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

Seymour responds to Prime Minister

BY David Seymour at 24 August, 2017

ACT Leader David Seymour responds to criticism from the Prime Minister:

If Richard Prosser is a F***ing Idiot then Winston Peters is a F***ing Liar

BY David Seymour at 23 August, 2017

ACT has made Winston Peters back down on New Zealand First’s plans to confiscate New Zealanders’ investments in the sharemarket and Kiwisaver, ACT Leader David Seymour says. But Peters lied about his party’s policies as he wriggled off the hook.

“Richard Prosser warned shareholders in energy companies to sell their shares now before New Zealand First compulsorily acquired them for a massively discounted rate in a confiscation of private property. New Zealand First’s nationalization