New report shows Govt must listen to kids on charter schools

BY ACT at 11 April, 2018


 

“A new report by the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group reinforces the fact that the Government must consider the views of children before closing charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“‘Getting It Right: Building Blocks‘ focuses on the factors that are needed for childrens’ success, including supporting their participation in decisions that affect them.

 

“Will Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins take the advice of these experts and listen to the kids?

 

“The final


Bridges must commit to rolling back fuel taxes

BY ACT at 10 April, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges must publicly commit to rolling back Labour’s increased fuel taxes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The National Party is running a campaign to ‘stop the fuel tax’ while its leader is unwilling to say whether he will scrap them.

 

“National Party under Simon Bridges believes it can return to Government by presenting itself as a more competent version of Labour. It has lost track of what it stands for.

 


Government’s working groups cost $16m

BY ACT at 10 April, 2018


 

“News of another government review highlights the growing cost of ‘review-itis’ infecting the Ardern-Peters administration”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

This morning Peeni Henare announced the appointment of a panel to review Whanau Ora.

 

“After accounting for fees, flights and accommodation, the average government review costs around $400,000. This Government has announced about 40 reviews, working groups, or panels.

 

“We can reasonably assume then that the taxpayer is on the hook


Big government Bridges will keep Labour’s tax hikes

BY ACT at 9 April, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges has confirmed his commitment to higher taxes by this morning refusing to roll back proposed fuel tax increases of between 9 and 12 cents a litre”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“This complements his record as a big spending Economic Development Minister.

 

“When Amy Adams slammed Labour’s ‘tax and spend’ policies the other day, she could have easily been talking about her own leader.

 

“The National Party under Simon


The report the Government didn’t want you to see

BY ACT at 9 April, 2018


 

“Chris Hipkins has tried to avoid any scrutiny of the final Partnership Schools report by performing a classic ‘Friday news dump’”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The Government didn’t want anyone to see this report from independent consultants Martin Jenkins because it paints a glowing picture of the Partnership School model.

 

“If the report has found that Partnership Schools were failing, Chris Hipkins would be shouting it from the rooftops.

 

“Instead,