Will National Be a Voice for Taxpayers?

BY ACT at 28 November, 2017


“Now that National has been declined leave for its flexible parental leave Bill to be introduced, will it vote against Labour’s massive new middle-class welfare scheme?”, asks ACT Leader David Seymour.


“This is a golden opportunity for National to stand up for taxpayers. Will they take it?”


Healthy Homes Bill Hurts The People It Claims To Help

BY ACT at 28 November, 2017


“Everybody agrees with the idea that people should have access to a healthy, warm and dry home,” says ACT leader David Seymour.

“The new Government will today continue pushing its Healthy Homes Bill through Parliament but while it may have good intentions it will only serve to hurt the people it claims to help – people living in cold and damp homes.

“All this Bill will do is impose additional costs on landlords which

Seymour Withdraws Erebus Debate Motion, Welcomes Prime Minister’s Commitment

BY ACT at 28 November, 2017


“The ACT Party welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to proceed with a national memorial to honour the 257 victims who died in the 1979 Erebus tragedy,” says party Leader David Seymour, “as a result I will be withdrawing my motion to debate the issue in Parliament today.”


Last week Mr Seymour wrote to all party leaders proposing a motion in Parliament today to acknowledge the 38th anniversary of the disaster and the need

Victorian Politicians Show Real Courage Legalising Assisted Dying

BY ACT at 23 November, 2017


Victoria’s Upper House has shown real courage by legalising Assted Dying for the State,” says ACT Leader David Seymour

Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill would legalise Assisted Dying here and is moving up the Order Paper to be debated early next year.

“These politicians resisted enormous pressure from the minority to give the choice to the silent majority. New Zealand MPs thinking about how they will vote on my bill should be inspried by Victorian politicians’

Grant Robertson’s $4m Hollow Elephant

BY ACT at 23 November, 2017

“The Government’s announced $4m Tax Working Group has already ruled out so many options it should be pronounced Dead on Arrival and stopped” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Its terms of reference make it so barren it is reminiscent of Grant Robertson’s overegged ‘Future of Work’ project, which ended up reading like a c-grade social studies project.  The problem is now he’s playing with other people’s money, and the remaining ‘in-scope’ parts are dangerous and stupid.