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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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Australian Senators to legalise Assisted Dying

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Australian Senators to legalise Assisted Dying

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Australia once again shows New Zealand the way on assisted dying legislation,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Following the passing of last year’s assisted dying law in the State of Victoria, Australian Senators are poised to vote in favour of allowing a ban to be lift on assisted dying laws […]

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Cowardly Vice-Chancellor should resign

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cowardly Vice-Chancellor should resign

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas should resign after cowardly barring Don Brash from speaking at the University”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “After veiled threats from a left-wing thug in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, she capitulated this morning and prevented Dr Brash from speaking on ‘security’ grounds. “A student […]

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Thugs threaten violence at Brash event

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Thugs threaten violence at Brash event

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Left-wing thugs at Massey University are threatening to banish former Reserve Bank Governor and Opposition Leader Don Brash by threats of violence, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In a Facebook post, one person menacingly wrote that the Vice-Chancellor should ‘ensure the safety of those attending’ and that free speech ‘does […]

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Welcome back, Jacinda – you own the economy now

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Welcome back, Jacinda – you own the economy now

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Prime Minister will return to work tomorrow to inherit a flagging economy of her Government’s making”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “All signs point to an economy which is about to stall, with business confidence in free fall and unemployment now ticking up. “This should come as no surprise: […]

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Free Press, 30 July 2018

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press, 30 July 2018

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Two Weeks to Conference ACT’s Annual Conference is taking place in two weeks’ time on Sunday 12 August in Auckland. Following the members’ survey late last year and the regional forums earlier this year, it is the final chapter in the process of consulting members before relaunching the party proper […]

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Climate action could cost you $10,000 a year

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Climate action could cost you $10,000 a year

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Climate Change Minister James Shaw today confirmed that the average household could be $10,000 a year poorer as a result of his Zero Carbon Bill. What is worse, the Minister was not able to say to what extent his Bill would contribute to reducing global temperatures, even after being given a second chance to […]

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Govt admits defeat on charter schools

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt admits defeat on charter schools

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The Government today has admitted defeat on charter schools by allowing six to remain open, says ACT Leader David Seymour.  “However, there is still uncertainty over one school thanks to ministerial incompetence. “Chris Hipkins has finally come to the realisation that the schools are lifting engagement and achievement for about 1500 […]

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Capital Gains Tax coming, will be paid by renters

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Capital Gains Tax coming, will be paid by renters

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Finance Minister’s answers in the House this afternoon show he clearly favours the introduction of a fully-fledged capital gains tax”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. “Grant Robertson said there was “no doubt” investment needed to be shifted away from the housing market.  “The Government has ruled out taxing the family, […]

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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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