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Police Using Official Documents For Propaganda

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 1:35 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Police are using new guidelines for frontline officers for propaganda instead of being open and transparent with the public about their new powers”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “On Thursday, the Epidemic Response Committee requested ... More >>

Common Sense Needed On Essential Business

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 1:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Preventing golf course maintenance during lockdown is a perfect example of why we need a common sense approach to what activities can be undertaken”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ As ACT wrote at the beginning of the week , the Government ... More >>

Move To Allow Butchers To Process Pork Illogical

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 8:15 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s latest move to allow butchers to process pork for supermarkets, but not sell it themselves, is illogical,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “It appears that animal welfare concerns have pushed the Government to move on ... More >>

Police Should Release Legal Advice On How It Will Use Powers

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 1:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Police have an opportunity to encourage respect for the law by being open and transparent about how its officers will use their new powers”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Police Commissioner Mike Bush told the Epidemic Response Committee ... More >>

Economic Recovery Must Not Be Ideological

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 1:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Finance Minister must commit, as far as is possible, to returning New Zealand to pre-COVID-19 economic settings, rather than using the current crisis to make permanent ideological changes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Grant Robertson told the ... More >>

Does Finance Minister Have Enough Information To Lift Lockdown?

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 11:42 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is questioning whether the Finance Minister has enough information about COVID-19 to know when New Zealand should come out of lockdown. “Every day of this lockdown is costing a fortune. Livelihoods are being lost as ... More >>

Gap Between Testing And Capacity A Major Concern

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 4:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The gap between the number of COVID-19 tests being performed and our capacity to test is a major concern”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Director-General of Health yesterday said that over the past week an average of 1,728 tests had been ... More >>

COVID-19 Committee Produces New Information On Govt Response

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 3:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The first sitting of the Epidemic Response Committee, held today, produced a number pieces of new information”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Director-General of Health and the Minister of Health, under questioning, made a ... More >>

To Restrain Supermarket Prices, Let Butchers, Bakers And Fruit And Vege Stores Open

Monday, 30 March 2020, 9:46 am | ACT New Zealand

“As the COVID-19 lockdown evolves, the Government must walk back its restriction on bakeries, butchers and fruit and vegetable stores”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government has effectively given supermarkets a monopoly on food, but it seems ... More >>

ACT Crowdsources COVID-19 Committee Questions

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 4:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is asking the public to submit and vote on the questions it would like answered by the Government on its response to COVID-19. “Keeping our democracy strong through the COVID-19 crisis will be vital”, says Mr Seymour. ... More >>

COVID-19: Suspending Parliament Misguided

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s move to adjourn Parliament while assuming extraordinary new powers is misguided”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “Although the Business Committee today came to a compromise that will allow the Opposition to continue to ... More >>

ACT Welcomes Government's Measures To Fight COVID-19

Monday, 23 March 2020, 2:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government has made the right call by moving New Zealand to Alert Level 3 immediately and to Alert Level 4 in 48 hours”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Now is the time for all New Zealanders to support the measures announced by the Prime ... More >>

Free Press, 23 March 2020

Monday, 23 March 2020, 8:21 am | ACT New Zealand

In Last Week’s Free Press We outlined three possible options for COVID-19: (1) Let it burn through the population until we have herd immunity, (2) Lock everything down until there is a vaccine, or (3) Tread the middle path of flattening the curve ... More >>

Govt Rushing Prisoner Voting Law During COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 4:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The Government should pause and ask whether it’s necessary to rush certain laws that have nothing to do with COVID-19 during the current crisis”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This afternoon, the Government has given the Justice Committee ... More >>

ACT Calls On Government To Cancel 2020 Petrol Tax Increase

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 2:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on the Government to cancel the petrol tax increase due to take effect on 1 July. “It would be irresponsible for the Government to continue with its planned petrol tax increase this year”, says Mr Seymour. “New ... More >>

ACT Applauds Passage Of Abortion Reform Legislation

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 9:02 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader and MP for Epsom David Seymour welcomes the passing of the Abortion Legislation Act tonight in Parliament. “Abortion reform in New Zealand was long overdue and this legislation is a crucial step forward for personal freedom in New Zealand,” ... More >>

ACT Welcomes Abortion Legislation Act

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 8:40 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader and MP for Epsom David Seymour welcomes the passing of the Abortion Legislation Act tonight in Parliament. “Abortion reform in New Zealand was long overdue and this legislation is a crucial step forward for personal freedom in New Zealand,” ... More >>

Kiwis Can Handle Truth On COVID-19 Testing Limits

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 2:28 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister needs to tell the people and trust the people when it comes to restrictions on testing for COVID-19”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “There are clearly restrictions on testing. This is in no way a criticism of the Government. ... More >>

PM Must Be Clear With New Zealanders On COVID-19 Testing

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 4:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The Prime Minister must be clear with New Zealanders on the issue of testing for COVID-19”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “At the moment, Jacinda Ardern is sending mixed messages. “This afternoon, in her speech on the Government’s ... More >>

PM Should Clarify Comments On COVID-19 Testing

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister’s comments in Parliament this afternoon on COVID-19 testing appear to depart from previously announced testing criteria”, according to ACT leader David Seymour. “ To qualify for a test , people need to satisfy a number ... More >>

 

 

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