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ACT welcome National’s acknowledgement of the housing crisis

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“National’s acknowledgement of the seriousness of the housing crisis and its adoption of ACT’s long-held position that the Resource Management Act requires fundamental reform should be welcomed”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Knee-jerk gun law has created mass civil disobedience

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:15 am | ACT New Zealand

“Parliament’s knee-jerk ban on firearms has led to mass civil disobedience and made us less safe as a country”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Let’s get road pricing done

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:57 am | ACT New Zealand

“National should be congratulated for raising the idea of congestion charging but it must go further and commit to rolling it out in its first term of government”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Politics in Full Sentences, 14 December 2019

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

The left love to say we are lightly taxed compared with European welfare states. But what about the countries that we do business with most? Well, New Zealand is the most heavily-taxed country in the Asia-Pacific. Central and local government ... More >>

Arms Legislation Bill report a small victory

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Finance and Expenditure Committee’s interim report on the Arms Legislation Bill is a small victory for common sense”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Why is Peters promising to protect Stuff?

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:05 am | ACT New Zealand

“The idea that NZ First would step in to protect a media organisation that has been shining a light on the opaque NZ First Foundation raises serious questions”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Western Australia Legalises Assisted Dying

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:32 am | ACT New Zealand

“Western Australia follows the State of Victoria, which legalised assisted dying in 2017, and a number of US states which have legalised while our Parliament considered and debated the End of Life Choice Act,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

New Zealand the most heavily taxed country in Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:48 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update will confirm that New Zealand remains the most heavily taxed economy in the Asia-Pacific region ”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Twyford undermines property rights with Urban Dev Bill

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 7:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Phil Twyford’s plan to allow the government to forcibly take private land for development instead of changing our urban planning rules for all New Zealanders will undermine property rights”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Nanny state bans a distraction from serious challenges

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 11:22 am | ACT New Zealand

“ Bans on fruit stickers, cotton buds and plastic cutlery are a distraction from the serious public policy challenges facing New Zealand”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

RBNZ capital requirements will hurt farmers, businesses

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Reserve Bank’s requirement for banks to hold more capital will act as a handbrake on the economy at a time of serious uncertainty”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

A slowly-moving disaster: 1/5 kids unequipped for life

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:41 am | ACT New Zealand

“The latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report must force politicians to take power from a sclerotic education bureaucracy and put it in the hands of educators, parents and students”, says ACT Leader David ... More >>

Police: Government rush behind SAP contract, privacy breach

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 5:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Police has now confirmed that it was put under serious time pressure by the Government when it handed the gun ‘buy-back’ database contract to German firm SAP”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Donations law an attempt to distract from bad news

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 2:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

“By forcing Parliament into urgency today to consider the law around donations, the Government is attempting to distract from bad news and is setting a dangerous precedent”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

If the responsible Minister is not responsible, is the PM

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 12:34 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister must sack the Police Minister. If he won’t take responsibility for a massive privacy breach within his own department and resign, she must make him”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Massive data breach: Nash must resign

Monday, 2 December 2019, 1:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Police Minister must resign and the Government should now back down on its proposal for a firearms register after a massive data breach”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Put parents in charge of new education funding

Monday, 2 December 2019, 11:12 am | ACT New Zealand

“Parents should be in charge of the $400 million in new education funding”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour’s 2020 strategy: Borrow to bribe

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 10:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s 2020 strategy has come into focus with a promise to borrow billions of dollars to win an election”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

PM’s confusion over hate speech law deeply worrying

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 12:35 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern’s confusion over hate speech law should be deeply worrying to anyone concerned with protecting freedom of expression”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

PM's belief that gun laws unified the country a fantasy

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 12:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister’s belief that she unified the country over gun law changes is a complete fantasy”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

 

 

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