Pay freeze must target senior bureaucrats

BY ACT at 21 August, 2018


 

“While the decision to freeze MPs’ pay is welcome news, the Government should also freeze the salaries of the highly-paid civil servants that politicians’ pay is linked to”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“It’s convenient for the Prime Minister to target MPs, but what about the pay packets of all those well-paid bureaucrats that MPs’ pay is tied to?

 

This year, bureaucrats will get, on average, a 3 per cent pay increase.


Public land is for all New Zealanders

BY ACT at 21 August, 2018


 

“A media report this morning that surfers and boaties have been shot at on a remote Waikato beach is shocking and appalling”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Public land is for all New Zealanders. Kiwis wanting to enjoy the beach should not have to fear for their lives.

 

Albatross Point is only accessible via water or Māori land. Fishermen say shootings, abuse, and vandalism have been occurring for ten years and are


Free Press, 20 August 2018

BY ACT at 21 August, 2018


 

Free Press, 20 August 2018

ACT Forces Winston’s Hand on Māori seats

ACT’s Smaller Government Bill has forced Winston Peters to propose an amendment to a Labour MP’s bill that would put the Māori seats to a referendum. Peters has been in Parliament for 40 years and the Māori seats have long been a so-called ‘bottom line’ for him. Now just a week after ACT revealed its detailed plan, he has finally decided to


ACT prompts Peters into action on Māori seats

BY ACT at 19 August, 2018


 

“ACT’s Smaller Government Bill has prompted Winston Peters into action on the Māori seats”, says Party Leader David Seymour.

 

Winston Peters today told Sky News he would propose an amendment to a Labour MP’s bill that would have the effect of putting the future of the seats to a referendum.

 

ACT will support NZ First’s amendment, but the timing of Mr Peters’ comments are telling.

 

“Just last Sunday, ACT revealed its


What will more bureaucracy achieve?

BY ACT at 18 August, 2018


 

“A new Government agency will just add to an alphabet soup of departments responsible for delivering infrastructure”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“If a new infrastructure agency is needed then what are the New Zealand Transport Agency, the Ministry of Transport, Local Government, and the Treasury’s National Infrastructure Unit for?

 

“The fact is the Government has no idea what to do, so creating more bureaucracy gives the impression it is doing something.