住房

BY ACT at 22 September, 2017


The House Price Problem 房屋价格问题

ACT believes that the cost of housing is unacceptably high. Auckland has a significant housing shortage. The price of an average house in Auckland is nearly ten times the income of an average household. Internationally, three times the median income is considered ‘affordable’. The high price of houses means mortgage payments and rents are higher. Household budgets feel the pressure.

行动党认为当前的房屋价格已经远远超过了大多数人可以接受的范围。奥克兰的房屋数量严重短缺,然而一栋房屋的均价几乎是一个家庭平均收入的十倍,远远高于国际定义的收入中位数三倍的可支付价格。高房价意味着更高的房屋贷款与租房费用,这让每个家庭都倍感压力。

The high cost of housing is widening the gap


法律与秩序

BY ACT at 22 September, 2017


The Prison Population Problem  监狱人口问题

ACT believes the prison population is too high. Recently the number of people incarcerated in New Zealand exceeded 10,000 for the first time. There has been a small reduction in reoffending but it is far below the government’s targets. To paraphrase Bill English, this is a “moral and fiscal failure”.

行动党认为监狱人口数量非常庞大。近来新西兰监狱服刑人数首次超过一万人。累犯的人数虽微量减少但仍远低于政府预期。正如总理Bill English先生所言:“这是道德与财力欠缺惹得祸”。

Over two­thirds of people starting a prison sentence in New Zealand have been sentenced before. That means a


移民

BY ACT at 22 September, 2017


Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa Amendment Bill to Five or Ten Years

延长父母及祖父母团聚签证至五年或十年

 

New Zealand is a country of immigrants with a large percentage of Kiwis being born overseas.

新西兰作为一个移民大国,其大部分人口构成都来自与海外移民。

 

However, since Immigration New Zealand has temporarily closed and reduced the quota for the Parent category, fewer Kiwis can be reunited with their family in New Zealand. The new policy relating to parents gaining NZ residence effectively gives no priority to processing applications


教育

BY ACT at 18 September, 2017


ACT announces better pay for the best teachers

行动党宣布为优秀教师涨薪

 

Good teachers help children grow, develop, and reach their full potential which is vital to their future success.

在孩子成长、发展的过程中,优秀的教师对其潜力的发掘至关重要,这决定了孩子在未来是否能够取得成功。

Unfortunately, because of union contracts, teachers hit maximum pay after ten years, schools can’t reward successful teachers, and teaching is not regarded as a strong career choice for our brightest graduates.

然而,由于教师工会合同的限制,教师在执教满十年后工资将达到收入上限,学校不会因为教师的优秀而给予教师额外的报酬。所以对现在最优秀的毕业生来说,教师并不是一个被看好的职业选择。

Right now the best teacher earns the same as the worst teacher. Graduates are


道路收费不应沦为提高政府税收的工具

BY ACT at 15 September, 2017


9月16日奥克兰交通部部长Simon Bridge和奥克兰市长Len Brown共同签署了奥克兰运输结盟项目(Auckland Transport Alignment Project),该项目概述了如何处理奥克兰未来将会增加的 7万人口等问题。报告内容主要是未来30年的交通投资细节。报告建议在未来征收拥堵税并将使用房地产税率,来帮助基础设施建设。

“征收交通拥堵税是一种非常强大的道路管理方式,这能够有效的减少交通拥堵,市民需要在不同时间段里考虑以不同的方式来往于奥克兰各地,从而鼓励那些人不在高峰时期使用高速公路”,行动党党魁David Seymour说。

但Seymour也强调:“任何道路收费中新征收来的税收,应该用来抵消或削减汽油税。”

行动党认为道路收费的目的在于管理 — — 而不是中央或地方政府的额外收入来源。任何以交通拥堵名目取得的收入应与削减汽油费抵消。如果历届政府都把道路通行费作为一项收入来源,通过调整通行费最大限度地获取收入,而不是使用通行费以减少挤塞,这种动机是不正当的。

如果政府希望更多的收入,可以选择老办法 — — 在下次选举前举行增加税收的竞选活动。更好的办法是,削减现有企业的福利和虚荣项目的支出。

 

备注: 新西兰的汽车燃料税收主要用于新西兰政府对于全国道路的修建、维护、路标设置、红绿灯设置等用途。

新西兰政府对于车用汽油收取相当高的税收和附加费,目前每升汽油的税收和附加费是67.284 cents。我们所需要支付的汽油费不仅包含了燃油税,并且政府还在此基础上征收了15%的商品消费税。行动党认为如果我们征收了交通拥堵费,就应该用于抵消汽车燃料税,从而减少人们的赋税压力。

 

消息来源:行动党办公室