ACT New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

The Column Stuff Wouldn't Publish

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 4:00 pm | ACT New Zealand was happy to run a column from John Tamihere accusing David Seymour of an “insidious, sophisticated and covert form of race-based politics” but they wouldn’t publish David's below response because they didn’t like the “tone” ... More >>

PHARMAC's Priority List Lacks Transparency

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 2:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party welcomes PHARMAC recognising New Zealanders are asking for more transparency on which medicines it fund but today's announcement falls short of providing the information needed,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke ... More >>

SNA? No Way

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 5:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT welcomes the Far North Council doing the right thing and dropping the plans to confiscate land from farmers and iwi,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson and Ruawai Dairy Farmer Mark Cameron. “Private property rights are under threat ... More >>

Growing Gang Numbers Will Be Labour’s Legacy

Monday, 26 July 2021, 11:32 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT would take back control of our streets from organised crime,” says ACT Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “Gang numbers have grown to more than 8,000, up 50 percent since the Government came to office. Growing gang numbers will be Labour’s ... More >>

ACT’s Private MIQ Would Be Safer Than Government MIQ

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:12 am | ACT New Zealand

“MIQ is the bottleneck starving the New Zealand economy of the skilled people businesses need to grow and compete,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT has a plan to expand MIQ places and make it safer than what the Government is doing now. ... More >>

ACT Questions Anti-money Laundering Legislation

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:07 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is today asking for feedback about the anti-money laundering legislation passed by the National Government in 2009,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith. “We understand the need to protect New Zealand from criminal activity ... More >>

Four Horsemen Of The Regulatory Apocalypse

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:04 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT would cut through the red tape that pushes costs and compliance on to hardworking New Zealanders by tackling the four horsemen of bad regulation,” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie. “Successive governments have allowed the bureaucracy ... More >>

Resetting The Immigration Reset

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT would dump Labour’s ‘once in a generation’ immigration reset. Immigration reform may be needed in the future, but right now we need certainty,” say ACT’s Immigration spokesperson Dr James McDowall and Primary Industries spokesperson Mark ... More >>

Honest Conversations About The Economy

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:00 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT has today released the third in our series of Honest Conversations documents, this one about the economy. “Kiwis want a fair go. If you work hard, you should be rewarded, but under the Labour Government it feels like people are rewarded for ... More >>

Curriculum Advisory Group Excludes Almost All Of Society

Saturday, 24 July 2021, 4:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s newly-announced Curriculum Advisory Group boasts that it ‘represents the interests of all parts of the education system,’ but they forgot the rest of society,” according to ACT Education spokesperson Chris Baillie. “The Group has ... More >>

White Privilege Training Should Be Rejected

Friday, 23 July 2021, 10:36 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is calling on teachers and Ministry of Education staff who feel uncomfortable being forced into Critical Race Theory training to reject it,” says ACT’s Education spokesperson Chris Baillie. “ACT revealed yesterday that more ... More >>

Guilt And Shame Taught In “White Privilege” Courses For Education Ministry Staff

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 5:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It is entirely inappropriate that the people who set the policy for our schools are undertaking courses that teach them “guilt and shame” are natural responses to so-called “white privilege,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “After ACT revealed ... More >>

Second Motel Being Purchased In Rotorua

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 5:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour MP Tamati Coffey has told media a second motel is being purchased for emergency accommodation in Rotorua,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. "$8.1 million was spent on the Boulevard Motel. That’s about double the CV, real estate ... More >>

Jacinda Ardern Owes New Zealand An Apology

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 4:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern owes New Zealanders an apology for the slow vaccine rollout that has New Zealand at the bottom of the OECD,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today stood in front of media and apologised for ... More >>

What Happened To Following The Science?

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 6:31 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government has spent a quarter of a million dollars on focus groups and polls to test whether its COVID-19 advertising was popular,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In an answer to Written Parliamentary Questions from the ACT Party, Jacinda Ardern ... More >>

The Curious Case Of The SIS Rebrand

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 5:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Taxpayers will be scratching their heads about why we’ve paid tens of thousands of dollars to rebrand our secret service,” says ACT’s Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “ACT has revealed that the SIS spent $45,163 on a rebrand in the 2018-2019 ... More >>

ACT Will Protect Gang Children

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 9:59 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT will ensure the children of gang members are less likely to suffer neglect by requiring gang members who receive a benefit to undergo Electronic Income Management,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour. “ According to the Ministry ... More >>

ACT Would Correct Corrections

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 9:58 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT would abolish the prisoner reduction target, make rehabilitation compulsory to be eligible for parole and keep our successful the Three Strikes Law,” says ACT’s Corrections spokesperson Toni Severin. “We need to be smart, not ideological ... More >>

ACT Announces Gang Injunction Orders

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 9:57 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT will introduce a new policy of Gang Injunction Orders to crack down on gang members and minimise the risk posed to the public,” says ACT’s Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “Under Labour, gang numbers have exploded, ACT has a plan to take ... More >>

Taking The Politics Out Of Policing

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 9:56 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT will ensure there are always enough Police on the beat instead of recruitment being a political football,” says former Policeman and ACT’s Police spokesperson Chris Baillie. “For too long, Police have been subject to a political auction as ... More >>