Free Press Monday 5th February 2018

BY ACT at 5 February, 2018

Last Week in Parliament

The Government introduced legislation to prevent MPs leaving their party. David Seymour pointed out in the House it was fundamentally because of Winston Peters’ paranoia that his MPs would abandon him (but Free Press has recognized a second reason, see below). They introduced legislation to allow teachers to elect members of the Education Council. Some even claimed this would help the teacher shortage, Seymour pointed out that paying them

Compassion and Choice – Free Press Monday 4 December 2017

BY ACT at 5 December, 2017

Most Widely Read Ever

Website statistics show that last week’s Free Press was the most widely read ever. You can still read it here. We blew the lid off the ‘sealed section’ of the Labour-New Zealand First coalition agreement, showing why they don’t want it revealed. It is a series of patronage opportunities that keep Winston Peters in control of his own party and well supplied with people who fawn over him generally.

No Denial,

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’

David Seymour welcomes report of Health Select Committee on Assisted Dying

BY David Seymour at 2 August, 2017

Today the report from the Health Select Committee on the Petition of Hon Maryan Street has been tabled in Parliament.

The petition asked that Parliament investigate the attitudes of New Zealanders towards ending one’s own life in New Zealand, and Maryan’s submission raised the arguments in favour of assisted dying as well as Lecretia Seales’ tragic story and her case in the High Court.

“The report confirms what we already knew,” Mr Seymour said.


Voluntary euthanasia panel with David Seymour

BY David Seymour at 19 June, 2015

This week ACT Party leader David Seymour confirmed he is drafting a bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia. David Seymour, Dr Jack Havill of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, and palliative care specialist and opponent of euthanasia Sinead Donelly join Wallace for a discussion on this most difficult of ethical dilemmas.