Free Press, 27 August 2018

BY ACT at 28 August, 2018


Free Press, 27 August 2018

A Weak Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern showed a serious lack of spine on Friday afternoon by failing to fire Clare Curran. Curran has been dishonest with the PM and the public about who she has had ministerial meetings with. She should have been sacked, but the PM couldn’t bring herself to do so, keeping her on as a Minister outside Cabinet and only stripping her of a couple of

Lifeboats needed, not rearranging of deckchairs

BY ACT at 28 August, 2018


“The Housing Minister is rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic while New Zealanders drown in higher housing costs”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Phil Twyford today launched a review of tenancy laws that is well-meaning but will have little effect on the lives of renters.


“Proposed changes like ‘better equipping tenants and landlords to reach agreement about pets’ sound nice, but what Kiwis really need is more affordable housing.


“The fundamental

Removal of departure cards a positive move

BY ACT at 28 August, 2018


“The Government’s move to ditch departure cards is a positive step that will improve New Zealanders’ lives”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Departure cards are outdated and getting rid of them moves us into the digital age.


“The fact that 100,000 hours will be saved by the move shows just how burdensome some red tape can be.


“As with departure cards, regulation easily becomes obsolete and fails to keep up with

Weak PM should fire Curran, scrap portfolios

BY ACT at 24 August, 2018


Clare Curran remains a Minister this evening because New Zealand has a weak Prime Minister, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Jacinda Ardern should have fired someone that has been dishonest with her, the public, and the Parliament.


“Just two weeks ago at the ACT Party Conference, I told the Prime Minister she should fire Clare Curran. She managed a slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket.


“The PM continues

Seymour’s charity challenge to other MPs

BY ACT at 23 August, 2018


ACT Leader David Seymour is inviting other MPs to join him take the plunge as part of the ‘Rope For Hope’ challenge on November 16.


Seymour will be abseiling down a 17-storey building on Queen Street to support the Make-a-Wish initiative.


“I know a few people who’d like to throw me from a ledge, but none more so than the good people at Make-a-Wish.


“This is a great cause. Rope For