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7AA Of OT Act Should Be Scrapped

Friday, 22 January 2021, 1:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Oranga Tamariki (OT) will remain ungovernable and continue to fail children unless it’s allowed to focus on the one thing it was established to do, ensure the wellbeing of children,” says ACT’s Social Development and Children spokesperson Karen Chhour. ... More >>

What’s The Plan For Crims With Guns?

Friday, 22 January 2021, 12:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

“A capped six-month amnesty on now prohibited firearms and parts held by licensed firearms owners won’t work, just as its predecessor failed to make New Zealand any safer,” says ACT Firearms Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. “Meanwhile, gangs ... More >>

Booking MIQ Shouldn’t Be Like Trying To Get Elton John Tickets

Friday, 22 January 2021, 9:36 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government must reduce the anxiety being caused to New Zealanders offshore and wanting to return home by expanding its arbitrary three month window for booking managed isolation facilities,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It’s insane ... More >>

Government Bereft Of Ideas On Housing

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 2:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It is shameful that the Government is so bereft of ideas on delivering more housing that it couldn’t answer any questions today beyond a plan to build fewer public houses by 2024 than there are families on the waiting list for public houses today,” ... More >>

ECE Food Rules Should Be Scrapped

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 11:57 am | ACT New Zealand

“Officials responsible for dreaming up superfluous food rules for Early Childhood Centres (ECEs) should be fired and their salaries used to fund education,” says ACT Education spokesperson Chris Baillie. “This is an absurd overreach and the ... More >>

From Year Of Delivery To Year Of Reannouncements

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 10:51 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister cannot be telling us the big response of a transformational Labour Government to the shortage of houses being built in New Zealand is which regions will get the new state houses announced in last year’s Budget,” says ACT Housing ... More >>

ACT Welcomes Biden Presidency

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 9:45 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party congratulates President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today,” says ACT Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brooke van Velden “We hoped for a smooth, peaceful transition of power and we’re relieved ... More >>

Public Deserves Clarity And Consistency On Vaccine Timing

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 9:13 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT’s January 6 call for a vaccine timetable review, and January 11 charge that the Government’s response to Covid 19 had become complacent, are being sadly vindicated with each day’s developments,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The ... More >>

Gun Crime Out Of Control – Only ACT Making Sense

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 2:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Another week and New Zealand’s months-long spate of gun crime continues,” says ACT Firearms Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. “Much of this violent activity is gang-related, using illegal firearms. “The Government simply doesn’t have ... More >>

Government Shamed Into Action

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 2:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Opposition pressure to improve the timeliness of Covid 19 vaccine deliveries is working,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Today’s revelation from Covid 19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins that the Government is desperately trying to get ... More >>

Big Questions About Vaccine Contracts

Monday, 18 January 2021, 1:30 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government needs to explain whether the New Zealand’s timeline for delivery of Covid 19 vaccines is based on supply constraints or because we’ve signed contracts that give the drug companies discretion to decide which countries need vaccines most,” ... More >>

Shelly Bay Shows The Dangerous Side Of Kindness

Saturday, 16 January 2021, 12:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Last year ACT warned that rewarding protestors at Ihumātao with taxpayer money would promote further squatting. We just didn’t think it would happen as quickly as it is in Shelly Bay” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The prosperity of all ... More >>

Will NZ Be In The Second 50 Or The Third?

Friday, 15 January 2021, 2:35 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ News compiled by Bloomberg that there are now 49 countries with Covid-19 vaccination campaigns underway piles more pressure on the Government to tell us when our vaccines will arrive and when jabs can begin,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I know ... More >>

ACT’s Gang Gun Solution Deserves Govt Support

Friday, 15 January 2021, 11:42 am | ACT New Zealand

“News today that Canterbury Police have been ordered to carry firearms for the second time in a fortnight amid fears of armed gang retaliation is further evidence of why ACT’s approach to tackling gangs and their firearms deserves greater attention,” ... More >>

Lack Of Clarity On Vaccine Delivery Astonishing

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 5:28 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s inability to provide clarity on when the Covid-19 vaccines it has purchased will arrive is alarming and deserves a much better explanation,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Grant Robertson told NewstalkZB today ‘I can ... More >>

Criticism Unfounded – We Must Get Tracing Numbers Up

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 11:19 am | ACT New Zealand

“Criticism of ACT’s proposal to make scanning into any premises with an official Ministry of Health Covid-19 tracing QR code compulsory for those people who haven’t switched on the official NZ Covid Tracer app’s Bluetooth capability is misplaced,” ... More >>

Hipkins Contradicts Aussie PM – Who’s Right?

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 8:54 am | ACT New Zealand

“Health Minister Chris Hipkins has this morning defended the Government’s tardy vaccination plans by saying Australia hasn’t received its stocks of vaccine yet, and he believes both countries will receive them sometime in March,” says ACT Leader ... More >>

As Covid Risk Grows, Scanning In Should Be Compulsory

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 3:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government should make scanning into any premises with an official Ministry of Health Covid-19 tracing QR code compulsory for those people who haven’t switched on the official NZ Covid Tracer app’s Bluetooth capability,” says ACT Leader ... More >>

Government Must Act To Avoid Another Lockdown

Monday, 11 January 2021, 1:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

“There is an unnerving sense of complacency about the Government’s Covid-19 response at the very time a heightened sense of vigilance and adaptability to changing circumstances is required,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “We are now dealing ... More >>

Gangs Training Recruits Faster Than Police

Sunday, 10 January 2021, 6:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Police Minister Poto Williams needs to explain why her agency has stopped training new recruits when gang recruitment is skyrocketing,” says ACT’s Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. “This short-sighted move will mean the gangs ... More >>