Twyford exhibits pre-crisis mentality

BY ACT at 9 June, 2018


 

In setting up a new government ministry to ‘fix’ the housing crisis, Phil Twyford is exhibiting the same thinking that created the crisis in the first place, according the ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Bureaucracy – in the form of the 900-page Resource Management Act – should be public enemy number one when it comes to the housing crisis.

 

Official advice from Superu last year showed land use regulations – rules that determine


Transparency needed on Zero Carbon Act costs

BY ACT at 9 June, 2018


 

“The Government must be open and transparent with New Zealanders about the additional costs they will face under its proposed Zero Carbon Act, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“It has been far from up front about the consequences of its offshore oil and gas exploration ban.

 

“The Zero Carbon Act discussion document released today outlined a number of scenarios, some of which see households faced with massive costs.

 

NZIER modelled economic


Does Govt know cost of Zero Carbon Act?

BY ACT at 9 June, 2018


 

The Government may have repeated its oil and gas debacle by signing up to a radical target without considering the consequences, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Documents released under the OIA show that, when the Government committed to a net zero carbon goal in 2017, it did not know the impact the target would have on the economy.

 

“The Government was told that its 2050 target will require a ‘fundamental economic shift’.


Seymour supports Councillor’s call

BY ACT at 9 June, 2018


 

Epsom MP David Seymour is backing local Councillor Desley’s Simpson’s call for a stop work on the replacement of railings on the Hobson Bay walkway.

“The replacement is part of the previous Government’s Urban Cycleway program, but has gone wrong in the implementation by New Zealand Transport Authority and Auckland Transport.

“A mangrove environment such as the Hobson Bay is clearly suitable for timber, as has been the case until now. Replacing the railings


Kiwis can’t trust Nats on stealth tax hikes

BY ACT at 9 June, 2018


 

National’s apparent u-turn on ‘bracket creep’ shows it can’t be trusted to stick up for taxpayers, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

Amy Adams tried to catch Grant Robertson out today when he appeared before the Finance and Expenditure Committee.

 

“Due to inflation and the inaction of both Labour and National governments, the average income earner will pay the top tax rate in 2022.

 

“National’s new position is just another example of its tendency to campaign