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ACT Renews Call To Abolish Human Rights Commission

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 11:31 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Human Rights Commission’s appointment of a second Chief Executive is just the latest example of a taxpayer-funded bureaucracy serving itself at the expense of delivery for New Zealanders,” says ACT MP Todd Stephenson. “Julia Amua Whaipooti ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Protesting Democracy Itself

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 10:13 am | ACT New Zealand

“This morning protestors backed by Te Pāti Māori have attempted to block roads and disrupt the opening of Parliament and New Zealander’s lives just because they’re unhappy with the election result,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. "It's a ... More >>

ACT Priorities Populate 100-day Plan

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 4:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party’s coalition commitments will form a core part of the government’s first 100 days of office,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT, National and NZ First have committed to an ambitious work programme that will bring real change ... More >>

Real Change Begins Today

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:31 am | ACT New Zealand

The coalition agreement ACT has negotiated with National and NZ First and announced today will deliver the real change so many New Zealanders voted for. The three parties have committed to a policy programme that will make life more affordable, ensure ... More >>

Mahuta Must Explain Moral Failing On Last Day

Saturday, 11 November 2023, 4:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ Documents released by the Israel Institute of NZ appear to show a final moral failing by Nanaia Mahuta that casts shame on behalf of all New Zealand,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “When Hamas began ... More >>

Two Year Anniversary For End Of Life Choice Act

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 12:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today marks two years of the End of Life Choice Act allowing terminally ill New Zealanders to die with dignity,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Hundreds of New Zealanders who were terminally ill and suffering have used the legislation to ... More >>

Swarbrick Must Explain Use Of Hamas Phrase

Monday, 6 November 2023, 1:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Green MP Chloe Swarbrick must explain why she is repeating statements from the terrorist organisation Hamas’ charter,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Chloe Swarbrick was videoed leading a chant of ” From the river to the sea ” at the ... More >>

ACT Records Best Ever Result - Time For Real Change

Friday, 3 November 2023, 3:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

“With the special votes finally counted, ACT is proud to have achieved its greatest ever election result. Now it’s time for real change,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Thank you to those who have supported us, we now have a record 11 ACT MPs in Parliament, ... More >>

Tackling Inflation Must Be No.1 Priority For Incoming Govt

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 11:04 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a hangover from Labour’s time in charge, it marks two and a half years of inflation above the Reserve Bank’s target range. The next Government’s number one job is going to be ending wasteful spending and ... More >>

Taxpayer-funded Job Search Platform More Evidence Of Why ACT Is Needed

Friday, 13 October 2023, 10:13 am | ACT New Zealand

“News that the Government is spending more than $36 million on a job search platform for beneficiaries shows why ACT is needed to bring to government accountability for taxpayers,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour. “There’s ... More >>

PHARMAC Needs To Work For Patients, Not Itself

Friday, 13 October 2023, 9:59 am | ACT New Zealand

“The internal chaos and siege mentality at PHARMAC is exactly why the next Government needs to open the organisation up to patient consultation and greater accountability,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Access to ... More >>

ACT Will Bring The Solutions To A Stable ACT-National Coalition

Friday, 13 October 2023, 6:30 am | ACT New Zealand

“Many who watched Episode 3 of Chris v Chris tonight will wonder who they can trust to bring some hope. ACT is the clear choice to change the Government, and change our country’s direction,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The simple truth ... More >>

Two Years Straight Of Rising Food Prices

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 12:58 pm | ACT New Zealand

“With today’s 8 per cent increase, it has now been two years since Kiwis had even the slightest bit of relief at the checkout. We can either carry on the same direction until a loaf of bread becomes a luxury item, or we can get rid of the waste ... More >>

Hipkins’ Campaign Of Fear On Treaty Will Fail

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 12:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Chris Hipkins and Labour are spending the last 48 hours running a desperate campaign of fear and misleading New Zealanders about ACT’s position on Māori and the Treaty,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This morning, Hipkins said: ‘[David Seymour] ... More >>

Another Poll Shows Kiwis Want ACT’s Referendum

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 6:58 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s Curia poll shows that Kiwis’ support for ACT’s referendum on co-governance cannot be ignored,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The poll shows that 45 per cent agree with having a referendum, compared to 25 per cent opposed. It is also ... More >>

Ute Tax Most Successful Initiative For Punishing Workers

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 4:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Chris Hipkins’ claim that the Ute Tax was one of Labour’s most successful initiatives either shows how little Labour has achieved, or how little they care about everyday Kiwis who are unable to drive an EV,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson ... More >>

Hipkins Vs Reality On New Zealand’s Economy

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 1:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealanders became poorer this year under Labour and, if we carry on with more of the same, next year isn't looking any better. Only a stable ACT-National government can fix the economy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The IMF’s ... More >>

$1,100 Of KFC And Maccas For Escapees A Failure Of Values

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 10:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“What sort of values does it teach when the Government buys youth justice escapees over $1100 worth of fast food for assaulting staff and breaking out? We need to be teaching the values of right and wrong. Not rewarding people for causing chaos,” ... More >>

Grant Robertson’s Attack On Savings Show Why Real Change Is Needed

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 10:27 am | ACT New Zealand

“Grant Robertson thinks it’s a criticism to say National would save $3.1 billion in spending. The truth is that the next Government will need to reduce spending by more than that to tackle inflation and ease the cost of living pressure on New Zealanders, ... More >>

End The Mental Health Postcode Lottery

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 10:07 am | ACT New Zealand

“For World Mental Health Day ACT is calling for an approach to mental health care that focuses on outcomes for Kiwis in need and ends the postcode lottery for mental health care,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. ... More >>





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