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Government Must Front On PHARMAC Review

Sunday, 10 October 2021, 8:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

"A new survey commissioned by Patient Voice Aotearoa shows the Labour Government must provide New Zealanders better access to the care and medicines they need to live a healthy life," says Brooke van Velden, ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesperson. ... More >>

Northland Case Should Be Charged Or The Loophole She Used Closed

Sunday, 10 October 2021, 3:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The leaky boundaries in and out of Auckland lead to many questions about how the Government is administering them.” Says ACT Leader David Seymour “Either an official document was obtained under false pretences, an official document was ... More >>

Government Sounds Like 90's Climate Denier On Northland Case

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 5:35 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Saying there’s no evidence for claims is weaselly as 1990s climate change denial,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “If the Government knows that the person at the centre of the Northland COVID outbreak was not a gang-related sex worker, it should ... More >>

Time To Shut Down The Rumours And Give Us The Truth

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 2:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

“When the Government makes a major decision like shutting down an entire region it needs to give us the truth about why, or the void will be filled with rumour and speculation,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Like most New Zealanders, I have ... More >>

Govt Says Ok To Retail Therapy But Not Actual Therapy

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 7:07 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is calling on the Government to allow physiotherapy to resume under Auckland's three stages as a permitted activity,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “I have written to Chris Hipkins asking for the ... More >>

Public Deserve To Know What Government Knows About Northland Case

Friday, 8 October 2021, 6:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government should release what it knows about the mysterious Northland COVID case instead of stonewalling the country. It’s implausible that Police have tracked the person’s movements but don’t know what they were doing or whether they were ... More >>

Firearms Licence Extensions Welcomed By ACT

Friday, 8 October 2021, 1:51 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Pressure from the ACT Party has seen the Government do the sensible thing and give extensions to existing firearms licence holders whose renewals have been delayed,” says ACT’s Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. “ACT has been advocating ... More >>

ACT Provides Certainty Around Vaccine Certificates In The Workplace

Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:17 am | ACT New Zealand

“Uncertainty about whether workplaces can require vaccination certificates under the status quo is creating great anxiety in workplaces. Government needs to deal with this uncertainty by giving clarity on how health and safety, privacy, and discrimination ... More >>

Nice But Clueless Leadership From PM On Testing

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 1:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Improving our approach to testing is another thing the Prime Minister should have done instead of a little dance while we enjoyed Covid-19 freedom”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This long nap, when we could have been preparing our defences, ... More >>

Rate Rise Takes Us Back To Reality

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 2:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today's announcement of a 25-basis point increase in interest rates is the sound of reality returning to the New Zealand economy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Our approach to COVID for the past 18-months has been based on two natural advantages, ... More >>

Nurturing The Gangs Doesn’t Work

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 2:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The current gang member-driven outbreak of COVID-19 is the logical conclusion of the Government's tending and nurturing approach,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Tending and nurturing is the translation of Operation Tauwhiro that was supposed ... More >>

Alfresco Dining For Auckland

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 10:44 am | ACT New Zealand

“If we’re allowed to have picnics in parks with food bought from the supermarket duopolies, then we should also allow restaurants to have alfresco dining,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Jacinda Ardern and her Government’s great plan for ... More >>

Retail NZ’s Radar Report Makes For Grim Reading

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 10:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“More than two thirds of retailers being unsatisfied or very unsatisfied with the Government’s Response to COVID-19 should be a massive wake-up call to Jacinda Ardern and her Government,” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chis Baillie. ... More >>

The Speech Ardern Should Have Given Yesterday

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 5:56 pm | ACT New Zealand

Speech from David Seymour to Central City Business Association, Christchurch, 5pm Tuesday October 5th. The Great Tack Kia ora tatou, We have reached a turning point in our COVID response. Our earliest ancestors were navigators. Through extraordinary ... More >>

Vaccine Certificate A Logistical Nightmare

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 1:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Once again the Ardern Government has reacted to crisis instead of being proactive and getting out in front of it,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT has been campaigning for over a year now for the Government to adapt a tech-enabled, better ... More >>

Govt Drops The Ball On Treatments, Like It Did With Vaccinations

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 12:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Australia has purchased 300,000 courses of an anti-viral medication ahead of approval, school kids in the UK are doing rapid antigen test twice a week and Canada has stockpiled oxygen saturation monitors, all while the New Zealand Government twiddles ... More >>

ACT Has The Four-year Term Solution

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 11:26 am | ACT New Zealand

“If Justice Minister Kris Faafoi wants a four-year term then he should support my Constitution (Enabling a 4-Year Term) Amendment Bill,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “A four-year term is one of the things being looked at in the electoral ... More >>

Yesterday’s Three Steps Were Not The Three Things We Needed

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 9:46 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister needed to do three things yesterday, admit her strategy wasn’t working, propose a new one, and put the details on it, we’re giving her a zero out of three” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The illusion has now been shattered, ... More >>

Govt Plan Risks Vulnerable Communities

Monday, 4 October 2021, 5:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

The ACT Party says the Government’s road map to nowhere for Auckland risks the welfare of vulnerable communities and children. “If the Green Party wants to help vulnerable communities the first thing it should do is ask what is in their best ... More >>

Confusion Reigns

Monday, 4 October 2021, 4:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

“There’s been no contrition, no certainty and no end game,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “To summarise the Prime Minister’s “road map” Auckland will go to Level 2 gradually at an unspecified timeframe. And there will be picnics. “Jacinda ... More >>