ACT New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

Robertson's Growing Megalomania

Friday, 16 April 2021, 2:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Grant Robertson’s growing megalomania will be sending shockwaves through boardrooms across the country,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Fresh from directing Air New Zealand where to fly, he’s now lecturing ACC to get out of fossil fuels. “According ... More >>

Minister Must Tell Us If He's Parked Hate Speech Laws, Or Not

Friday, 16 April 2021, 8:55 am | ACT New Zealand

“Introducing hate speech laws, as described in a Cabinet Paper reported by Newsroom, would take human rights and our ability to problem solve as a country backwards,” says ACT Leader David Seymour After saying the laws are not currently a priority ... More >>

Does She Know She's PM?

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 5:59 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister should take some personal responsibility when things go wrong, instead of throwing members of the public under a bus." says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government has extreme powers to keep us safe from COVID, but the ... More >>

Low Nicotine Ciggies Will Drive Up Poverty

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:37 am | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealand smokers will who can least afford it will spend more on their habit and in turn do harm to those around them if the Government mandates lower nicotine in tobacco,” says ACT Social Development and Children spokesperson Karen Chhour. ... More >>

Ëlarm Trial Shouldn't Have Taken Ten Months

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:00 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Government’s decision to trial Datamine’s ëlarm with border workers. “ We’ve been urging the Government to adopt ëlarm for 314 days now ,” says Mr Seymour. “It shouldn’t have taken ten months for ... More >>

Robertson Should Rescind Letter To Air New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 4:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Parliament is quite rightly this afternoon urgently debating a letter from Finance Minister Grant Robertson to the chair of Air New Zealand that has more than the whiff of Rob Muldoon about it,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I requested this debate ... More >>

Govt Must Reject He Puapua

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 2:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT is calling on the Prime Minister to publicly reject the recommendations of a Cabinet-commissioned report which aims to give effect to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “ He Puapua represents a significant and serious ... More >>

Seymour Begins Free Speech Speaking Tour

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The world is currently facing greater challenges than it has in decades, with a pandemic, a decline in democracy and geopolitical tensions on the rise. More than ever we need to unite New Zealand behind good ideas, and that takes honest conversations ... More >>

We Need To Hear From Sir Brian Roche Urgently

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The sooner the Government’s COVID tsar Sir Brian Roche can be brought before a select committee to explain how he proposes to fix the shambles he’s taken on the better,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Today’s Health Select Committee ... More >>

Emotive Live Export Ban A Kick In The Guts

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 10:38 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s emotive decision to ban live exports ignores the evidence and is a kick in the guts for the rural sector”, says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson and dairy farmer Mark Cameron. “Live exports represent a critical ... More >>

“Nutter”: PM Should Admonish Nash

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 10:16 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister should pull Stuart Nash into line after he called a parliamentary colleague a ‘nutter’”, says ACT Health Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Speaking on Mike Hosking’s show this morning, Stuart Nash referred to Nicole McKee as a ... More >>

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill Looks Like A Fig Leaf For Failure

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 1:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It’s disheartening to see the Government changing the law in response to the March 15 murders in a way the Justice Minister readily admits wouldn’t have prevented the events of March 15,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT thinks it’s important ... More >>

Experts: Labour’s Housing Change A Renter’s Tax

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:57 am | ACT New Zealand

“ The experts are in agreement : Labour’s proposed change to interest deductibility rules is a renter’s tax,” says ACT’s Housing Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “A majority of economists, academics and property experts believe the impacts of ... More >>

Vaccination Botch Up Needs Urgent Fix

Monday, 12 April 2021, 5:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It’s unacceptable the Government won’t play hardball with unions and force those employees unwilling to get a COVID vaccine to vacate MIQ premises for another 18 days,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Stop pussyfooting about and take the ... More >>

Primary Healthcare Shut-out Makes No Sense

Monday, 12 April 2021, 2:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government is shutting out a standing army of vaccinators like pharmacists and General Practitioners (GPs) in a flawed model that will ensure the continued slowness of our COVID vaccination rollout,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This ... More >>

Jackson Perpetuates Victimhood Mentality

Monday, 12 April 2021, 11:24 am | ACT New Zealand

“Willie Jackson’s inflammatory comments about racism will only perpetuate a victimhood mentality,” says ACT’s Social Development and Children Spokesperson Karen Chhour. This morning, the Māori Development Minister said there is institutional ... More >>

New Website To Hear Housing Stories

Monday, 12 April 2021, 5:24 am | ACT New Zealand

“A flood of stories about the likely impacts of new interest deductibility rules has necessitated a new website to hear them all,” says ACT Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Labour’s interest deductibility changes represent a stealth ... More >>

Seymour Statement On Prince Philip

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 5:32 am | ACT New Zealand

"On behalf of ACT, I would like to express sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family. "Prince Philip will be remembered for his long dedication to public service. He has selflessly contributed to a long period of stability ... More >>

50K Cost On New Builds Unacceptable

Friday, 9 April 2021, 9:04 am | ACT New Zealand

“Adding up to $50,000 to the cost of a new home with higher insulation standards is unacceptable in the middle of a housing crisis”, says ACT’s Housing Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “All New Zealanders want to live in a warm, dry home, but first ... More >>

Stop Vilifying Landlords And Start Listening

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 3:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour should stop vilifying residential property investors and start listening to them,” says ACT’s Housing Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Labour promised to be a government for all New Zealanders, but today’s comments in Parliament take ... More >>