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

National’s inaction on water helps Labour whack farmers

BY ACT at 10 August, 2017

National’s weakness and inaction on water has allowed Labour to fill a political void, whacking farmers and growers while they’re at it, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“National could have pre-empted Labour’s announcement with a water policy that protected both the environment and farmers. Instead, their complacency has led to farmers being threatened with punitive, politically-determined charges that will flow on to consumers too.

“National needs to move away from first-come first-served water use to a

ACT will bring back the birdsong

BY David Seymour at 31 May, 2017

ACT has joined the Environment Commissioner’s call to save our native birds, and has proposed a policy to do just that.

“Anyone can set a goal of eradicating pests. But when it’s a goal for 2050, it’s unenforceable and largely meaningless,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The Commissioner says the Government lacks a plan of action. ACT has such a plan.