ACT Deputy Leader Kenneth Wang - Press Statement

Press Statement

Kenneth Wang - ACT Deputy Leader

14th April 2014

 

“I am honoured to be selected as ACT’s Deputy Leader. 

The ACT Party has selected a strong new leader Jamie Whyte. I am impressed with his intellect and his vision for this country.

Having served in parliament, I know Jamie Whyte will be a strong debater and will support policies that are important for the future of this country. 

I am standing for parliament again because this country is at the cross road,

Press Statement 15 April 2014

Press Statement

Jamie Whyte

ACT Leader

 

 

I am delighted to announce that the ACT Board has elected Kenneth Wang to be ACT’s deputy leader.

Kenneth has already served as a member of parliament. Kenneth came out of his period in parliament with the strong support of his ACT colleagues, which is not an easy achievement.  John Boscawen, the previous ACT President, made no secret of his support for Kenneth Wang to be the next ACT Deputy leader.

My challenge to David Cunliffe

The Labour Party has announced a return to “industrial policy”. If elected, they will decide which businesses and sectors of the economy will deliver the highest returns and promote them in various ways – most obviously, by subsidising them with taxpayers’ money. 

ACT says responsible climate change policy is a "bottom line"

The Act Party today reconfirmed its policy on climate change focusing on mitigation and adaptation. This follows the release of the latest report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  

“Act’s policy is that the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) should immediately be abolished,” Act leader Jamie Whyte said today.  

Twyford jumps the shark

This morning at a conference hosted by Prefab New Zealand, Phil Twyford said that Labour is considering using the Public Works Act to expropriate private property to build homes.
 
“This is an extraordinary announcement," said ACT Epsom candidate David Seymour.

“It shows how little regard Labour have for private property and how unsettling a Labour-led government could be for the economic recovery. They clearly don’t have any no-go zones.
 

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The Letter - 7 April 2014

View from abroad

The Letter was in Australia last week.  We have come home to see commentators wondering why New Zealand First is on 7%. It is the fallout from the Minister of Justice going at taxpayers’ expense to China to have talks with the company that has made her husband a director.  Because it was China Winston Peters is the beneficiary.

My challenge to David Cunliffe

The Labour Party has announced a return to “industrial policy”. If elected, they will decide which businesses and sectors of the economy will deliver the highest returns and promote them in various ways – most obviously, by subsidising them with taxpayers’ money. 

The Left trying to solve problems created by their own policies

The Greens today claimed that the appreciation in Auckland property prices shows that a capital gains tax is needed. They claim that that the profits earned from investing in rental properties “draws more and more money into the market, pushing up prices at an unsustainable rate”. Taxing the capital gains on rental properties would supposedly discourage this investment and bring house prices down.
 

The Letter - 24 March 2014

 

Policy not politics

 
“If only the media would give coverage to policy” says Labour apologists.  No one could accuse us of being a gossip mag so we have examined Labour’s latest policy release to see why it has been almost totally ignored.  On examination we agree that the policy deserves much better coverage.  

 

Apartheid; no whites apply

 “Forestry and Wood Products: Economic Upgrade” is a boring title for a policy.  We have a new title “Only Maori can apply”.  See, you are already interested.  (We are not making this up.  Labour proposes a tree planting programme costing $20 million a year that is only open to Iwi).

 

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Right Thinking: ACT Annual Conference

DON’T MISS THE THRILLER AT THE VILLA

You gotta be there! Simple as that. No ifs, no buts, no maybes. This is where we get our ACT together. And you’re part of it. So be part of this. Be part of the party. And bring some friends. Everyone’s welcome - the more the merrier. Click here to register now!

Right Thinking - the word from Wellington Dec 13

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Avalanche of bad news and the adjournment

As the American writer and wit Mark Twain observed, no man’s life, liberty or property is safe while Congress is in session.  This week, the Parliament wrapped up business for the year with most MPs returning to their electorates and regions.

Right Thinking - the word from Wellington Dec 6

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A life of hard work, honest endeavour and public service

 

At his media conference this week with ACT President John Boscawen, ACT Leader John Banks said that early in his life he had made a commitment to hard work, honest endeavour and public service. This he said was to try to balance the family ledger.

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