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Criticism Unfounded – We Must Get Tracing Numbers Up

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 11:19 am | ACT New Zealand

“Criticism of ACT’s proposal to make scanning into any premises with an official Ministry of Health Covid-19 tracing QR code compulsory for those people who haven’t switched on the official NZ Covid Tracer app’s Bluetooth capability is misplaced,” ... More >>

Hipkins Contradicts Aussie PM – Who’s Right?

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 8:54 am | ACT New Zealand

“Health Minister Chris Hipkins has this morning defended the Government’s tardy vaccination plans by saying Australia hasn’t received its stocks of vaccine yet, and he believes both countries will receive them sometime in March,” says ACT Leader ... More >>

As Covid Risk Grows, Scanning In Should Be Compulsory

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 3:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government should make scanning into any premises with an official Ministry of Health Covid-19 tracing QR code compulsory for those people who haven’t switched on the official NZ Covid Tracer app’s Bluetooth capability,” says ACT Leader ... More >>

Government Must Act To Avoid Another Lockdown

Monday, 11 January 2021, 1:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

“There is an unnerving sense of complacency about the Government’s Covid-19 response at the very time a heightened sense of vigilance and adaptability to changing circumstances is required,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “We are now dealing ... More >>

Gangs Training Recruits Faster Than Police

Sunday, 10 January 2021, 6:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Police Minister Poto Williams needs to explain why her agency has stopped training new recruits when gang recruitment is skyrocketing,” says ACT’s Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. “This short-sighted move will mean the gangs ... More >>

Employers Are Not The Enemy

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 12:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour must stop seeing employers as the enemy and avoid doing further harm to the productive sector,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government was told its latest minimum wage hike will have a ‘disproportionately large’ negative ... More >>

COVID Variant Requires Vaccine Timetable Review

Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 4:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government must reconsider waiting for Medsafe approval before making COVID vaccines available, in light of the new more contagious COVID strain sweeping the world,” says ACT Leader David Seymour "We've got used to feeling a bit invincible ... More >>

Govt Must Strip Gangs Of Gun Licences

Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 3:49 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government must take the recent surge in gang violence seriously and should start by stripping gang members of firearms licences,” says ACT’s Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. “Over the past few years, the number of gang ... More >>

Virulent Strain Calls For ACT’s Risk-based Approach

Monday, 21 December 2020, 11:36 am | ACT New Zealand

“Now more than ever a risk-weighted approach to managing incoming travellers is required to ensure we don’t experience another serious Covid-19 outbreak,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Rapid spread of a new ultra-virulent strain of Covid-19 ... More >>

ACT Doubts Govt Has Learned

Friday, 18 December 2020, 12:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The damning Simpson-Roche report into failures of the Covid-19 testing regime, contact tracing and managed isolation comes as no surprise and shows why the Government should have taken on board ACT’s constructive and proven policies,” says ACT ... More >>

Employers Are Not The Enemy

Friday, 18 December 2020, 10:49 am | ACT New Zealand

“Labour must stop seeing employers as the enemy and avoid doing further harm to the productive sector,” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie. “The Government was told its latest minimum wage hike will have a ‘disproportionately ... More >>

Rural Communities Another Vaccine Priority

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 2:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Another priority for the Government’s vaccine rollout, besides private aged care facilities , must be the rural sector,” says ACT Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron. “A high degree of coordination between District Health Boards, primary ... More >>

Now There Will Be More Ihumataos

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 1:35 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister has empowered radicals who threatened to disturb the peace and rewarded them with the gift of someone else’s property,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Buying Fletcher Building out of Ihumatao has formalised Jacinda ... More >>

Aged Care Staff And Residents Must Be Prioritised

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 11:19 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s vaccine rollout mustn’t take the same blinkered approach to the Covid-19 response it did earlier this year, which saw private facilities largely ignored, especially those who provide aged care,” says ACT Health spokesperson ... More >>

Vaccine Announcement Welcome, But Questions Unanswered

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 10:42 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s announcement that it has procured sufficient stocks of a Covid-19 vaccine for all New Zealanders is welcome news,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “While it has done a good job on procurement, there are still questions left unanswered. ... More >>

Economic Vandalism Confirmed

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 9:52 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government has chosen voodoo economics over proven economic realities by arbitrarily increasing the minimum wage to $20 an hour, a decision it admits could result in as many as 9000 fewer jobs being created next year,” says ACT Leader ... More >>

Govt Must Listen To Farmers On Freshwater Rules

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 6:04 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government must listen to feedback from farmers on its freshwater rules,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron. Stuff reports that the Southland Advisory Group has recommended pugging rules and resowing dates be scrapped ... More >>

Interim Report A Sobering Analysis

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Royal Commission into Abuse in Care’s interim report released today is a sobering analysis of the successive failures of the state care system over many decades,” says ACT Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour. “There should ... More >>

Further Revelations Show Why Mallard Should Go

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 2:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The fact that further proceedings are underway in relation to the man Trevor Mallard was alleged to have defamed shows how unfit Mr Mallard is to be Parliament’s Speaker,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “How can a guy who behaves so poorly ... More >>

Asbestos Exposed Residents Being Jerked Around

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 12:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Both central and local Government appear to be trying to wash their hands of responsibility to clean up asbestos blown onto the homes of Ponsonby families by the Ponsonby Intermediate School Fire,” says ACT MP Simon Court. “This fire eight ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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