Middlemore a prime example of public sector incompetence

BY ACT at 23 March, 2018


 

“So far, $11 million of operations, doctor’s appointments, and prescriptions have been lost thanks to incompetent government management by National and Labour”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Leaky building issues at Middlemore Hospital shows the problem with governments owning assets – they are poor managers of capital.

 

“This is a good lesson in property rights.

 

“Private owners of assets have strong financial incentives to maximise their value because they get the


National Party infighting costs households $1200

BY ACT at 23 March, 2018


 

“Comments by former Health Minister Jonathan Coleman show that National cannot be trusted to cut taxes when it returns to Government”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Mr Coleman made clear there are many National MPs who support even greater government spending instead of returning money to those who earned it.

 

“Last year’s PREFU showed the National Government had boosted its bank balance by overtaxing New Zealanders to the tune of $2.1 billion,


Partnership Schools outperforming state schools on attendance

BY ACT at 22 March, 2018


 

“New data on school attendance shows Partnership Schools outperform state schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“In Term 2 of 2017, truancy made up 4 per cent of missed class time in state schools. 

 

“The latest data on Partnership School shows that no school had a truancy rate of more than 1.7 per cent.

 

“Partnership Schools don’t just perform better on truancy – they’re specifically contracted to ensure this remains the case. They’re not allowed


Polling shows Kiwis support charter schools

BY ACT at 21 March, 2018


 

“Polling conducted by Curia Market Research shows New Zealanders support charter schools remaining open and disapprove of the Government’s handling of the issue”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

57 per cent of decided voters agreed charter schools should be allowed to continue operating in their current form, while 60 per cent of decided voters disapprove of the way the Government is dealing with charter schools.

 

“The Government is on the wrong side


Career bureaucrat/politician Jones should back off

BY ACT at 21 March, 2018


 

“Shane Jones has never spent a day of his life in the private sector and should stop telling Air New Zealand how to run its operations”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“It is simply extraordinary that a Minister who has never stepped outside a bureaucracy or quango in his life believes he can tell a publicly listed company what to do.

 

“Air New Zealand is a private entity and its job is