Virtue-signalling Greens punish consumers, hurt environment

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


“The Green Party’s ban on plastic bags will punish responsible consumers and may produce worse environmental outcomes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Plastic waste gets into the environment as it’s collected and transported to landfills. This isn’t the fault of Kiwis who find plastic bags easy and convenient and dispose of them responsibly.


“In a classic case of unintended consequences, Greenpeace has warned that a plastic bag ban may result in worse

Unattractive Massey faces recruitment crisis

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


“Massey Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has cost the University hundreds of enrolments with her position on free speech, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


In a Facebook poll of about 850 young people, 90 per cent of respondents believed Massey University’s restriction on free speech made it a less attractive place to study.


“It is around this time of year secondary school pupils decide what university they want to go to. The Vice-Chancellor should

PM contradicts herself on free speech

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


“The Prime Minister has completely contradicted herself on the Massey University free speech issue”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Ms Ardern has said she disapproves of Massey’s decision to ban Dr Brash but she will keep giving the University taxpayer money to do it.


In Parliament this afternoon, the Prime Minister said she believed Massey University’s decision was an ‘overreaction’ but went on to confirm that she would do nothing about it.

Vice-Chancellor not upholding Massey University Charter

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


“In barring Don Brash from speaking tomorrow, Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has acted contrary to her own institution’s charter, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The Massey University Charter says that its mission is to “promote free and rational inquiry”.


“Jan Thomas has been derelict in her duty to uphold rights of students to debate political issues.


“She has run for hills at the first sign of trouble.


“We all

Australian Senators to legalise Assisted Dying

BY ACT at 8 August, 2018


“Australia once again shows New Zealand the way on assisted dying legislation,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


Following the passing of last year’s assisted dying law in the State of Victoria, Australian Senators are poised to vote in favour of allowing a ban to be lift on assisted dying laws in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Northern Territory (NT) next week. 


“I’m encouraged to see courageous steps being taken on