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Poll Shows Northlanders Don’t Take Bribes

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 11:32 am | ACT New Zealand

“The result of this morning’s Q+A Colmar Brunton poll shows Northlanders don’t take bribes,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Regional Economic Development Minister and NZ First candidate Shane Jones polled at just 15 percent. “NZ First has attempted ... More >>

New Zealand Must Stand With Free, Democratic Nations

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 5:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealand must stand up for freedom and democracy and build stronger relationships with countries and people who share our values,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Mr Seymour is taking part in the New Zealand Institute of International ... More >>

Labour’s Win-at-all-costs Plan

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 7:12 am | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s plan is to win the election at all costs by politicising the border and keeping New Zealanders in a state of fear,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It’s putting politics above people by locking the border and wrecking the economy ... More >>

ACT Providing A Clear Alternative To The Red-blue Duopoly

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 9:38 am | ACT New Zealand

“This morning’s comments from National show that ACT is the only party committed to stopping the out-of-control spending and offering tax relief to hardworking New Zealanders,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “While National has said this morning ... More >>

Ending Climate Hypocrisy By Slashing Taxpayer-funded Flights

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 8:45 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT would end the climate hypocrisy in Wellington by slashing taxpayer-funded flights to Parliament by 25 percent,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Politicians spend a lot of time talking about climate change. MPs can take one simple action ... More >>

The Issue Ardern Doesn’t Want To Talk About

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 8:28 am | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern is running scared from a debate about the debt,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “Elections are supposed to be a contest of ideas, but Kiwis aren’t getting one because we don’t know what Labour’s economic plan ... More >>

Free Press, 3 August 2020

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 5:24 am | ACT New Zealand

Half Empty Planes Free Press is an avid reader of statistics. We noticed 18,193 passengers departed New Zealand by air last month, while 9,032 arrived. The planes are arriving half empty and leaving full. In January, by comparison, around 740,000 ... More >>

How Many MIQ Spaces Are Being Used By Essential Workers?

Monday, 3 August 2020, 10:53 am | ACT New Zealand

“How many managed isolation and quarantine places are being taken by essential workers?” asks ACT Leader David Seymour. “If the Government is prioritising New Zealanders over key workers, and shutting the latter out of MIQ facilities, the current ... More >>

618 Days Of Failure On Vaping

Monday, 3 August 2020, 10:10 am | ACT New Zealand

“Labour has spent 618 days failing to pass the most basic of laws to ban kids from vaping,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “We know Labour isn’t afraid to pass a law in a matter of hours. It just passed a law under urgency to register forestry ... More >>

'Where’s The Kindness, Jacinda?'

Monday, 3 August 2020, 7:18 am | ACT New Zealand

“Young people facing more debt and higher rents will be asking the Prime Minister: Where’s the kindness?,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Generation Debt will spend decades paying back the $140 billion Labour has borrowed. That figure represents ... More >>

Heron Report Reveals Govt’s Extraordinary Incompetence

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 11:45 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Heron report into the Covid-19 patient data leak has revealed the extraordinary incompetence of a government that relies on kindness over competence,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government shouldn't need an inquiry to find out how ... More >>

Govt's MIQ Fee An Underwhelming Response To Our Challenges

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 1:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s announcement of a managed isolation and quarantine fee for a tiny group of travellers is an underwhelming and unimaginative response to the challenges New Zealand faces,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The world has ... More >>

Labour Promoting Welfare As A Lifestyle Option

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 1:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour is promoting welfare as a lifestyle option and will harm kids in benefit-dependent households,” says ACT’s Employment Spokesperson Nicole McKee. “Many couples wait to start families in order to ensure they can afford to feed, clothe, house ... More >>

Govt’s Policy For Charging Returning Kiwis A Mess

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 9:07 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s policy for charging returning New Zealanders is a camel – a horse designed by committee,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “The policy as reported is not one thing and it’s not the other. It will charge some people ... More >>

No Point Opening KiwiSaver To Pay For Govt’s Spending Splurge

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 8:39 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says cracking open KiwiSaver accounts is tempting but the real problem for business is out-of-control government spending. “There’s no point cracking open your KiwiSaver so you can help pay for the Government’s out-of-control ... More >>

Labour Leaving Another Decade Of Deficits

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Just as Helen Clark’s government did, Labour’s out-of-control spending has left New Zealanders with a decade of deficits,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The burden of debt this Government is leaving for future generations is akin to ... More >>

ACT Welcomes Suspension Of Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT has welcomed today’s announcement that New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of the recently introduced national security law. “New Zealand has finally shown support for our partners in the Five Eyes, a hugely ... More >>

Private Sector Should Take Over MI, Jail For Rule-breakers

Monday, 27 July 2020, 4:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Private enterprise should safely take over managed isolation with rule-breakers finishing their fortnight in jail,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The two old parties want to charge returning Kiwis for managed isolation run by an incompetent ... More >>

Why Can’t Horticulture Workers Come From COVID-free Samoa?

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 4:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has a very simple question for the new Immigration Minister: Why can’t Recognised Seasonal Employer workers come from COVID-free Samoa without the need for quarantine? “There is no COVID-19 in Samoa, where thousands of workers ... More >>

Greens Lack Vision On Mental Health: ACT

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 5:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Greens’ solution to our mental health crisis is to throw more money at the problem,” according to ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Any party can promise more money, but it won’t solve the big problems ... More >>