Hipkins must reverse charters decision after glowing report

BY ACT at 7 April, 2018


 

“The Education Minister must now reverse his decision to close Partnership Schools after the final report from independent consultants Martin Jenkins painted a glowing picture of the model”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The report cuts through the spin on Partnership Schools, delivering blow after blow to Government’s hopes it could kill off the model quietly.

 

“The final report shows Partnership Schools are strongly focused on disadvantaged kids with complex needs.


Twyford’s state homes cost 7x more to maintain

BY ACT at 7 April, 2018


 

“Phil Twyford is spending seven times more than a private landlord in maintaining his stock of government-owned houses”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Twyford must transfer this massive liability off the government’s books by privatising all state houses and subsidising the rent of those people who truly need it.

 

“TVNZ revealed this week that the Government spends $474 million maintaining state homes. That is over $7500 a year for each state house owned


Shane Jones’ gravy train travels south to Taranaki

BY ACT at 6 April, 2018


 

“Shane Jones’ corporate welfare gravy train has continued its travels south to Taranaki today”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 

 

“The Provincial Growth Fund is a continuation of the crony capitalism of former Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges. Although it has a new name, the logic is identical: handouts for votes. 

 

“Aside from securing support for NZ First in the provinces, there is no justification for this fund. 

 

“More economic activity in Taranaki will


Tax Working Group to write Labour election policy

BY ACT at 5 April, 2018


 

“It’s now clear that the real task of the taxpayer-funded Tax Working Group is to write the Labour Party’s 2020 election tax policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Last month, former Labour Party Deputy Leader Michael Cullen floated eight new taxes or types of tax: a financial transactions tax, a wealth tax, an equalisation tax, a capital gains tax, a land tax, a progressive company tax, environmental taxes and behavioural taxes.

 

“Today in Parliament, the Associate


Adams slams former Transport Minister Bridges

BY ACT at 4 April, 2018


 

“National Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams has slammed the policies of former Transport Minister Simon Bridges”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Yesterday, the Government revealed it was proposing a fuel tax increase of between 9 and 12 cents a litre. Aucklanders face hikes of 20 cents a litre if a regional fuel tax is also introduced.

 

“On Twitter, Adams slammed the move as a ‘tax and spend Labour Government…in full force.’

 

“However,