Nats Last Presser Richer than a Cashed Up Corporate Welfare Recipient

BY ACT at 18 September, 2018


 

“The National Party’s support for the New Zealand Initiative’s Fit for Purpose report is richer than a millionaire pensioner with a winter heating payment,” according to ACT.

 

“The report rightly identifies that Governments of all stripes in New Zealand tax too much of our money, and spend it poorly. However, one group that has no right to claim this is the New Zealand National Party. If it wasn’t so expensive to the taxpayer, National complaining about


Govt Admits Charter Schools Success

BY ACT at 17 September, 2018


 

The Government today admitted defeat on Charter Schools by giving the stamp of approval to the final two of 12 Charter Schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools. 

 

Waatea School in Auckland and Tūranga Tangata Rite in Gisborne will now continue to open in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

 

“Last year Education Minister Chris Hipkins, with the backing of the Teachers Union, made it his mission to abolish Charter


Profligate Govt burning taxpayer cash

BY ACT at 14 September, 2018


 

The Government has shown its utter contempt for taxpayer money by botching the Chief Technology Officer hiring process and paying Derek Handley out, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Not only has the Government created an unnecessary and wasteful job, it has botched the process and wasted another $100,000 of taxpayer money in the process.

 

“If asked, the average New Zealander would not be able to explain what the Government Digital Services Minister


Martin must apologise to charter schools

BY ACT at 14 September, 2018


 

Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin should publicly apologise to charter schools and students over her outrageous comments during a debate on the Education Amendment Bill, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Referring to charter schools during the debate, Martin said that ‘…some of us wouldn’t put our dog in them.’

 

“Martin – who is the Minister for Children – also decided to bring National MP Nicola Willis’ family into the debate by claiming


Govt’s war on poor continues

BY ACT at 14 September, 2018


 

“The Government continues to push policies that will hurt the poor, with Housing Minister Phil Twyford all but admitting today that tenants will pay higher rents as a result of his ‘Healthy Homes’ red tape”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

In response to an oral question from Mr Seymour, Twyford admitted that landlords aren’t making excessive profits.

 

“If that is the case, it means they can’t absorb the additional costs of his