorts to Orwellian doublespeak to sell its new hate speech law,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The manifesto promises to ‘protect and strengthen the rights of New Zealanders’ by prohibiting speech. “Freedom More >>

Labour Quietly Drops KiwiBuild

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 4:50 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Labour Party has finally recognised its flagship policy KiwiBuild was a complete disaster and has dropped it from its policy manifesto,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Just four days out from the election, Labour has finally released its policy manifesto. ... More >>

Mental Health Needs Action, Not Another Minister

Monday, 12 October 2020, 11:49 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party would take real action to solve our mental crisis with a world-class commissioning agency that assesses individual needs and contracts the best providers for a person’s therapy and care. It would put people at the heart of the system,” ... More >>

Labour’s Border Exemptions: For The Few, Not The Many

Sunday, 11 October 2020, 9:05 am | ACT New Zealand

“Labour claims we’re all in this together, but its border exemptions are for the few, not the many,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government is providing critical worker exemptions for international rugby players, Hollywood movie stars, ... More >>

Robertson Gets Away With Absurd Minimum Wage Claims

Saturday, 10 October 2020, 11:43 am | ACT New Zealand

“Media fact-checkers are allowing Labour’s finance spokesperson to get away with absurd claims about the minimum wage,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson have repeated ad nauseam the claim that increasing the ... More >>

Northland PGF Funding An Election Rort

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 11:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“Less than two weeks out from the election, NZ First and Labour are using a slush fund of taxpayers’ money to try to buy votes,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Provincial Growth Fund has been a failure. It hasn’t created the jobs that ... More >>

Let’s Build Like The Boomers

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 2:59 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT will allow the next generation to Build Like the Boomers so we can create new opportunities and rebuild a country we can all be proud of,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Today in Tauranga, ACT its announced its Housing and Infrastructure ... More >>

Australia And UK Show ACT’s Tax Relief Measures Work

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 12:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT’s measures of immediate tax relief and a temporary GST reduction to stimulate growth are being adopted in both Australia and the UK,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. "Small businesses and consumers in those countries will feel immense relief, ... More >>

Labour Catches Up With ACT’s Covid Response

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 10:23 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is once again leading the way with policy, with Jacinda Ardern this morning agreeing with our Covid-19 recovery plan first released in July,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This morning the Prime Minister told media that ... More >>

Ardern Continues To Politicise Covid-19

Monday, 5 October 2020, 2:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It’s deeply disappointing that Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern has continued to politicise the Covid-19 response,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Ardern today delivered an important public health announcement to the nation as the Prime Minister ... More >>

Level 1 Welcome, But Lockdowns Unsustainable

Monday, 5 October 2020, 2:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s decision to ease restrictions in Auckland is welcome, but lockdowns are an unsustainable long-term strategy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Auckland has been under Covid-19 restrictions for almost two months because the ... More >>

RMA Reform: Labour Couldn’t Deliver A Pizza

Friday, 2 October 2020, 12:56 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Forget fundamental housing reform, Labour couldn’t deliver a pizza to the front door,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “After being opposed to replacing the RMA for years, and the disaster that was KiwiBuild, does anybody really believe a Labour ... More >>

ACT’s Economic Policies Prompt Surge With Chinese Voters

Friday, 2 October 2020, 12:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT’s popularity with Chinese New Zealanders has continued to surge according to new research, as Chinese New Zealanders focus on economic stimulus and taxation as the major election issues,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT is polling ... More >>