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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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Lolly Mixes Fall Foul to Loopy Law

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Lolly Mixes Fall Foul to Loopy Law

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “$1 and $2 lolly mix bags are on the way out as dairy owners fall foul to loopy labelling laws,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  “Dairy owners around New Zealand are being told by representatives of confectionary companies in a recent push that their $1 and $2 mix bags don’t […]

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No Need for Knee-Jerk Bank Bashing in New Zealand

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on No Need for Knee-Jerk Bank Bashing in New Zealand

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Submitters to the Finance and Expenditure Committee showed that New Zealand can afford to spare itself a round of bank bashing. “Consumer New Zealand presented pitiful evidence,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “They showed a few people they knew of anecdotally had been sold insurance they didn’t need and, with […]

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Banks Slam Govt’s Reserve Bank Bill

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Banks Slam Govt’s Reserve Bank Bill

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Banking and Business Communities have turned out to slam the Government’s Reserve Bank Bill at today’s Finance and Expenditure Committee Hearing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  ASB submitted recommending that price stability be retained as a priority if short term employment is added to the Bank’s mandate.  “When asked […]

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Massey VC’s Shocker Emails Show Calculated Suppression of Free Speech

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Massey VC’s Shocker Emails Show Calculated Suppression of Free Speech

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas must resign after fresh evidence shows the lengths at which she was willing to go to bar free speech and rational inquiry at the University,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  “In emails spanning weeks, Ms Thomas was fishing for any excuse to bar Dr Don […]

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Nats Last Presser Richer than a Cashed Up Corporate Welfare Recipient

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats Last Presser Richer than a Cashed Up Corporate Welfare Recipient

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The National Party’s support for the New Zealand Initiative’s Fit for Purpose report is richer than a millionaire pensioner with a winter heating payment,” according to ACT. “The report rightly identifies that Governments of all stripes in New Zealand tax too much of our money, and spend it poorly. However, one group that […]

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Free Press -The BCS Prime Minister

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press -The BCS Prime Minister

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The BCS Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern studied a Bachelor of Communication Studies at Waikato University, where students learn not to change how things are but how people see them. She became Prime Minister by polling 37 per cent with the exact same policies that Andrew Little polled 24 per cent. […]

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Govt Admits Charter Schools Success

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt Admits Charter Schools Success

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The Government today admitted defeat on Charter Schools by giving the stamp of approval to the final two of 12 Charter Schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools.  Waatea School in Auckland and Tūranga Tangata Rite in Gisborne will now continue to open in 2019 and […]

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Profligate Govt burning taxpayer cash

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Profligate Govt burning taxpayer cash

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The Government has shown its utter contempt for taxpayer money by botching the Chief Technology Officer hiring process and paying Derek Handley out, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Not only has the Government created an unnecessary and wasteful job, it has botched the process and wasted another $100,000 of taxpayer […]

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Martin must apologise to charter schools

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Martin must apologise to charter schools

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin should publicly apologise to charter schools and students over her outrageous comments during a debate on the Education Amendment Bill, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Referring to charter schools during the debate, Martin said that ‘…some of us wouldn’t put our dog in them.’ “Martin […]

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Govt’s war on poor continues

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt’s war on poor continues

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Government continues to push policies that will hurt the poor, with Housing Minister Phil Twyford all but admitting today that tenants will pay higher rents as a result of his ‘Healthy Homes’ red tape”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. In response to an oral question from Mr Seymour, Twyford […]

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Harmful communications law a threat to free speech

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Harmful communications law a threat to free speech

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Sir Ray Avery’s complaint against Newsroom under the Harmful Digital Communications Act is exactly the kind of unintended consequence ACT predicted when National proposed the law, says Party Leader David Seymour. Avery has complained to Netsafe that a series of articles by Newsroom have caused him serious emotional distress. “The […]

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Free Press, 10 September 2018

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press, 10 September 2018

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Free Press, 10 September 2018 Twyford’s PR Stunt Housing Minister Phil Twyford claims a new housing development in Mt Roskill will help solve the housing crisis. The government plans to build 10,000 new homes over 15 years by demolishing 3000 existing state homes. That works out to be 466 additional […]

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Robertson must ditch capital gains tax

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson must ditch capital gains tax

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Grant Robertson will have to ditch a full-blown capital gains tax after Stuff revealed this morning the Tax Working Group is likely to advise against the idea”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Tax Working Group has a strong left-wing flavour. It is led by an ex-Labour Finance Minister, and […]

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Kids a means to Greens’ ideological ends

By   /  September 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Kids a means to Greens’ ideological ends

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Greens’ radical plan to make te reo Māori compulsory in schools will hurt New Zealand kids”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Students already struggle with basic reading and writing skills. Our literacy statistics are alarming. “In the latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, Year 5 students ranked 33rd […]

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$2.4 million for just three jobs

By   /  September 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on $2.4 million for just three jobs

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter NZ First’s pork barrel spending in Northland has plumbed new depths with the revelation the Provincial Growth Fund paid $2.4 million to create just three jobs, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In February, Shane Jones trumpeted the fact that a new Hundertwasser-themed tourism hub in Kawakawa would boost employment and […]

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Rare win for taxpayers

By   /  September 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rare win for taxpayers

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter In a rare win for New Zealand taxpayers under this Government, Chris Hipkins has shot down the Report of the Seventh Triennial Appropriations Review Committee. “This report was a power and money grab. There was no clear rationale for boosting the staff of Ministers, the pay of list MPs, and […]

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Rental red tape will push up housing costs

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rental red tape will push up housing costs

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Renters in cities like Auckland and Wellington will be paying higher rents as a result of Phil Twyford’s proposed ‘Healthy Homes Standards’, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “NZIER’s cost-benefit analysis of the new standards notes ‘landlords facing the cumulative cost of complying with several standards may face costs up to […]

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No foreign aid until Nauru respects basic rights

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on No foreign aid until Nauru respects basic rights

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The New Zealand Government should be sending Nauru a stern warning that millions in foreign aid will be cut if it does not respect basic human rights”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Authorities in Nauru detained TVNZ reporter Barbara Dreaver for interviewing refugees on the island. “A free press is […]

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