David Seymour Seeks Candidates for Epsom

BY ACT at 4 September, 2018


David Seymour, ACT Leader and MP for Epsom, is on the hunt for the next Youth MP for Epsom who will represent the electorate at Youth Parliament 2019.


Unlike other MPs, Mr Seymour is leaving the selection of Epsom’s Youth MP up to the students of Epsom.


“Out of 120 Youth MPs, Epsom’s Youth MP will be the only one actually elected by their peers,” says Mr Seymour.


Nats’ fuel tax bill should go further

BY ACT at 3 September, 2018


The National Party’s bill scrap Labour’s regional fuel tax is positive but needs to go further, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“ACT welcomes National’s commitment to lower taxes, but they should also take up a couple of other suggestions.


“Auckland desperately needs road pricing which has helped to reduce congestion in London, Stockholm, and Singapore by 20 per cent.


“Other businesses – airlines and accommodation, for example – adjust their prices

Bad behaviour shows PM needs Smaller Govt Bill

BY ACT at 31 August, 2018


“Bad behaviour from her Cabinet colleagues suggests the Prime Minister will soon run out of ministerial talent and should consider adopting ACT’s Smaller Government Bill”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


The Bill would restrict the number of highly-paid Ministers to 20, providing much more focus and accountability inside Cabinet. It would also cut the number of MPs to 100 and remove the Māori seats.


“After incidents at a youth summer camp, and

Officials: Budget 18 racing tax breaks unjustified

BY ACT at 30 August, 2018


Government officials have slated Winston Peters’ Budget 18 tax breaks for the racing industry in advice released today by the Treasury.


Officials said: ‘Neither tax concessions nor subsidies seem justified… They would be desirable if these activities generated positive externalities (social benefits beyond the benefits captured by the direct participants). These do not apply in this case.’


“In other words, the racing industry will profit from the tax breaks without creating wider

ACT would abolish CTO job, other quangos

BY ACT at 29 August, 2018


“The furore over the imminent appointment of Derek Handley as Chief Technology Officer shows we need to abolish these costly and unnecessary positions”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


According to the Spinoff, the technology sector has reacted reacted poorly to Mr Handley’s name being mentioned, and has questioned the value of the position.


“This is the latest in a long line of over-paid, unelected busybodies telling New Zealanders what to think, say,