The Massive Fiscal Mess Jacinda Left


“Jacinda Ardern has left a massive mess behind in New Zealand after an explosive report on the Government’s ban on oil and gas was released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), says ACT Leader David Seymour.  


“One year into Government, Labour have another fiscal hole. Except this time it’s Ministry officials firing warnings to the Government not politicians.


“Today MBIE warned that the Government’s decision would cost


Govt Admits No Robust Data on Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban


“The Government admits it has no idea what effect a ban on single-use plastic bags will have on New Zealand’s waterways and coastal environments,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. 


Environment Associate Minister Eugenie Sage confirmed in response to a written parliamentary question from Mr Seymour that “robust data is not available on the proportion of single-use plastic shopping bags used by New Zealanders, which end up in waterways.” 


“The Government has decided


Two Ministers Down, Nine More To Go


“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 was this afternoon removed as Minister of Customs and her portfolio handed to Minister Kris Faafoi. 


“Ms Ardern, by handing


ACT Laments Over Tax Working Group Report


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 is more than three times the bottom tax rate of 10.5 per cent. It will certainly be news to the top 10 per