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ACT’s Plan To Revolutionise Mental Health

Sunday, 9 January 2022, 2:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is encouraging the Government to introduce our innovative solution for the Mental Health crisis facing New Zealand,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “The Government has allocated billions of dollars ... More >>

Finance Committee Should Review Changes To Credit Contracts And Consumer Finance Act

Saturday, 8 January 2022, 6:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has written to the Finance and Expenditure Committee, asking it to open an inquiry into the effects of recent changes to the Credit contracts and Consumer Finance Act. “Over the past month I have heard about the new law from ... More >>

Road Tax On Marine Fuel Should Be Scrapped

Saturday, 8 January 2022, 8:07 am | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is calling on the Government to scrap road taxes on marine fuel,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “Kiwi boaties are currently paying $1.28 cents per litre in taxes, most of that revenue goes into the National Land ... More >>

ACT Prioritises Prisoner Rehabilitation

Saturday, 8 January 2022, 8:03 am | ACT New Zealand

“Prisoners will have a better chance of reintegrating into society and building a better life as a result of new law proposed by ACT,” says ACT’s Corrections spokesperson Toni Severin. “The Parole (Mandatory Completion of Rehabilitative ... More >>

Govt’s Anti-science Testing Approach Unprepared For Omicron

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s anti-science approach to Covid-19 testing means we’re unprepared for Omicron”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ Amtech, a New Zealand medical product supplier, has been declined certification to import and distribute rapid ... More >>

Hillside An Expensive Vanity Project

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:19 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government received advice from Treasury, KiwiRail and the Transport Ministry that the Dunedin Hillside Rail project was a political decision and not based on sound economic advice,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “This ... More >>

Food Prices Increase 4 Per Cent In 2021

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The cost of food in 2021 increased 4 per cent, just one of many areas that’s hitting hard working Kiwi battlers in the pocket,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith. “The holiday season has been hard on Kiwi families. ... More >>

Ardern Owes Kiwis Stranded In Oz An Apology

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:56 am | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins owe Kiwis stuck in Australia an apology for leaving them stranded with no flights for today’s MIQ lottery,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In the midst of a pandemic, the Government’s on holiday and New ... More >>

Government Adopts ACT Gang Policy

Wednesday, 5 January 2022, 5:59 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Reports that the Government will ‘hit gangs where it hurts’ could have been taken straight off the policy page of ACT’s website. In fact, they should just take my Member’s Bill that’s ready to go,” says ACT Justice spokesperson Nicole ... More >>

GST Loss For Tourism $1.5 Billion

Wednesday, 5 January 2022, 8:02 am | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealand has taken a massive hit from our closed borders, with a loss of $1.5 billion in GST,” says ACT’s Tourism spokesperson James McDowall. “While the loss of GST only tells part of the sad story of tourism and hospitality in 2021, ... More >>

Climate Law Change Proposed By ACT

Tuesday, 4 January 2022, 9:15 am | ACT New Zealand

“A law change proposed by the ACT Party proposes a much fairer way for New Zealand to meet our climate obligations and will keep thousands of highly paid jobs in our communities,” says ACT’s Environment and Climate Change spokesperson Simon Court. ... More >>

Birkenhead Bike Bridge Cost Up To $150m

Tuesday, 4 January 2022, 6:59 am | ACT New Zealand

“Documents dumped on Christmas Eve, show the Government will now spend up $150 million to get a bus or ferry instead of a bike bridge, three times the original cost,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “Previously, the business ... More >>

Different Rules For DJs?

Monday, 3 January 2022, 7:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It seems a case of one isolation rule for DJs, another for everyone else,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Several artists who were contacts of DJ Dimension got out to perform after a bare seven days of isolation, despite MIQ being 10 days ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements Will Shock In 2022

Monday, 3 January 2022, 6:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Labour Government’s so-called ‘Fair Pay Agreements’ will be the most radical change to employment laws this country has seen in decades and will cause huge division,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “When Jacinda Ardern said on election ... More >>

Antiquated Trading Laws Should Go In 2022

Sunday, 2 January 2022, 6:37 pm | ACT New Zealand

“After two years of uncertainty and closures because of lockdowns – the Government should give businesses a break and make this the year we scrap our Easter Trading Laws,” says ACT Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie. “As a small business ... More >>

Some New Year’s Resolution Ideas For Jacinda

Saturday, 1 January 2022, 8:07 am | ACT New Zealand

“As we enter another year – ACT has some New Year’s Resolution ideas for Jacinda Ardern and her Government,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Firstly, start listening. “The Government has too many policies that divide people and divide wealth. It ... More >>

Omicron Wake Up Call

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 6:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s news of a near hit or miss with Omicron should be a wake up call for the Government’s lazy vaccine program. Four-month boosters are our strategy for Omicron but there’s absolutely no urgency getting them ready, that should change ... More >>

Misguided Market Studies A Waste Of Time

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 9:18 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s New Year’s resolution should be to give up on its misguided policy of announcing market studies. They cost millions to find things we already knew,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith. “Labour loves ... More >>

Petition To Stop Hate Speech Laws Reaches 32,000

Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 6:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ A petition from the ACT Party to stop Labour’s divisive Hate Speech Laws has received 32,000 signatures,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government’s proposed Hate Speech Laws will create a divided society and will put an already growing ... More >>

Book My Vaccine Still Not Updated For Four-month Bookings, My Vaccine Pass Still Not Linked To Actual Vaccination Date

Tuesday, 28 December 2021, 6:13 pm | ACT New Zealand

“A week after the Government changed its policy to make COVID-19 booster vaccines available four months from last dose, the Book My Vaccine website is still set up for six-months,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government delayed home ... More >>