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Cost Of Living Payment Sprays It Like A Garden Sprinkler

Monday, 1 August 2022, 8:51 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s last minute, made-for-PR, cost of living payment is spraying taxpayer money around like a garden sprinkler,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I’m hearing of people as far away as London, who haven’t been here for years, ... More >>

Prime Minister Refuses To Acknowledge One-person One-vote

Sunday, 31 July 2022, 1:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Speaking to Jack Tame this morning on Q+A, Jacinda Ardern couldn’t even answer whether her co-governance regime was undermining the fundamental right of one-person one-vote,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It is chilling to hear Jacinda Ardern ... More >>

Michael Wood Defends Transport Mega Spend

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 3:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Minister of Transport Michael Wood has basically told Kiwis that their taxpayer dollars don’t matter when it comes to the cost of Labour’s transport projects,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “When questioned in Parliament ... More >>

Disgraceful Donation Laws Will Give Voters Less Choice

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 12:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Labour Party’s plan to change donation laws, dropping a bill with just a few hours’ notice is an act that chips away at the strength and trust of our democracy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Labour will drop the non-disclosable ... More >>

Seymour, McDowall To Join Samoa Delegation

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 11:02 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour and Immigration and Defence spokesperson Dr James McDowall will join the Prime Minister’s delegation to Samoa next week. “ACT is happy to be part of this important occasion as we strengthen ties with our Pacific partners,” ... More >>

Survey Shows Support For Reform Of GE Laws

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 10:25 am | ACT New Zealand

“New research shows that Kiwis are openminded to the use of genetic engineering advancements to progress our agriculture sector,” say ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron. “A survey conducted by Research First showed that those ... More >>

Plasterboard Taskforce Delivers Enough For Three Days

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 7:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Housing Minister Megan Woods has issued a statement boasting about the work of her Plasterboard Taskforce, boasting that enough material for three days of building is being shipped to New Zealand. The boast only shows how out of touch she is,” ... More >>

Industry Tells Government To Go Back To The Drawing Board

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 7:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Industry groups like the Vehicle Industry Association (VIA) have had enough of the Government’s lack of consultation and refusal to see reason when it comes to the Clean Car Programme,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “VIA ... More >>

Incompetent Govt Can’t Issue Its Own Payment

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 7:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s farcical attempts to find 160,000 bank accounts so it can return taxpayer money to New Zealanders is embarrassing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Only this Government could hire an army of bureaucrats to take money ... More >>

Minister Must Commit To Extending Firearms Licenses

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 4:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Minister of Police Chris Hipkins should stop thinking about extending firearms license renewals and just do it,” says ACT’s Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. “I asked the Minister in Parliament today whether the Government ... More >>

Robertson Loses $8.46 Billion, No Regrets For Epic Own Goal

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 4:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Finance Minister Grant Robertson admitted in Parliament today that he made an $8.46 billion mistake, underwriting the Reserve Bank’s inflationary Large Scale Asset Purchase program, but he has no regrets,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. ... More >>

ACT Supports Brave Opposition To OT Bill

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 10:47 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT was proud to stand alongside youth advocate for young people in care Ihorangi Reweti-Peters as he outlined his opposition to the Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill at Parliament today,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour. ... More >>

Prime Minister Can’t Define Medium Term

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 2:49 pm | ACT New Zealand

“How can the Reserve Bank Governor tell what his goal is when the Prime Minister can’t even explain it in Parliament,” asks ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Policy Targets Agreement used to tell the Governor ‘hit this target by this quarter or ... More >>

ACT Accepts Petition For Life-changing Treatment

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 2:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It was an honour to today accept a petition signed by more than 10,000 Kiwis asking Health New Zealand to provide more treatment to multiple sclerosis patients, I hope the Minister of Health takes notice,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health ... More >>

Prohibition Is Not The Answer

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 12:25 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s command and control stance on banning smoking and reducing nicotine content is nanny state politics that will have unintended consequences,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “ACT will be voting against ... More >>

If Shaw Goes, So Should The Zero Carbon Act

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 9:59 am | ACT New Zealand

“If James Shaw goes as Leader of the Green Party, he should take the Zero Carbon Act with him,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Zero Carbon Act is nothing more than a costly excuse for more bureaucracy with no impact on emissions. It’s ... More >>

Three Waters Problems Remain With Two

Monday, 25 July 2022, 11:40 am | ACT New Zealand

“Separating stormwater from the Three Waters reforms might be sensible but all of the problems with the legislation remain,” says ACT Local Government spokesperson Simon Court. “Whether it’s Three Waters or Two Waters, ACT will repeal it in ... More >>

What ACT Heard From Over 2500 People At Our Recess Events

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 1:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealanders have shown they’re ready for real change at the next election, with 2500 people attending ACT’s Real Change events and $50,000 of tickets sold in the past three weeks,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Parliament is coming ... More >>

Elected Ministers Need To Front On Vaccine Delays

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 11:00 am | ACT New Zealand

“Auckland spent three months in lockdown, and New Zealand’s borders remained shut because the vaccine roll out was too slow, and the best Ashley Bloomfield can say is that he’d ‘like to see that written up,’” says ACT Leader David Seymour. ... More >>

What’s The Plan To Protect Against Foot-and-Mouth

Thursday, 21 July 2022, 12:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The party that subjected Kiwis to a daily broadcast from the podium of truth through COVID owes it to farmers to tell them the plan for Foot-and-Mouth,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron. “ACT is asking for transparency ... More >>