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Jacinda Does Verbal Gymnastics Over Inflation

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 3:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern twisted herself in knots trying to explain why inflation has gone from half of wage growth to double in the space of five months,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Yesterday in Parliament Jacinda told me “wage growth being at ... More >>

Time To Establish Epidemic Response Unit

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 11:50 am | ACT New Zealand

“Sir Brian Roche, before Parliament’s Health Committee this morning, once again advocated for a specialised Epidemic Response Unit, an idea ACT has championed since last August”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In our Wellbeing Approach to COVID-19 ... More >>

Public Health Advice Means Roadblocks Should Be Torn Down

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:26 am | ACT New Zealand

“The public health advice to Jacinda Ardern that we no longer need the Auckland border proves the controversial Northland roadblocks are not needed,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “There are not enough cops in Auckland city. There have been ... More >>

Nearly A Third Of Bureaucrats Earn Six Figures

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:02 am | ACT New Zealand

“New figures released by the Public Service Commission show there are 3,246 more public servants earning six figures this year compared with last,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In 2020, 15,055 bureaucrats earned over $100,000. In 2021, that ... More >>

Firearms Delays Go From Bad To Worse

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:00 am | ACT New Zealand

“Law abiding firearms users are facing even more delays as the Police fall even further behind on processing applications,” says ACT’s Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. “The waiting times for applications to be processed have extended ... More >>

PM ‘following The Health Advice?’ Yeah, Right

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 8:39 am | ACT New Zealand

“Nobody will ever believe the Prime Minister again when she says ‘she’s following the public health advice’”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Jacinda Ardern should today implement the public health advice she received – that the Auckland ... More >>

ACT And Greens Unite For Democracy

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 7:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party has this evening moved a motion in Parliament asking for Labour and National’s rushed housing policy to go back to Select Committee,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.” “Every party, other ... More >>

ACT Demands Urgent Debate On COVID Deaths

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 3:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party has secured an Urgent Debate in Parliament about the deaths of New Zealanders who were isolating at home with COVID-19,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “This debate is not about politics – ... More >>

Jacinda Wouldn’t Know Inflation If It Blew Up In Her Face

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 2:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It’s no wonder wages are going backwards under Labour when Jacinda Ardern doesn’t know the rate of inflation and wage growth”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Today when I asked the Prime Minister about the cost of living, she tried to tell Parliament ... More >>

Zero Logic To Labour’s COVID-19 Decisions

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 2:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government is making ad hoc COVID-19 decisions that don’t meet its own criteria. We need clarity, certainty and common sense for New Zealanders to buy into the Traffic Light System”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government’s ... More >>

Electoral Reform Options Don’t Solve A Problem

Monday, 6 December 2021, 5:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The proposed reforms from the Ministry of Justice into electoral donations don't solve a public policy problem,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “If people think it’s a problem that people who break the law are being taken to court, then they ... More >>

Jacinda’s Ihumātao Naivete Home To Roost

Saturday, 4 December 2021, 5:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The dangerous side of Jacinda’s kindness is on full display as her ham-fisted Ihumātao intervention comes home to roost at Shelly Bay and in Northland,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Jacinda is turning New Zealand into a squattocracy, ... More >>

Police Commissioner Bullied By Iwi

Saturday, 4 December 2021, 5:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Police Commissioner Andrew Coster has confirmed that Police have given into demands of iwi rather than upholding the law,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In an interview with media yesterday, the man in charge of our Police said ‘it’s better ... More >>

Important Questions About Northland Roadblocks

Friday, 3 December 2021, 10:19 am | ACT New Zealand

“Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield needs to let New Zealanders know if he has appointed Hone Harawira and the Tai Tokerau Border Control as Enforcement Officers under the law,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The announcement of ... More >>

How Freedom Day Was Won

Friday, 3 December 2021, 7:17 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT’s relentless campaigning for Freedom Day has today seen the city released from its shackles after 107 days in lockdown,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT first called for a December 1st Freedom Day two months ago. It might have come two ... More >>

Labour-National Housing Bill Returned Without Amendment

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 7:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Committee charged with examining the Labour-National housing bill has returned it without amendment because it didn’t have time to fix its many flaws,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “As ACT said when the bill was first debated, a six week ... More >>

Iwi-Police Checkpoints The Dangerous Side Of Kindness

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 5:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Our weak Prime Minister and Police Commission have been bullied by iwi into surrendering citizen's basic rights,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Jacinda should have made it clear that New Zealanders have a right to move around the country, if there ... More >>

Press Statement

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 5:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Kris Faafoi wants to revictimise those who have suffered at the hands of New Zealand’s worst violent and sexual offenders,” says ACT’s Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “The Justice Minister wrote to the Select Committee overseeing the ... More >>

Labour, National Vote Against Adding Infrastructure Funding To Housing Bill

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 4:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour and National have today voted against adding infrastructure funding to their joint housing bill”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT today asked the Environment Committee to write to the Business Committee requesting that the Resource ... More >>

ACT Calls On PHARMAC Review To Start Over Again

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 4:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The interim report released today by the PHARMAC Review Panel shows the review is a whitewash,” says ACT's Deputy Leader and Health Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “The way PHARMAC has engaged with the review panel is shameful. The Minister of ... More >>