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Business Advisory Council is just “suitwashing”

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Business Advisory Council is just “suitwashing”

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Prime Minister’s creation of a Business Advisory Council creates a showdown between her Government’s stated agenda and the views of the business community”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Either the Government must listen to the private sector and back down on its damaging policy agenda, or they are simply […]

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Free Press, 27 August 2018

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press, 27 August 2018

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Free Press, 27 August 2018 A Weak Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern showed a serious lack of spine on Friday afternoon by failing to fire Clare Curran. Curran has been dishonest with the PM and the public about who she has had ministerial meetings with. She should have been sacked, but […]

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Weak PM should fire Curran, scrap portfolios

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Weak PM should fire Curran, scrap portfolios

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Clare Curran remains a Minister this evening because New Zealand has a weak Prime Minister, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Jacinda Ardern should have fired someone that has been dishonest with her, the public, and the Parliament. “Just two weeks ago at the ACT Party Conference, I told the Prime […]

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Seymour’s charity challenge to other MPs

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Seymour’s charity challenge to other MPs

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour is inviting other MPs to join him take the plunge as part of the ‘Rope For Hope’ challenge on November 16. Seymour will be abseiling down a 17-storey building on Queen Street to support the Make-a-Wish initiative. “I know a few people who’d like to throw […]

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NZ First now kings of corporate welfare

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ First now kings of corporate welfare

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “NZ First have taken over the National Party’s mantle as the kings of corporate welfare with its support of the horse racing industry”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Radio New Zealand this morning reported that millions from the NZ First Re-Election Fund – also known as the Provincial Growth Fund […]

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Creepy American-style scanners have no place here

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Creepy American-style scanners have no place here

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Creepy American-style full body scanners have no place in New Zealand and plans to install them should be dropped immediately”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Stuff reported last night that advanced imaging technology – so-called ‘naked scanners’ – would be installed in New Zealand airports from next year. “This is […]

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Mixed Ownership Model a success, further sell-down needed

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mixed Ownership Model a success, further sell-down needed

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “A new independent study released this morning shows that the Mixed Ownership Model (MOM) was a big success and that a further sell-down of the Crown’s assets is needed”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Government share offers for Mighty River Power, Meridian Energy, and Genesis Energy, and a reduction in […]

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Violent third striker gets 7 years

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Violent third striker gets 7 years

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “ACT’s three strikes law is working as intended after man with a history of violent offending received his third strike and was given a seven year prison sentence. This was the first case in which a third striker was ordered to serve a prison sentence without parole. Hayze Neihana Waitokia […]

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Pay freeze must target senior bureaucrats

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pay freeze must target senior bureaucrats

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “While the decision to freeze MPs’ pay is welcome news, the Government should also freeze the salaries of the highly-paid civil servants that politicians’ pay is linked to”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It’s convenient for the Prime Minister to target MPs, but what about the pay packets of all […]

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Public land is for all New Zealanders

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Public land is for all New Zealanders

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “A media report this morning that surfers and boaties have been shot at on a remote Waikato beach is shocking and appalling”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Public land is for all New Zealanders. Kiwis wanting to enjoy the beach should not have to fear for their lives. Albatross Point […]

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ACT prompts Peters into action on Māori seats

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on ACT prompts Peters into action on Māori seats

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “ACT’s Smaller Government Bill has prompted Winston Peters into action on the Māori seats”, says Party Leader David Seymour. Winston Peters today told Sky News he would propose an amendment to a Labour MP’s bill that would have the effect of putting the future of the seats to a referendum. […]

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What will more bureaucracy achieve?

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on What will more bureaucracy achieve?

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “A new Government agency will just add to an alphabet soup of departments responsible for delivering infrastructure”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “If a new infrastructure agency is needed then what are the New Zealand Transport Agency, the Ministry of Transport, Local Government, and the Treasury’s National Infrastructure Unit for? […]

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Nats’ political cycle begins afresh

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats’ political cycle begins afresh

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The first stage of the National Party’s political cycle is underway as it talks a big game on Resource Management Act reform”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Today, Simon Bridges expressed regret at not reforming the RMA under the last government and committed to producing a bill that would. “But […]

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Nutty plastic bag ban killing jobs

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nutty plastic bag ban killing jobs

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Greens’ nutty ban on single-use plastic bags has claimed its first victim”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Stuff has reported that Porirua-based Kiwi Plastics is set to close its doors at the end of the year, putting its workers out of a job. “The policy of banning single-use plastic […]

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Slash education bureaucracy, pay teachers more

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Slash education bureaucracy, pay teachers more

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Government could provide a decent pay rise for striking teachers by cutting the fat from our education bureaucracy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Today, primary and intermediate school teachers strike for the first time in 24 years. “The Ministry of Education employs over 2600 bureaucrats – that’s more than […]

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Investigation into Bridges leak needed

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Investigation into Bridges leak needed

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour is calling for an investigation into the leak of Simon Bridges’ travel expenses. This evening, Newshub ran a story revealing the Opposition Leader had spent more than $100,000 on travel over the past three months. “It is outrageous that a bureaucrat from the Parliamentary Service saw […]

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Gold stars for bureaucrats?

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gold stars for bureaucrats?

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “At a time of plummeting business confidence and growth expectations, the Prime Minister wants to give medals to New Zealand’s bureaucrats”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Despite the fact that results in health, education, housing, and other areas have gone backwards, the Government will now be handing out gold starts […]

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ACT will deliver fewer politicians

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on ACT will deliver fewer politicians

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT is drawing a line in the sand on the size of government with a new bill aimed at rolling back the the state. Party Leader David Seymour today revealed his Smaller Government Bill which will reduce the size of Parliament to 100 MPs, limit the size of the Executive […]

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Virtue-signalling Greens punish consumers, hurt environment

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Virtue-signalling Greens punish consumers, hurt environment

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Green Party’s ban on plastic bags will punish responsible consumers and may produce worse environmental outcomes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Plastic waste gets into the environment as it’s collected and transported to landfills. This isn’t the fault of Kiwis who find plastic bags easy and convenient and dispose […]

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Unattractive Massey faces recruitment crisis

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unattractive Massey faces recruitment crisis

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Massey Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has cost the University hundreds of enrolments with her position on free speech, says ACT Leader David Seymour. In a Facebook poll of about 850 young people, 90 per cent of respondents believed Massey University’s restriction on free speech made it a less attractive place to […]

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