Free Press 4/05/2015

BY ACT at 4 May, 2015


Cycleways Appearing on the Paul Henry show this morning talking about cycleways, Green MP Julie Ann Genter claimed the Greens had achieved more spending than any of National’s confidence and supply partners. We love cycleways too. They are one of the more successful small-scale initiatives of the past few years. But doesn’t the comment speak volumes? Success in politics is all about grabbing the most money taken from taxpayers and spending it? That’s not a


Free Press 28/04/2015

BY ACT at 28 April, 2015


A Programme of Phased Cuts in Company Tax Over-taxing mobile capital is not a good idea – not if you want jobs and higher wages anyway. Last week the ACT Leader announced a plan for a programme of phased reductions in the company tax rate, with one percentage point per year reductions in the company tax rate for eight years, to a target of 20%. He said Budget 2015 should be signalling continuous improvement in


Free Press 20/04/2015

BY ACT at 20 April, 2015


Sharing Economy to be worth $335 Billion. Price Waterhouse Coopers project that the sharing economy, Uber, Air BnB, Chariot and the like, will be worth $335 billion worldwide by 2025. Long term surveys show people are becoming less trusting, while increasingly using sharing apps where trustworthiness is recorded over successive transactions.  Technology is complimenting free market activity and reducing the need for government regulation. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11434321 

Markets of Virtue It is popular to decry market


Free Press 13/04/2015

BY ACT at 13 April, 2015


It’s Catching Vernon Small of the Dom Post says ACT’s call to index tax brackets to inflation is a ‘canny policy.’ The only real downside? “Let’s face it, when it comes to vote-harvesting, drip fed tax cuts will never beat a multi-billion dollar election year tax package.”  That people will keep their own money without having to wait for an election lottery is actually another reason to support the policy.

Defending John Campbell Tribal


Free Press 7/04/2015

BY ACT at 7 April, 2015


Outstanding Performance Over the weekend, David Seymour used an interview on TVNZ’s Q+A to outline ACT’s relevance.  Correspondence has poured in saying it is his best performance yet. It’s still online here.

The Real Outcome of Northland You’ve heard it before, but a point worth repeating from Q+A: By refusing to compete in the heartland provincial seat of Northland, Labour’s Andrew Little ceased being the prime opposition leader. Winston Peters destroyed Bolger and