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Check Your Database, WINZ

Monday, 27 June 2022, 7:27 am | ACT New Zealand

“If Work and Income has a database of 106,000 people who claim to be ‘work ready’ why is it advertising on the radio and Facebook for people to fill jobs?” asks ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour. “There are sponsored advertisements ... More >>

Government’s Review Of GE Falls Short

Monday, 27 June 2022, 6:43 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s review of genetic engineering needs to be widened to address the potential benefits to the agriculture industry and climate,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron. “Minister David Parker said this morning ... More >>

Speaker’s Tour Expected To Cost $40,000 Per MP

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 8:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Most New Zealanders could only ever dream of a $40,000 two-week trip to Europe but that’s what five MPs, including the Speaker have just completed and are charging back to the taxpayer,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

New Minister, Same Old Excuses

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 2:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

“We need to be doing everything possible to get nurses into the country, but successive Immigration Ministers have failed to accept the problem or provide a solution,” says ACT’s Immigration spokesperson Dr James McDowall. “Severe workforce shortages, ... More >>

Climate Commission’s Virtue Signalling Costing Kiwis

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 12:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

“James Shaw has once again shown that his Government is more focussed on platitudes than progress when it comes to climate policy,” says ACT’s Climate Change spokesperson Simon Court. “When asked in Parliament for examples of how the $82 million allocated ... More >>

MIA Kelvin Thinks It’s A Joke - Act Party

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 11:23 am | ACT New Zealand

  “The Corrections Association (CANZ) has made pens with the phrase “Where’s Kelvin” printed on them and the response from Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis is that he wants one so he can frame it,” says ACT’s Corrections spokesperson ... More >>

Labour-National Coalition Trashing The Kiwi Dream

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 9:36 am | ACT New Zealand

“With housing affordability for first-home buyers the worst it’s been in six decades, New Zealand’s political duopoly has irreparably damaged the chances of young New Zealanders,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Commerce Commission ... More >>

Government In Action Or A Live Performance Of Monty Python?

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 6:46 am | ACT New Zealand

“Only this government could hire thousands of bureaucrats to take money from New Zealanders and then hundreds more to work out how to give the money back,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government was dragged kicking and screaming to ... More >>

FPAs Overwhelmingly Rejected By Businesses

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 1:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is supporting the hundreds of businesses across New Zealand who have had their voices heard in opposition to Labour’s backwards “Fair Pay” Agreements (FPAs),” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie. “Over the last ... More >>

FPAs Overwhelmingly Rejected By Businesses

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 1:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is supporting the hundreds of businesses across New Zealand who have had their voices heard in opposition to Labour’s backwards “Fair Pay” Agreements (FPAs),” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie. “Over the last ... More >>

Labour Promised To Tackle Gangs 407 Days Ago, They’ve Done Nothing

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 12:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

“407 days ago Labour announced that they would amend the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act “to introduce new power enabling seizure of assets of those associated with organised crime.” But we’re yet to see any action,” says ACT’s Justice spokesperson ... More >>

Hipkins Sets New Standard

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 10:03 am | ACT New Zealand

“Chris Hipkins’ apology to Charlotte Bellis at least tells us where the Government’s standards are: The Government will apologise if the Government leaks a pregnant woman’s private information,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “A government minister spread ... More >>

Government Turning A Blind Eye To Benefit Fraud

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 6:40 am | ACT New Zealand

“Data from the Ministry for Social Development shows that they’ve all but given up on prosecuting people for benefit fraud,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour. “Every year that Labour has been in Government there have been significantly ... More >>

Violent Gang Members On Home Detention Treble Under Labour

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 6:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The number of gang members convicted of violence offences who have been allowed to carry out their sentence in the comfort of their own home has almost trebled under the soft on crime Labour government,” says ACT’s Corrections spokesperson Toni ... More >>

Taskforce Window Dressing For Not Having A Solution

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 3:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Megan Woods’ farcical ‘plasterboard task force’ is just window dressing for the fact she has no idea what to do about the building materials crisis. She should just adopt ACT’s policy for a Materials Equivalence Register,” says ACT ... More >>

Lift The Mandates, Get The Midwives

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 3:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Health Minister Andrew Little today told Parliament there are 64 additional vacancies for midwives than he previously stated – if he wants to fill those vacancies it’s time to lift the vaccine mandates,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Little had ... More >>

ACT’s Practical Solution To Fix Building Materials Crisis

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 1:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Excessive regulations are getting in the way of building houses and preventing competition in the market, which is why ACT proposes a Materials Equivalence Register to allow access to foreign approved substitute materials that can be used to build ... More >>

Kiwis Are Telling The Government To Wake Up

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 10:31 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index shows that New Zealand is heading towards a recession, with consumer confidence at its lowest level since 1988,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Dave Dobbyn had just released Loyal and ... More >>

Prime Minister Must Apologise To Grounded Kiwis

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 10:13 am | ACT New Zealand

“Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern owes an apology to the New Zealanders she put through hell by not allowing them access to their own country,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. "The decision not to appeal the Grounded Kiwis case is an admission the Government ... More >>

Prime Minister Unwittingly Backs Treasury Advice Against Own Policy

Monday, 20 June 2022, 10:06 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister dropped a spectacular clanger this morning, unknowingly citing the Treasury’s advice against her own policy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Jacinda Ardern told Breakfast ‘If we’re not careful, and we’re not targeted, ... More >>