Submissions Close on End of Life Choice Tuesday 6 March

BY ACT at 2 March, 2018


 

The chance for New Zealanders to submit their opinions on the End of Life Choice Bill closes midnight on Tuesday 6 March.

 

“Over 14,000 submissions have been received by Parliament’s Justice Committee with four more days to go,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“I’d encourage anyone thinking about writing a submission to do so this weekend and not miss the chance to have their voice heard by the Justice Committee.”

 

“I’d also


#MyLifeMyChoice Campaign Goes Live

BY ACT at 22 February, 2018


 

ACT Leader David Seymour today launched a series of videos that will feature in a social media campaign for the End of Life Choice Bill.

 

“The #MyLifeMyChoice campaign will highlight the personal stories of Kiwis suffering with terminal illness”, says Mr Seymour.

 

“New Zealanders will be moved by the courage and determination of Bobbie Carroll, David Seymour (not the MP), and Rachel Rijpma. I certainly was.

 

“The goal of this campaign


Free Press Monday 18 February 2018

BY ACT at 20 February, 2018


Last Week in Parliament

The Government continued to roll out unimaginative and damaging legislation. The bill to abolish Partnership Schools shows a Government with no vision other than ideological utu and union payback. David Seymour ripped into them here. Jacinda Ardern’s pet project of Child Poverty Reduction is not about child poverty but measuring differences in income. Here is Seymour on the bill.

Government in Trouble on Partnership Schools

Even students think student


Austen Case Shows We Need End of Life Choice

BY ACT at 15 February, 2018


 

“The trial of Susan Austen shows New Zealand needs an assisted dying law with carefully designed safeguards”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“While the person Ms Austen is accused of assisting to die would not have been eligible under my End of Life Choice Bill, the case reminds us that between 5 and 8 percent of suicides are by people who are dying and want to take control of the end of their life.


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