ACT the only principled party on Super

BY ACT at 5 June, 2018


 

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf’s comments to Interest.co.nz that our superannuation age must rise vindicates ACT’s position on the issue, says Leader David Seymour.

“ACT is the only party advocating for an increase in the pension age to ensure the scheme’s sustainability and fairness between generations.

“Every other political party has shown themselves to be either too timid to make real changes, or in denial about future costs.

“The Budget Fiscal and Economic Update showed that the


Auckland’s poor hit hardest by new tax

BY ACT at 5 June, 2018


 

The poorest Aucklanders will be hurt the most by Phil Twyford’s new fuel tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

Auckland Council today voted in favour of a regional fuel tax.

 

“The Finance Minister doled out $40 a week to many families with children in his ‘Families Package’.

 

“Now the Transport Minister will take back the equivalent of four weeks’ worth of payments with a new tax that will cost the average household $160 a year”,


Repeal of three strikes sends wrong message

BY ACT at 31 May, 2018


 

The Government’s decision to repeal the three strikes law sends the wrong message to the worst recidivist offenders, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“It is critical that our law sends a strong signal that serious repeat offending will not be tolerated.

 

“Andrew Little’s decision to repeal three strikes and allow the worst offenders out of jail early is a step in the wrong direction.

 

“The Justice Minister’s suggestion that the law


Head of welfare group makes basic factual errors

BY ACT at 31 May, 2018


 

The head of Labour’s ‘expert’ group set up to review the welfare system needs to get up to speed quickly, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

Talking to Newstalk ZB’s Chris Lynch on Monday morning, Professor Cindy Kiro made a number of basic factual errors.

 

“Kiro claimed that ‘sole parents constitute…less than 2 per cent of benefit dependants’ when they actually make up 22 per cent of benefit dependants.

 

“She went on


Partisan health review a joke

BY ACT at 29 May, 2018


 

The Government’s announcement that a review of the health system will be run by an advisor to the Prime Minister shows it is a completely partisan affair, says David Seymour.

 

“Heather Simpson is still listed as being employed in the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s office.

 

“There is no way that this review can deliver an objective and impartial view of the problems facing our health system.

 

“It is a completely political