PM contradicts herself on free speech

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


“The Prime Minister has completely contradicted herself on the Massey University free speech issue”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Ms Ardern has said she disapproves of Massey’s decision to ban Dr Brash but she will keep giving the University taxpayer money to do it.


In Parliament this afternoon, the Prime Minister said she believed Massey University’s decision was an ‘overreaction’ but went on to confirm that she would do nothing about it.

Vice-Chancellor not upholding Massey University Charter

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


“In barring Don Brash from speaking tomorrow, Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has acted contrary to her own institution’s charter, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The Massey University Charter says that its mission is to “promote free and rational inquiry”.


“Jan Thomas has been derelict in her duty to uphold rights of students to debate political issues.


“She has run for hills at the first sign of trouble.


“We all

Cowardly Vice-Chancellor should resign

BY ACT at 7 August, 2018


“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 wrote to the Vice-Chancellor: “I look forward to hearing what your thoughts are on this matter and steps you will take to

Thugs threaten violence at Brash event

BY ACT at 7 August, 2018


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 not come free of consequences’.


The Massey University Politics Society has invited Dr Brash to speak as part of its Past, Present

Free Press, 6 August 2018

BY ACT at 7 August, 2018


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Where was Devoy?

There has been lots of ink spilled over two Canadian speakers who wanted to speak in Auckland this past week. We won’t spill any more here, but Free Press has noticed one glaring absence: Where, o where, was Race Relations