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$76 Billion Less Debt Under ACT's Fiscal Plan

Friday, 18 September 2020, 5:38 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT would borrow $76 billion less than Labour this decade, new numbers released this morning show. “Every other political party is in a race to spend more money. But every extra dollar government borrows today means higher taxes or fewer services ... More >>

Labour Gives New Zealand The Worst Of All Possible Worlds

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 11:37 am | ACT New Zealand

“Labour has given New Zealand the worst of all possible worlds: growth has dropped off a cliff, while it’s created a mountain of debt,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Today’s figures show what New Zealanders I’m hearing up and down this country ... More >>

Seymour Calls On Bishops To Respect Ninth Commandment

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 6:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says he respects the choice of Catholic Bishops who don’t like the End of Life Choice Act, they just have to respect the choices of others. “The Bishops also need to follow the ninth commandment and stop bearing false witness ... More >>

PREFU Reveals Higher Debt And Unemployment, Lower Growth

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 1:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update has revealed our position has got worse since the Budget,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “New forecasts show public debt, unemployment and economic growth will all be worse after the Government and ... More >>

Top 10 Government Spending Blowouts

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 3:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

“With $180 billion in debt and all other political parties in a race to see who can spend the most on election bribes, it’s time to remember the Top 10 spending blowouts from this Government,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Our country is ... More >>

NZ First’s East Coast Bribery Unbelievable

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 1:58 pm | ACT New Zealand

“We are in the midst of one of the worst economic crises this country has ever seen and Shane Jones’ answer is to flush $45 million down the toilet,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Shane Jones has put aside $45 million dollars for a project ... More >>

Jacinda Will Feed The Kids, Judith Will Brush Their Teeth

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 1:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

“With Jacinda Ardern promising school lunches and Judith Collins offering toothbrushes and toothpaste, there’ll be little left for parents to do,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “New Zealand is facing an historic mountain of debt, but political parties ... More >>

Bledisloe Cup Shows They’re Making It Up As They Go

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 11:17 am | ACT New Zealand

"It's taken six months, and the threat of losing the Bledisloe in election year, but the Government is finally applying common sense at the border,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It’s great that New Zealand will still host the two ... More >>

Developing The Resources To Power Our Economic Recovery

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 6:18 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT will: Fast-track resource development by introducing a streamlined process for consenting projects and granting land access, while protecting areas with high biodiversity and conservation values Require mining companies to put up hefty bonds, undertake ... More >>

Statement On Dilworth School

Monday, 14 September 2020, 2:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“This will be saddening news for our community, of which Dilworth is an integral part,” says MP for Epsom David Seymour. “Obviously, this is a sensitive issue before the courts and I acknowledge the need for justice to be served.” More >>

Alert Level 2 Continuation A Slap In The Face To New Zealanders

Monday, 14 September 2020, 1:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Keeping New Zealand at Alert Level 2 shows the Government has failed at its Covid-19 response,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. "The Government says it has done a great job, and we must stay locked down. They cannot have it both ways. Either ... More >>

The Covid Spending That Wasn’t

Monday, 14 September 2020, 11:59 am | ACT New Zealand

“The next generation of New Zealanders will be stuck with the bill from a Government that gave unnecessary hand-outs disguised as Covid-19 support”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Whether it was $10 million for the Prime Minister to have her photo ... More >>

Govt Making It Up As It Goes On Border Testing

Sunday, 13 September 2020, 2:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government took 192 days to require testing of border-facing staff and almost immediately a healthcare worker at Jet Park has tested positive for Covid-19,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The only reason we haven’t seen more cases appearing ... More >>

Government Drops The Ball On Rugby Championship

Friday, 11 September 2020, 1:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealand losing out to Australia on hosting the Rugby Championship shows our response to Covid-19 wasn’t good enough,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government has repeatedly talked about ‘gold standard’ contact tracing and talked ... More >>

Ardern Playing Politics With Lives And Livelihoods

Friday, 11 September 2020, 1:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern is playing politics with people’s lives and livelihoods,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Last month, the Prime Minister said, ‘it would be useful if we took the politics out of the [Covid-19] response.’ “Now, Labour ... More >>

Labour Borrowing $5.7m/hr, Seymour Challenges Leaders To Show Debt Plans

Friday, 11 September 2020, 9:17 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has challenged other party leaders to show New Zealanders their path to surplus. “Labour is borrowing $5.7 million an hour to fund its spending splurge. That’s totally unsustainable. Party leaders need to front up with their ... More >>

An Honest Conversation About Mental Health

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 9:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party has tonight launched our Mental Health Policy with an honest online conversation,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Mental Health Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “On World Suicide Prevention Day, it’s especially important to acknowledge ... More >>

Labour Promises Higher Power Prices

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 2:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ Experts say Labour’s 100 percent renewable target will increase power prices for every single New Zealander,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “A plan to transition to 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2030 is yet more virtue signalling from ... More >>

ACT Goes Virtual For Mental Health Policy Launch

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 10:38 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party will tonight launch our mental health policy in an online event similar to the recent US Democratic and Republican Conventions,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Mental Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Campaigning in 2020 has ... More >>

What Does “no New Taxes” Really Mean?

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 9:38 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on Labour to categorically rule out both new and higher taxes. “After announcing Labour’s tax plan yesterday, Grant Robertson said he would introduce ‘no new taxes’ next term. “That will provide little ... More >>