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Govt Abolishing Charter School Model Which Would Solve Teacher Shortage

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt Abolishing Charter School Model Which Would Solve Teacher Shortage

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Tonight the Government is eradicating the Charter School model right when Charter Schools would solve their most urgent problem – teacher shortages,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The flexibility of the Charter School model would solve teachers’ complaints when the problem of New Zealand’s teacher shortage gets worse.  “A lack […]

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Seymour Challenges MPs to Put Kids First

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Seymour Challenges MPs to Put Kids First

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour has today challenged the Government to put kids and families before the Teachers Union. Mr Seymour this morning tabled a Supplementary Order Paper in the House seeking to improve the Education Amendment Bill proposed by Education Minister Chris Hipkins. Mr Seymour proposes allowing Designated Character Schools, […]

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Govt’s Commerce Amendment Bill an Invitation to Corruption

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt’s Commerce Amendment Bill an Invitation to Corruption

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The Government’s Introduction of Market Studies via the Commerce Amendment Bill is a sad day for both the Government and the National Party,” according to ACT leader David Seymour. “The Commerce Commission, when investigating an allegation of the abuse of market power, has enormous powers. The Commission’s powers to demand […]

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Free Press -Monday 15 October 2015

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press -Monday 15 October 2015

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Noisy Neighbours We have no idea what is going on with our friends in the National Party but just some days we are glad not to have too big a caucus in ACT. We know lawyers and accountants charge like wounded bulls. Free Press hopes that investigating who leaked that […]

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Valentyn Santhara Elected as Youth MP for Epsom

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Valentyn Santhara Elected as Youth MP for Epsom

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader and MP for Epsom David Seymour congratulates Valentyn Santhara on being elected Youth MP for Epsom 2019.  “Today, Epsom high school students had their say and elected Valentyn Santhara to represent them and the electorate in Youth Parliament 2019 as Youth MP for Epsom,” says Mr Seymour. “Valentyn […]

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Speech -Raising the Quality of Policy Debate

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech -Raising the Quality of Policy Debate

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter David Seymour to the University of Canterbury Politics Society Wednesday 10 October You only have to look at the recent issue of fuel prices to see how low quality our political debate is in New Zealand. Any politician who is vaguely in touch with the community will know that people […]

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National Party Hypocrisy on Frivolous Waste

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National Party Hypocrisy on Frivolous Waste

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The National Party’s support for today’s Taxpayers’ Union’s Inaugural Jonesie Awards smacks of hypocrisy at its finest,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Today’s awards hosted in Parliament by National Party MP Chris Penk saw three golden sows presented for the worst government waste in a year. “The Central Government award […]

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Free Press Monday 8 October -The Unmentioned Petrol Tax

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, test-kb  /  Comments Off on Free Press Monday 8 October -The Unmentioned Petrol Tax

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Why are petrol prices so high? Petrol prices have risen by around 25 per cent from $2 to $2.50 since the change of Government. But why are petrol prices so high? Since the current Government was formed last October the price of crude oil has risen 49 per cent $51 […]

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Child Poverty Reduction Bill

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Child Poverty Reduction Bill

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “ACT will continue to oppose the Child Poverty Reduction Bill despite National’s change of heart becuase it is still the same bill,” says ACT leader David Seymour “Child poverty is a serious problem that deserves a serious policy response but Jacinda Ardern’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill is not it. Despite […]

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Speech -Why Free Speech Matters at Massey

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech -Why Free Speech Matters at Massey

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Massey University Manawatu Campus, 11am Thursday 4th October Why Free Speech Matters Thank you to the Massey Politics Society for inviting me here today. You folks have weathered a storm for a very important cause, the right to be a thinking and valuing individual who can express their thoughts without […]

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ACT Would Abolish Role of Human Rights Commissioner

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on ACT Would Abolish Role of Human Rights Commissioner

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The announcement of Paul Hunt as Chief Human Rights Commissioner is the latest appointment to an unnecessary, overpaid, taxpayer-funded job,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  “Apart from sporadically telling New Zealanders what to think, say, and do, there appears to be little point to the role of the Human Rights […]

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Scrap First Year Fees-Free To Pay Teachers More

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Scrap First Year Fees-Free To Pay Teachers More

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Government could provide a decent pay rise for teachers by cutting the first year fees-free tertiary education policy and using it to pay teachers more,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Today, secondary school teachers have threatened to strike if the government doesn’t improve its pay offer following the first […]

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Candidates for Epsom Electorate are In

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Candidates for Epsom Electorate are In

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter This Sunday applications closed for candidates to put their hands up to represent Epsom at Youth Parliament 2019.  Three politically-astute candidates put themselves forward, nominated by two students each for the role. Unlike other MPs, David Seymour is putting the selection of Youth MP for Epsom in the hands of […]

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Free Press – 1 October 2018

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press – 1 October 2018

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Image is Everything A couple of weeks ago Free Press said “All of [Jacinda Ardern’s] experience tells her good communications are more important than good policy.” And so it is the Prime Minister hires an ad agency to take photos of her in Manhattan. She has every right to use […]

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NZFirst Votes to Introduce ACT Policy

By   /  September 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZFirst Votes to Introduce ACT Policy

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “New Zealand First have shown a glimmer of sense after a week of terrible law-making which saw Winston Peters’ Waka-Jumping Bill pass into law by adopting an ACT Party policy on immigration,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It’s not surprising their only sensible idea this parliamentary term has come straight […]

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Free Press – 25 September 2018

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press – 25 September 2018

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter FREE PRESS – 25 SEPTEMBER 2018  The Regulatory State Free Press often points out how much of our money is wasted by Government, because the waste is there for all to see. What’s less obvious is all the time spent complying with stupid regulations and the opportunities lost because Government […]

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The Massive Fiscal Mess Jacinda Left

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on The Massive Fiscal Mess Jacinda Left

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Jacinda Ardern has left a massive mess behind in New Zealand after an explosive report on the Government’s ban on oil and gas was released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), says ACT Leader David Seymour.   “One year into Government, Labour have another fiscal hole. […]

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Govt Admits No Robust Data on Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt Admits No Robust Data on Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Government admits it has no idea what effect a ban on single-use plastic bags will have on New Zealand’s waterways and coastal environments,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  Environment Associate Minister Eugenie Sage confirmed in response to a written parliamentary question from Mr Seymour that “robust data is not […]

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Two Ministers Down, Nine More To Go

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Two Ministers Down, Nine More To Go

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “I wholeheartedly support Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision today to cut the size of the Executive,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT currently has a Smaller Government Bill which will limit the size of the Executive to 20 Ministers. “She’s implementing our policy one Minister at a time. “Meka Whaitiri […]

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ACT Laments Over Tax Working Group Report

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on ACT Laments Over Tax Working Group Report

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour is surprised to learn that the Tax Working Group thinks ‘the tax system relies on a relatively narrow range of taxes and is not particularly progressive.’ “This will be news to anyone who’s done business in New Zealand. At 33 per cent, the top tax rate […]

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