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Increased Centralisation Would Lead To Fewer Buses

Monday, 15 August 2022, 11:41 am | ACT New Zealand

“Minister of Transport Michael Wood’s policy of trying to take public transport accountability away from private companies is a sop to union bosses that could lead to fewer buses on the road,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “If ... More >>

ACT Requests An Extension For Licensing Renewals

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 1:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

“I have sent Minister of Police Chris Hipkins a letter calling on him to issue an extension for firearm licensing renewals in light of massive backlogs,” says ACT’s Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. “There are thousands of ... More >>

Scrap The Traveller Declaration Form

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 12:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is calling on the Government to use common sense and scrap the burdensome Traveller Declaration form,” says ACT’s Immigration spokesperson Dr James McDowall. “This form is another example of COVID regulations that have passed their use-by ... More >>

Why Stop There With Interest Deductibility?

Friday, 12 August 2022, 4:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government has seen sense and axed their unfair interest deductibility policy for larger developers, it should keep going and axe it for all renters,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT has been vocally opposed to the Government’s plans ... More >>

Homegrown Inflation Not Going Anywhere

Friday, 12 August 2022, 11:51 am | ACT New Zealand

“Inflation is not going anywhere because it’s homegrown, literally in the case of the latest food price increases,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Food Price Index is showing the second highest monthly food price inflation in over 10 ... More >>

National Waking Up To Housing Deal Failure

Friday, 12 August 2022, 11:04 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is heartened to see National’s Leader recognise the mistake it made in supporting Labour with new intensification rules. ACT is ready with solutions to improve the law, solutions we put forward when the law was being debated,” says ... More >>

4,700 Nurses Needed In New Zealand

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 3:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Minister of Health Andrew Little is spinning on the head of a pin so he doesn’t have to answer how many nurses New Zealand actually needs,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “The Minister revealed through ... More >>

Immigration NZ Needs A Revamp As The Floodgates Open

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 2:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s net migration figures from Stats NZ show that the floodgates have opened and New Zealand needs real change to turn things around,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Figures show that 11,500 more people are choosing to leave and build ... More >>

ACT Attempts To Fix Broken Oranga Tamariki Bill

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 5:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT has proposed a series of common-sense amendments to Labour’s derided Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill, aiming to improve the legislation so that it works for the vulnerable kids who should be at the centre of this law-making process,” says ACT’s ... More >>

Coming To The Defence Of Our Defence Force

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 2:31 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Numbers are dropping in the New Zealand Defence Force as personnel are faced with poor pay, poor dwellings, and poor leadership from the Minister,” says ACT’s Defence spokesperson Dr James McDowall. “NZDF is experiencing increasing attrition ... More >>

Government Doubles Down On SNA Backdown

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 10:05 am | ACT New Zealand

“James Shaw has doubled down on his Government’s assurance that existing land use will continue on Significant Natural Areas (SNAs),” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron. “Responding to written parliamentary questions from ... More >>

$638,000 Spent Promoting Labour Policy

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 9:42 am | ACT New Zealand

“Labour wasted $638,000 promoting its public transport policy to people who already used public transport,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “Written parliamentary questions answered by the Minister of Transport reveal that the advertising ... More >>

More Ram Raids Than Businesses Accessing Fund

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 6:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

“More businesses are being hit by ram raids nightly than benefitting from the Government’s $6 million fund for vulnerable small retailers,” says ACT’s Police spokesperson Chris Baillie. “When questioned in Parliament the Minister of Police ... More >>

Labour Turns Its Back On Victims Of Serious Crime

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:39 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s repeal of ACT’s Three Strikes legislation shows that Labour values ideology over safe communities,” says ACT’s Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “With record ram raids terrorising people up and down the country, Labour’s big ... More >>

Labour Can’t Give Money Away

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 4:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister has today admitted to Parliament that 134,000 people who are eligible for the cost of living payment still haven’t received it because the Government does not have their bank accounts,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This is the ... More >>

Ignorance Of Ram Raid Details Shows Out Of Touch PM

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 4:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The Prime Minister has made no efforts to find out how many people have been arrested or what’s happened to them, showing she is out of touch with real life in New Zealand communities,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  “As Epsom ... More >>

AG’s Verdict Should Sink Three Waters

Monday, 8 August 2022, 5:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Auditor-General’s comments on Labour’s divisive Three Waters should be the final nail in the coffin for the widely-rejected reforms,” says ACT’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Court. “The Auditor-General raised serious concerns ... More >>

ACT Welcomes National Party’s Welfare Move

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 1:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

"ACT welcomes the National Party’s move towards mutual obligation in welfare. Requiring case management for long term and young beneficiaries is good policy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT has long said welfare should inspire people ... More >>

Australia Beats Us Again, This Time With Medical Professionals

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 1:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party can reveal that New Zealand has around 420 fewer nurses per 100,000 people than our Aussie cousins and 130 fewer doctors,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “New Zealand needs to everything we can ... More >>

ACT's Seventh Member's Bill This Term Shows Depth Of Ideas

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 1:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party has once again shown we are the leaders of the proposition with our seventh Member’s Bill this term to be read in Parliament,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT is focussed on real change. That’s why this term we’ve ... More >>