Seymour challenges Twyford to front up to Banff Avenue residents

BY ACT at 24 May, 2018


 

Epsom MP David Seymour has today called on Housing Minister Phil Twyford to front up to Banff Avenue residents to discuss their concerns about a proposed five-storey housing development.

 

Last week, Mr Seymour organised a community meeting at the request of local residents in response to the lack of consultation from Housing New Zealand.

 

“Rather than resorting to cheap politicking, Mr Twyford needs to concern himself with the performance of Housing New Zealandand its


No transformation in pillaging the taxpayer

BY ACT at 17 May, 2018


 

Grant Robertson’s first Budget uses ‘transformation’ as a buzzword but offers only to spend more of taxpayers’ money, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The former university politician has today shown himself to be a poor student of economic history. Higher taxes and greater government spending has never fixed our problems.

“Income tax was introduced at 5 per cent on the highest incomes. Now it’s 33 percent.

“In the early 1900s, government spending was a one


How would a Bridges-led Govt be different?

BY ACT at 16 May, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges has failed to make clear how a Government he leads would be different to the current occupants of the Beehive”, ACT Leader David Seymour says.

 

“His weak response to the Government’s likely Budget while talking to Stuff this morning shows why the centre-right needs a strong ACT.

 

“Bridges wouldn’t commit to cancelling the $3 billion fees-free scheme that will deliver free degrees for tomorrow’s elite.

 

“The Leader of the Opposition couldn’t guarantee


An offer charter schools couldn’t refuse

BY ACT at 16 May, 2018


 

The Education Minister has made charter schools an offer they couldn’t refuse: ‘conform or be closed’. 

 

“Chris Hipkins today confirmed that charter schools would either lose the precious liberties that have helped them serve some of our most disadvantaged students, or have their contracts terminated”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 

 

“As Raewyn Tipene, chief executive of He Puna Marama Trust, put it, charter schools have applied to become special character schools ‘under duress’.

 

“Hipkins


ACT fact check on PM’s migrant-bashing

BY ACT at 13 May, 2018


 

“The Prime Minister’s continued scapegoating of migrants for the housing crisis and for placing pressure on public services runs counter to the evidence”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

Jacinda Ardern has in recent days reiterated her position that migrants are pushing up house prices and are placing a heavy burden on New Zealand infrastructure.

 

Let’s check her claims against the official advice her Government has received.

 

1. Migrants are placing ‘unsustainable