Compassion and Choice – Free Press Monday 4 December 2017

BY ACT at 5 December, 2017


Most Widely Read Ever

Website statistics show that last week’s Free Press was the most widely read ever. You can still read it here. We blew the lid off the ‘sealed section’ of the Labour-New Zealand First coalition agreement, showing why they don’t want it revealed. It is a series of patronage opportunities that keep Winston Peters in control of his own party and well supplied with people who fawn over him generally.

No Denial,


To the Socialists of All Parties -Free Press Monday 20 November

BY ACT at 20 November, 2017


 

The Road to Serfdom

Mugabe’s (and, more importantly, the people of Zimbabwe’s) demise reminds us of F.A. Hayek’s classic work The Road to Serfdom. Hayek maps out how government ownership of private property begets government control of all our lives, and only the nastiest among us have the desire and ruthlessness to run such all-powerful governments. You won’t hear it from the mainstream media, but Zimbabwe, Venezuela, and North Korea all have one thing


Labour’s “Great Loosening” -Free Press Monday 13 November 2017

BY ACT at 13 November, 2017


Totally Crooked

The revelation that Winston Peters filed court proceedings against Bill English and Paula Bennett at 4:59pm on the eve of the election makes a farce of his coalition negotiations with National. The decision was made as soon as the special votes gave Lab-Gre-NZF a comfortable three vote margin. Free Press (almost) feels sorry for all those who voted for and even made large donations (when will they be declared?) to New Zealand First


Free Press -Parliamageddon

BY ACT at 6 November, 2017


They’re at it Again

Remember the Electoral Finance Act? This assault on democracy was the Clark Government’s epitaph (ACT’s John Boscawen helped it into its grave with enormous Queen St Marches for Democracy). Well, the Labour party are attacking democracy again.

In Over His Head

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is already overloaded. Not only is he the Education Minister but also the Leader of the House, a position usually held by a big gun like


Free Press – 9/10/2017

BY ACT at 9 October, 2017


A Big Thank You This fortnight we are touring the country. Our members, supporters, candidates and donors who put so much into ACT’s campaign deserve thanks. By the numbers, we stood 41 candidates, delivered 580,000 addressed direct mail letters to the letterbox, raised over $850,000 and reached 400,000 people per week on social media. ACT now remains one of only five parties in parliament.

So, What Happened? Even opponents accept that we ran a technically