The Government’s $3 Billion Dollar Income Tax Surprise

BY ACT at 8 November, 2017


Speech to House of Representatives, Address in Reply Debate

Mr Speaker,

I rise on behalf of the ACT Party in reply to the Governor General’s Speech.

Mr Speaker, we have seen the birth of E! Channel politics in New Zealand. The Prime Minister’s delivery was the best I have seen in this house. What a pity about the substance.

The substance is elsewhere. We have just seen one doddery man whose own electorate voted him


Adjournment Debate 2016

BY David Seymour at 14 December, 2016


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): I am sorry; I was going to bring my performing caucus but we had a little bit of a problem at the last election, which we are hoping to rectify quite soon. It is always very difficult to follow the performance of the Māori Party in the adjournment debate, but congratulations to them.

I would like to thank a bunch of people: first and foremost the people of the suburbs


Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill

BY David Seymour at 7 December, 2016


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): What a dark and sad day to have this bill before the House on a members’ day when there are so many other worthwhile things that could be debated. On behalf of the ACT Party I rise in opposition to this Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill. This is an example of why politicians are so poorly trusted and have such a bad reputation in our community—worse, almost,


General Debate

BY ACT at 2 November, 2016


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): An issue that I hear about frequently in the Epsom electorate, in Auckland, and up and down New Zealand, is not, oddly enough, the Saudi sheep deal. What I do hear about from people with increasing frequency is that they are anxious about inequality and anxious about the levels of immigration, and they tie the two issues together at one nexus, which is the housing market, particularly in Auckland and particularly


Adjournment Debate

BY David Seymour at 10 December, 2015


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): What a year. I would like to thank the people of the Epsom electorate. The people of the communities of Epsom —indeed, in Parnell and Remuera —it is an honour and a pleasure to represent you, and I never forget who put me here, so thank you very much. I would like to thank the ACT Party. I would like to thank the board, the members, and the volunteers, because the ACT