Business Advisory Council is just “suitwashing”

BY ACT at 28 August, 2018


“The Prime Minister’s creation of a Business Advisory Council creates a showdown between her Government’s stated agenda and the views of the business community”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Either the Government must listen to the private sector and back down on its damaging policy agenda, or they are simply using this advisory group as a PR exercise.


“The Prime Minister said just this morning that if we want to know her

Welcome back, Jacinda – you own the economy now

BY ACT at 1 August, 2018


“The Prime Minister will return to work tomorrow to inherit a flagging economy of her Government’s making”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“All signs point to an economy which is about to stall, with business confidence in free fall and unemployment now ticking up.


“This should come as no surprise: the Government has signalled higher taxes, and poor quality spending and regulation.


“The Prime Minister and her team should be focussed

Five Takeaways from Grant Robertson’s Big Speech

BY ACT at 1 December, 2017


Pessimism about the economy 


The Finance Minister confirmed that bank economists were warning of dark clouds approaching the New Zealand economy.


Business confidence has fallen to an 8-year low on the back of uncertainty over the new Government’s quixotic schemes.


Paying lip-service to fiscal discipline


In front of a business crowd, Robertson hit the right notes by talking about getting “value for money”.


ACT is deeply sceptical.


11 per cent mortgage rates again?

BY David Seymour at 12 October, 2017

New Zealanders may pay a much higher price than they imagined if the last two times New Zealand First held the balance of power are any indication.

“The last two times that Winston Peters held the balance of power, mortgage rates hit eleven per cent and the country went into recession. It wasn’t a coincidence,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The mechanism by which Mr Peters pushes up mortgage rates is unhinged Government spending demands.

NZ First admits ACT foiled its Kiwisaver theft plans

BY David Seymour at 22 September, 2017

NZ First candidate Richard Prosser has admitted today that he and Winston Peters planned to nationalise the assets of New Zealander’s Kiwisaver schemes, until their scheme was called out by ACT leader David Seymour.

“Winston Peters can’t be trusted in government,” Mr Seymour said. “He only abandoned his North Korean nationalisation plans when ACT challenged him in public. What else is he planning?”

“Neither of the major parties can be trusted to hold Mr