Labour’s “Great Loosening” -Free Press Monday 13 November 2017

BY ACT at 13 November, 2017


Totally Crooked

The revelation that Winston Peters filed court proceedings against Bill English and Paula Bennett at 4:59pm on the eve of the election makes a farce of his coalition negotiations with National. The decision was made as soon as the special votes gave Lab-Gre-NZF a comfortable three vote margin. Free Press (almost) feels sorry for all those who voted for and even made large donations (when will they be declared?) to New Zealand First


Outrageous Daylight Attack Shows Nats, Labour Failure On Youth Crime

BY David Seymour at 18 September, 2017


“The outrageous daylight attack on a train and its passengers in Mt Albert is the final end point of the out of control youth crime problem gifted to New Zealand by National and Labour governments, ACT leader David Seymour says.

“We now have a situation where gangs of masked young thugs can attack a train full of passengers knowing they won’t be touched by criminal law,” he said. “They are laughing at the government and


ACT will pay reparations to victims immediately and in full

BY David Seymour at 15 September, 2017


Victims of crime will receive their owed reparation payments immediately and in full under ACT’s new justice policy, Party Leader David Seymour announced today.

“Ministry of Justice figures show that criminals who owe millions of dollars in reparations routinely ignore court orders to make even the smallest payments to their victims. In February 2017 accumulated reparation debts equalled $122 million. In 2016 courts ordered $30.4 million dollars of reparations, with only $23.3 million being paid.

“The


Youth justice facilities should expand – and educate

BY David Seymour at 13 September, 2017


ACT Leader David Seymour has announced Part 2 of ACT’s youth justice policy – boosting youth justice penalties and facilities while also promoting education for young offenders.

“This continues ACT’s determination to be both tough and smart on crime,” says Mr Seymour. “First we need to protect innocent New Zealanders. Then we need to ensure young offenders gain the skills needed to lead peaceful and productive lives.”

ACT would increase the period that young people


Parents must face responsibility for truancy and youth offending

BY David Seymour at 12 September, 2017


Parents will face stronger consequences for their children’s truancy and offending under ACT’s youth justice policy.

“School attendance is key to educational achievement and ultimately peaceful and productive lives,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Truancy, however, has been linked by police to increasingly serious and violent crimes.

“On an average day, 34,000 children are absent without justification. That’s a truancy rate of 4.5%. Truancy rates are even higher at low-decile schools.

“It is parents’ responsibility