Free Press Monday 29 January 2018

BY ACT at 5 February, 2018

We’re Back

Free Press would like to welcome all our readers for another year. 2018 will bring a major private members bill, a surprise or two, and a rebuilt and retooled party to launch. Strap yourself in and hold on for the ride.

EoLC Submissions Close February 20

The End of Life Choice Bill is before the Justice Select Committee who are taking submissions. If you’d like to show your support for the bill, it

Public Submissions Open for End of Life Choice

BY ACT at 15 December, 2017

It’s time to have your say on the End of Life Choice Bill.


New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, living here or overseas, are now able to submit their stories and opinions on assisted dying and the End of Life Choice Bill to Parliament’s Justice Committee.


“75% of New Zealanders agree that our laws on assisted dying need to change,” says ACT leader David Seymour.


“I called for the Select Committee stage of my

MPs Vote for Choice and Compassion

BY ACT at 14 December, 2017


“Tonight, Parliament has taken a big first step towards providing choice and compassion for those suffering intolerably with a terminal illness”, ACT Leader David Seymour says.


“I welcome my parliamentary colleagues voting for my End of Life Choice Bill by 76 to 44.


“The Bill will now go to select committee where it will be examined in detail and where New Zealanders will be able to have their say on the issue.

Aussie Voters Seek to Deny Kiwis a Choice

BY ACT at 14 December, 2017


“Australian opponents of assisted dying are seeking to undermine the democratic process here in New Zealand”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“This afternoon, I was shown an email from Right to Life Australia which urged their supporters to contact New Zealand Members of Parliament telling them to vote against my End of Life Choice Bill.


“MPs will have received many emails from opponents of my Bill. They now need to ask themselves

End of Life Choice Bill heads to Christchurch

BY ACT at 6 December, 2017

ACT leader David Seymour will be in Christchurch to hear the views of New Zealanders on assisted dying and is encouraging them to contact local MPs with their support.


“We’ve sent out 20,000 letters which have arrived in Christchurch letterboxes this week regarding my End of Life Choice Bill,” says ACT leader David Seymour.


“This Bill is about providing people with choice and compassion. It’s important that on a conscience vote like assisted