Minister must intervene in Middleton case

BY ACT at 16 April, 2018


 

“The callous treatment of Mark Middleton at the hands of immigration authorities is simply outrageous and Associate Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi must put it right”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Middleton has called New Zealand home for the last 56 years.

 

“Instead of contacting him by phone or email, Immigration NZ burst into his workplace, threw him in jail, and gave him no access to the phone.

 

“With about 10,000 overstayers


Oil and gas changes show Govt’s brazen arrogance

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


 

“The Government has shown breathtaking arrogance by keeping the oil and gas industry in the dark over changes to the sector”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Fronting media today, it was abundantly clear that the Government hadn’t consulted the industry on the changes.

 

“The Government has set up about 40 reviews, working groups, or panels, and yet it appears unwilling to consult those who disagree with them on policy.

 

“This is an


Ending offshore exploration is lose-lose

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


 

“The Government’s decision to end offshore oil and gas exploration will put 11,000 jobs at risk and could harm the environment”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The oil and gas industry creates thousands of jobs, contributes $2.5 billion to the New Zealand economy and $500 million to the Government in royalties each year.

 

“Not only will this policy make us poorer as a country, it will drive production of oil and gas


Government Passes Puppy Dog and Ice-Cream Bill

BY ACT at 11 April, 2018


The Local Government (Community Well-Being) Ammendment Bill should be renamed the Puppy Dogs and Icecream Bill, according to ACT Leader David Seymour

“The Government is proactively removing the requirement for councils to deliver qualty services defined as ‘effective’ and ‘efficient.’ It reflects the Government’s underlying belief that if the intentions are good the results will follow, but the real world doesn’t work that way.”

The requirement ‘to meet the current and future needs of communities for


What Bridges should have said on taxes and spending

BY ACT at 11 April, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges’ interview with Stuff this morning sent the wrong message to voters who value freedom, choice, and limited government”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Mr Bridges should have publicly committed to reversing the coalition’s Provincial Growth Fund, its fees-free policy, and other big spending promises. He should also have guaranteed to raise the age of eligibility for superannuation.

 

“If he committed to this, ACT would deliver meaningful tax cuts with a top tax