Nutty plastic bag ban killing jobs

BY ACT at 16 August, 2018


“The Greens’ nutty ban on single-use plastic bags has claimed its first victim”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


Stuff has reported that Porirua-based Kiwi Plastics is set to close its doors at the end of the year, putting its workers out of a job.


“The policy of banning single-use plastic bags is lose-lose.


“It will lead to worse economic outcomes: jobs lost, poorer Kiwis having to buy higher-cost bags, and less

Virtue-signalling Greens punish consumers, hurt environment

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


“The Green Party’s ban on plastic bags will punish responsible consumers and may produce worse environmental outcomes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Plastic waste gets into the environment as it’s collected and transported to landfills. This isn’t the fault of Kiwis who find plastic bags easy and convenient and dispose of them responsibly.


“In a classic case of unintended consequences, Greenpeace has warned that a plastic bag ban may result in worse

Transparency needed on Zero Carbon Act costs

BY ACT at 9 June, 2018


“The Government must be open and transparent with New Zealanders about the additional costs they will face under its proposed Zero Carbon Act, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“It has been far from up front about the consequences of its offshore oil and gas exploration ban.


“The Zero Carbon Act discussion document released today outlined a number of scenarios, some of which see households faced with massive costs.


NZIER modelled economic

Does Govt know cost of Zero Carbon Act?

BY ACT at 9 June, 2018


The Government may have repeated its oil and gas debacle by signing up to a radical target without considering the consequences, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Documents released under the OIA show that, when the Government committed to a net zero carbon goal in 2017, it did not know the impact the target would have on the economy.


“The Government was told that its 2050 target will require a ‘fundamental economic shift’.

Greenpeace ban would be lose-lose

BY ACT at 19 March, 2018


“A ban on oil and gas exploration as proposed by Greenpeace would put 11,000 jobs at risk and could harm the environment”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


The oil and gas industry creates thousands of jobs, contributes $2.5 billion to the New Zealand economy and $500 million to the Government in royalties each year.


“Not only would a ban on exploration make us poorer as a country, it would drive production of