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PM should take Waitangi Day ceremonies on tour

Published By   /  January 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM should take Waitangi Day ceremonies on tour

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: PM should take Waitangi Day ceremonies on tour Te Tii Marae’s continued failure to respectfully host the Government on Waitangi Day should prompt the Prime Minister to visit a different marae each year, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The behaviour of a small group of perpetually-grumpy […]

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Highlights from the House – 22/12/2016

Published By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Highlights from the House – 22/12/2016

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Highlights from the House – 22/12/2016 Welcome to this year’s last set of Highlights from the House. The big issue this sitting period has been the change of Prime Minister. David Seymour spoke on the Prime Minister’s resignation, firstly paying tribute, but also highlighting long term problems […]

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Seymour congratulates new Cabinet | ACT New Zealand

Published By   /  December 20, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Seymour congratulates new Cabinet | ACT New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Seymour congratulates new Cabinet | ACT New Zealand ACT Leader David Seymour has congratulated the new Cabinet following the official swearing-in ceremony. “Just as ACT maintained a productive relationship with the John Key-led Government, I expect to work well with Bill English’s Cabinet. “ACT’s role over […]

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Free Press – 19/12/2016 | ACT New Zealand

Published By   /  December 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press – 19/12/2016 | ACT New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Free Press – 19/12/2016 | ACT New Zealand Free AdviceThis week, in the spirit of Christmas, the Free Press is giving free advice to new Ministers. How would their jobs be different if ACT had more influence on the direction of the Government? We sketch out […]

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Statutes Amendment Bill – Supplementary Order Paper 257

Published By   /  December 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Statutes Amendment Bill – Supplementary Order Paper 257

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Statutes Amendment Bill – Supplementary Order Paper 257 [embedded content] DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): I think what we just saw was actually a window into Chris Hipkins’ character, which is nasty, vindictive, and somewhat overwrought, when, in reality, what we have achieved with this Supplementary Order Paper […]

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Prime Minister must take a position on Super – now

Published By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister must take a position on Super – now

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Prime Minister must take a position on Super – now Future retirees deserve to know what the new Prime Minister’s plans are for superannuation, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “As the former Finance Minister, Bill English knows that the numbers don’t stack up for keeping the […]

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Free Press – 12/12/16 | ACT New Zealand

Published By   /  December 12, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press – 12/12/16 | ACT New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Free Press – 12/12/16 | ACT New Zealand The Simplest ExplanationJohn Key’s retirement makes perfect sense for John Key.  Why sit around to experience your own political funeral when you’ve got a life to get on with? For all the speculation about the ‘real reason’ for […]

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Excuses to avoid tax cuts don’t stack up

Published By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Excuses to avoid tax cuts don’t stack up

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Excuses to avoid tax cuts don’t stack up The Government’s excuses for delaying tax cuts don’t stack up, says ACT Leader David Seymour in the wake of Treasury’s Half Year Update. “Bill English admitted today that, even after earthquake costs are taken into account, a $473 […]

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Free Press – 5/12/2016 | ACT New Zealand

Published By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press – 5/12/2016 | ACT New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Free Press – 5/12/2016 | ACT New Zealand Congratulations to John KeyFor eight years, John Key has successfully guided us through a financial crisis, the Rena disaster, and major seismic upheaval. All the while businesses have enjoyed the confidence to grow under a stable, orthodox economic […]

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ACT congratulates John Key | ACT New Zealand

Published By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on ACT congratulates John Key | ACT New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: ACT congratulates John Key | ACT New Zealand “The ACT Party congratulates John Key on eight years as Prime Minister, and the noble way he has bowed out,” says ACT Leader David Seymour “Under John’s leadership, the Government has steadfastly maintained New Zealand’s policy settings.  As […]

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Free Press – 28/11/2016 | ACT New Zealand

Published By   /  November 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press – 28/11/2016 | ACT New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Free Press – 28/11/2016 | ACT New Zealand Tax Cuts Endure EarthquakeNews of the Kaikoura Earthquake has only temporarily derailed what will be one of the biggest issues in election year. Early estimates of $3 billion in recovery costs won’t come close to absorbing $20 billion […]

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Greens’ calculator overpromises | ACT New Zealand

Published By   /  November 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens’ calculator overpromises | ACT New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Greens’ calculator overpromises | ACT New Zealand “The Greens have never been up to it when it comes to finance and economics, and their student loan savings calculator, which misleads students, is more proof,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.   “A graduate earning $45,000 who goes […]

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Greens’ economics blindspot takes you faster into debt

Published By   /  November 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens’ economics blindspot takes you faster into debt

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Greens’ economics blindspot takes you faster into debt “The Greens’ Faster Into Homes policy is a cute piece of political marketing that will hurt the young people it is trying to help,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The fundamental problem is that once you’ve saved for […]

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MPs should lighten up on Uber as they may soon need new jobs

Published By   /  November 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on MPs should lighten up on Uber as they may soon need new jobs

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: MPs should lighten up on Uber as they may soon need new jobs The clash between archaic attitudes and modern technology couldn’t have been made starker than by the attitudes shown by Select Committee MPs when Uber testified at parliament today, says ACT Leader David Seymour. […]

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Politicians must take Treasury’s long term position report seriously for young New Zealanders

Published By   /  November 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Politicians must take Treasury’s long term position report seriously for young New Zealanders

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Politicians must take Treasury’s long term position report seriously for young New Zealanders ACT alone is calling for a debate over the sustainability of New Zealand Superannuation, says Leader David Seymour as Treasury releases its fourth long term fiscal update. The release comes a month after […]

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Unelected, overfunded volcanic quango breaks government promises without consultation

Published By   /  November 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unelected, overfunded volcanic quango breaks government promises without consultation

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Unelected, overfunded volcanic quango breaks government promises without consultation The Maunga Authority’s refusal to consult the public over planned vehicle bans on Auckland’s volcanic sites is disgraceful, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The unelected Maunga Authority haven’t consulted with the people who actually use the mountain, […]

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Greens baselessly sully landlord reputations

Published By   /  November 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens baselessly sully landlord reputations

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Greens baselessly sully landlord reputations The Greens need to establish facts instead of sullying the reputations of Wellington landlords, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “James Shaw is sullying the reputation of landlords by publicly reckoning that they’re charging evacuated tenants rent, without providing any evidence or […]

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How to cut tax after an earthquake: eliminate waste

Published By   /  November 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on How to cut tax after an earthquake: eliminate waste

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: How to cut tax after an earthquake: eliminate waste Taxpayers and earthquake victims would benefit if the government tackled wasteful spending, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The opposition is using the Kaikoura recovery bill as an excuse to rubbish potential tax cuts. But they’re actually letting […]

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Free Press – 21/11/2016 | ACT New Zealand

Published By   /  November 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press – 21/11/2016 | ACT New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Free Press – 21/11/2016 | ACT New Zealand Taking Tamaki Too SeriouslyIn this week’s tete-a-tete with Labour’s Jacinda Ardern, David Seymour argues the press are taking Brian Tamaki’s recent comments far more seriously than they deserve. “To the young people out there: you have the right […]

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Give local governments freedom (and responsibility)

Published By   /  November 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Give local governments freedom (and responsibility)

MIL OSI – Source: ACT Party – Release/Statement Headline: Give local governments freedom (and responsibility) Local government needs to be given freedom from central government interference, combined with clearer accountability to voters, says ACT Leader David Seymour in the wake of the New Zealand Initiative’s latest report on localism. The report summarises its idea as […]

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