Free Press Monday 2 April 2018 -The Government’s Weird War on the Poor

BY David Seymour at 2 April, 2018


Chaos in the Beltway

Media are hysterical over the Government’s various disasters from the Curran-Hirschfeld debacle to the absence of Russian spies in New Zealand, and New Zealand First heavying opposition MPs over Regional Growth Funding in their electorates. The honeymoon is over early and Easter weekend political columns read like bitter break up letters to Jacinda Ardern. We doubt that much of it will affect polling in itself but, make no mistake, the Government


Free Press Monday February 26th -That 70’s Show

BY David Seymour at 27 February, 2018


 

#SaveCharters Submissions Open

The Education and Workforce Select Committee has opened for submissions on the legislation to abolish Partnership Schools. Even if you’ve never made a submission before, this is the time to be counted. Say why you support the students’ right to attend the schools that have changed their lives.

Petition Going Strong

It is not too late to contribute to the petition to save the schools at www.savecharters.kiwi


Free Press Monday 12 February 2018

BY David Seymour at 12 February, 2018


Massive Success

Thank you to those who came out to the very short notice and very wet, but very well attended and very well reported rally to save Partnership Schools. We had always wondered how protests happened, when you get a passionate group of people they easily spill out and take over the streets. You can watch TV3’s coverage here.

Keeping the Momentum Going

The public backlash against closing Partnership Schools has been phenomenal.


Hipkins Must Come Clean on Partnership School Policy

BY David Seymour at 5 November, 2017


 

“The Education Minister needs to take a deep breath and consult with people affected by his decisions before making conflicting statements that affect children’s learning,” says ACT leader David Seymour.

After reports regarding four Partnership Schools contracted to open in 16 months’ time that ‘he can say with some confidence they won’t go ahead,’ newly minted Education Minister is now reported as saying he ‘had asked for urgent advice on the


财长Steven Joyce将税单比作”红利”

BY David Seymour at 6 April, 2017


行动党党魁David Seymour表示:“财政部长Steven Joyce今日宣布,与去年相比,本年度前八个月要累计增收35亿新元税款。”

“随后他还好意思将它描述为是国家的“红利”。什么时候起税收账单变成了红利?”

“政府的盈余却是纳税人的赤字。政府的税收高于实际所需,所以对于Steven Joyce来说反而更应该道歉而不是夸夸其谈。”

“国家党本该是低税率的政党,但他们已经偏离根源。本世纪以来,他们唯一一次削减税收,就是当他们有一个强大的行动党在议会中提供多数票的时候。”

“一个复兴的行动党将提醒国家党:税收属于纳税人,确保政府的盈余首先归还给赚了这些钱的人。”

相关阅读

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/91266762/govt-surplus-almost-1-billion-ahead-of-forecast-as-business-profits-boost-tax-take

政府的财政预算案盈馀预测超过10亿新元,主要是因为营业税增加5亿新元。

财政部星期四宣布,截至二月底的八个月内,未计亏损前的盈余为10.4亿新元,而十二月份则为4.98亿新元。 财政部表示,9.12亿新元的顺差主要是由于税收高于预测,而支出低于预期。 整体税收高于预期4.62亿新元(1%)。公司税是这一有利结果的最大推动力,收入比预期超出5.51亿新元。

编译:行动党总部