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Free Press, 3 July 2018

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press, 3 July 2018

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Welfare for Wellywood This last weekend Matt Nippert at the Herald lifted the lid on just how powerful Wellywood is when it comes to extracting concessions from New Zealand taxpayers. Kiwis have paid out $600m in corporate welfare to international film and television producers since 2010 for minimal gain. It’s unacceptable that […]

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Robertson should return surplus to taxpayers

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson should return surplus to taxpayers

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter A surplus of more than $5.2 billion in the eleven months to May shows the Government is overtaxing hardworking New Zealanders, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “Grant Robertson boasts about being fiscally responsible by ‘running sustainable surpluses’. ACT takes a different view. “A government surplus is a taxpayer deficit. It means […]

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KiwiBuild an elaborate deception

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on KiwiBuild an elaborate deception

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Phil Twyford’s housing announcement this morning shows KiwiBuild is an elaborate deception that will do nothing to solve the housing crisis, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government is simply buying existing private sector homes, placing a KiwiBuild logo on them, and adding a set of bureaucratic rules around who […]

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Unions try to deprive parents of choice

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unions try to deprive parents of choice

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Teachers’ unions should stop interfering with charter schools and trying to deprive parents and students of choice”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. RNZ today reported that NZEI has made several submissions opposing applications for charter schools to re-join the state system as designated character schools. “How is it the business […]

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Welfare for Winston plain wrong

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Welfare for Winston plain wrong

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Winston Peters’ admission that he won’t be opting-out of the winter energy payment scheme shows what is wrong with universal welfare”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. ACT has calculated that approximately $73 million will be spent on winter energy payments for wealthy pensioners like Mr Peters who earns over $330,000 […]

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$73m for well-off older Kiwis

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on $73m for well-off older Kiwis

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Today all New Zealand taxpayers will start paying the winter power bills of well-off pensioners, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Around 9 per cent of superannuitants earn over $60,000 a year – more than the median income and three times the level of the pension. “Their slice of winter energy payments will […]

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Seymour supports principals’ call

By   /  July 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Seymour supports principals’ call

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Epsom MP and ACT Leader David Seymour is strongly supporting the coalition of principals questioning Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ NCEA Review after 40 principals representing 45,000 students signed an open letter to the Minister in today’s national papers. “Principals from six out of seven major secondary schools in the Epsom […]

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Free Press, 25 June 2018

By   /  July 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press, 25 June 2018

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Free Press, 25 June Wonderful news The news that the Prime Minister delivered a baby girl on Thursday is wonderful. We extend our congratulations to Jacinda and Clarke and wish them all the very best as they take time off to be with their newborn. A superficial housing solution Phil […]

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New data shows Fees-Free a major flop

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New data shows Fees-Free a major flop

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter New data released today by the Tertiary Education Commission shows that the Government’s flagship Fees-Free policy has been a major flop, says ACT Leader David Seymour. The data shows that, despite the Government pouring $275 million into the programme this year, the number of equivalent full-time students at university has […]

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Seymour challenges members of education committee

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Seymour challenges members of education committee

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour has today challenged members of the Education and Workforce Committee to visit a charter school in their area before they decide to close them down. Mr Seymour this morning made his submission on the Education Amendment Bill which proposes to end the charter school model. “No […]

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Tourist tax will cut visitors, revenue, growth

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tourist tax will cut visitors, revenue, growth

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The Government’s proposed tourist tax of up to $35 will see visitor numbers, revenue and economic growth fall, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “A new tax, while boosting the Government’s coffers, will discourage international visitors from travelling and spending money in New Zealand. “That will hurt businesses and see […]

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Nats flip-flop yet again

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats flip-flop yet again

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter After two reversals on tax in the past week, National has done another about-face, this time on deposit insurance.  Steven Joyce came out against deposit insurance last year, saying it ‘wasn’t necessarily going to work from New Zealand’s perspective.’ Amy Adams now believes it’s an issue ‘worth looking at.’ “A deposit insurance scheme […]

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Govt doesn’t know if emissions will fall

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt doesn’t know if emissions will fall

Source: ACT Party Headline: Govt doesn’t know if emissions will fall Facebook0 Twitter “Despite much fanfare over its decision to ban offshore oil and gas exploration, the Government doesn’t know whether it will lead to lower global greenhouse gas emissions”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods confirmed in response to a written parliamentary […]

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Woods caught telling fibs on oil and gas consultation

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Woods caught telling fibs on oil and gas consultation

Source: ACT Party Headline: Woods caught telling fibs on oil and gas consultation Facebook0 Twitter “Industry was kept in the dark over the Government’s oil and gas decision, despite claims to the contrary”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. In response to a written parliamentary question from Mr Seymour, Energy and Resources Megan Woods said no “formal consultation […]

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Our nuclear-free moment? Or business as usual?

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Our nuclear-free moment? Or business as usual?

Source: ACT Party Headline: Our nuclear-free moment? Or business as usual? Facebook0 Twitter Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods will today travel to Taranaki to talk to those affected by her Government’s oil and gas decision. The Government’s messages have been either contradictory or dishonest. “The Government is talking out both sides of its mouth”, […]

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Free Press, 23 April 2018

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press, 23 April 2018

Source: ACT Party Headline: Free Press, 23 April 2018 Facebook0 Twitter Free Press, 23 April 2018 This last week we saw more evidence of the Government putting PR ahead of good policy.  Style over substance On Friday, Jacinda Ardern was quoted using a Maori proverb at a dinner hosted by the Queen: “What is the […]

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Treasury criticised R&D tax credit, Govt should lower corporate rate

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Treasury criticised R&D tax credit, Govt should lower corporate rate

Source: ACT Party Headline: Treasury criticised R&D tax credit, Govt should lower corporate rate Facebook0 Twitter In 2008, the Government’s economic advisor set out various concerns about an R&D tax credit. “Grant Roberston should listen to these concerns and instead lower the corporate tax rate for all businesses”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Treasury […]

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Government should heed warning on protectionism

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government should heed warning on protectionism

Source: ACT Party Headline: Government should heed warning on protectionism Facebook0 Twitter “Jacinda Ardern’s government is being warned that its protectionism will scare away foreign investors”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Documents released by Treasury show the Government’s restrictions on overseas investment in rural land may ‘negatively affect New Zealand’s attractiveness as a destination for […]

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Jacinda tries to re-write history in new interview

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Jacinda tries to re-write history in new interview

Source: ACT Party Headline: Jacinda tries to re-write history in new interview Facebook0 Twitter “Jacinda Ardern is trying to re-write history with comments that she ran an ‘outward facing’ election campaign”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. In a new interview, the Prime Minister said ‘The suggestion in any way that New Zealand wasn’t an open […]

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Free Press, 16 April 2018

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Free Press, 16 April 2018

Source: ACT Party Headline: Free Press, 16 April 2018 Facebook0 Twitter Another Jacinda Surprise  Last week, the Government decided to kneecap one of our most important industries, putting New Zealanders’ wellbeing at risk for what is essentially a photo op. Hurting the economy… The Government’s decision to end offshore oil and gas exploration will put […]

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