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New Zealand Biggest Loser In World Competitiveness Rankings

Saturday, 18 June 2022, 1:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s various policy missteps are being noticed globally, according to the latest edition of the World Competitiveness Booklet. New Zealand is the biggest loser, falling 11 places to 31st out of 63 countries,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. ... More >>

GDP Figures Show Need For Real Change

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 11:41 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s GDP numbers show that New Zealand is halfway down the road to recession, as we forecast in March,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The figures show the economy contracted by 0.2 per cent in the March quarter of this year. ACT predicted ... More >>

GDP Figures Show Need For Real Change

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 11:40 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s GDP numbers show that New Zealand is halfway down the road to recession, as we forecast in March,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The figures show the economy contracted by 0.2 per cent in the March quarter of this year. ACT predicted ... More >>

Tell The Full PGF Story, Minister

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 11:13 am | ACT New Zealand

“Minister for Corporate Welfare Stuart Nash should tell New Zealanders the full story about what results $3,000,000,000 in taxpayers’ money funnelled through the Provincial Growth Fund has achieved” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Launching ... More >>

Australian Foreign Minister Setting The Standard For Mahuta

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 4:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT hopes that Australia’s new Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong can give Nanaia Mahuta some tips on foreign diplomacy when they meet later this week,” says ACT’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Minister Wong’s visit ... More >>

Verrall Takes ACT Advice, She Shouldn’t Stop There

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 2:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New COVID-19 Response Minister Ayesha Verrall’s expected announcement that pre-departure testing will be gone next week is the kind of common-sense practicality the role needs, more please,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Pre-departure testing ... More >>

Transmission Gully Opening Day Cost $337k

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 6:22 am | ACT New Zealand

“As the cost of living crisis bites, Government has once again shown contempt for taxpayers with Waka Kotahi spending $337,000 on an open day for Transmission Gully,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “Parliamentary Written ... More >>

Orr Gives Speech ‘why We Embraced Te Ao Māori’ While Inflation Slams Māori

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 5:55 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr is verging on self parody, giving a speech to the Central Banking Summer Meetings entitled ‘Why we embraced Te Ao Māori’ amidst a cost-of-living crisis that hits Māori hardest,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. ... More >>

Government Fails To Control Inflation And Prices Skyrocket

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 11:32 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ramifications of the Government’s irresponsible spending are continuing to hit home with Kiwis paying more at the checkout,” says ACT’s Leader David Seymour. “Stats NZ’s Food Price Index shows that food prices rose 0.7 per cent ... More >>

What The New Ministers Need To Do

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 9:27 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister has appointed six new Ministers and they’re all refusing interviews. They can’t afford to be new faces making the same mistakes as their predecessors. ACT, as always, has some helpful advice,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. ... More >>

Hate Speech Laws Need To Be Ruled Out

Monday, 13 June 2022, 4:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister has today confirmed the Government’s divisive and dangerous hate speech laws are still on their agenda,” says ACT’s Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “Hate speech laws are divisive and dangerous, turning debate into ... More >>

Major Reshuffle Shows Lack Of Talent

Monday, 13 June 2022, 3:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister’s major reshuffle of Cabinet has shuffled the deck chairs but the underlying problem is a lack of talent and good policy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT welcomes the departure of Poto Williams as Police Minister, ... More >>

Trevor Leaving Early For Knighthood Of Shame

Monday, 13 June 2022, 3:13 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party predicts that Trevor Mallard will vacate the Speaker’s chair so he can be awarded the Knighthood he wouldn’t get from the next Government,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Mallard knew he was a dead duck waddling. He took ... More >>

Deck Chairs On Titanic Reshuffled

Monday, 13 June 2022, 10:41 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister is reshuffling deckchairs on the Titanic. This Government has collided with the iceberg of reality and it’s going down not just because of the faces in Cabinet, but because of its policies and its direction,” says ACT ... More >>

D Day for Trevor Trump

Monday, 13 June 2022, 10:20 am | ACT New Zealand

“With the Prime Minister announcing a reshuffle today, she should use this opportunity to confirm she has lost confidence in Trevor Mallard, the Donald Trump of New Zealand politics” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The problem with Donald Trump is that ... More >>

Farcical Pre-departure Rules Locking Kiwis Out

Monday, 13 June 2022, 9:44 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s command and control over our lives has gone on long enough and it’s time for Jacinda to give up her vice-like grip and let us get on with our lives,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Kiwis are being denied entry into ... More >>

BOP Councils Would Get $79 Million Under ACT’s Policy

Sunday, 12 June 2022, 1:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT’s GST sharing scheme would see Bay of Plenty Councils better off by approximately $79 million,” says ACT’s Tauranga candidate Cameron Luxton. “ACT’s GST-sharing scheme is designed support local development enabling infrastructure, councils that ... More >>

Cameron Luxton Shows Up The Other Candidates In TV Debates

Sunday, 12 June 2022, 1:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

Cameron Luxton is the clear winner of two televised debates for candidates in the Tauranga by-election. The debates took place on both Newshub Nation on Thursday evening and Q+A on Sunday morning. Cameron was the standout candidate across both. “Cameron ... More >>

ACT Welcomes National’s Support For Gang Policy

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 1:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is pleased to see National is supporting ACT’s policy of non-consorting laws for gang members,” says ACT's Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “Under our Gang Control Orders, Police would be able to apply to the courts for an injunction ... More >>

Labour Fails First Home Buyers

Friday, 10 June 2022, 9:29 am | ACT New Zealand

“The steady decline in Kiwis securing First Home Grants shows the abject failure of Labour’s housing policy,” says ACT’s Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “There has been a 60 per cent drop in First Home Grant approvals in the first quarter ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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