Free Press – 20/03/2017

BY ACT at 20 March, 2017


RMA SCHEMOZZLE CONTINUES

The Resource Management Legislation has hit the wall, with the Māori Party severely overplaying their hand. They are continuing to wag the dog even after securing major concessions that make the reforms tepid at best and separatist at worst. Rural New Zealand is in revolt, if our email inbox is anything to go by.


Free Press – 13/03/2017

BY ACT at 13 March, 2017


ACT SETS THE AGENDA
ACT set the Superannuation agenda this week. The news from Tuesday seized on our message of intergenerational fairness, specifically the observation that National’s delay in raising the age of entitlement to 67 would cost $58 billion, mostly to be paid in taxes by millennials. The response throughout the week has been strong and supportive, most noticeably at the packed University of Auckland debate hosted by Patrick Gower.


Free Press – 6/03/2016

BY ACT at 6 March, 2017


POOR SCRIPT WRITERS

Free Press has been feeling for the script writers at the popular Netflix series House of Cards. Their premise is a ruthless President who will break any rule to obtain and retain power, but how will they write anything better than Fox News or CNN in 2017?

TAKING THE PROVERBIAL?

Meanwhile, closer to home. Satirists couldn’t have captured a meandering risk averse government better than today’s real life announcement on Superannuation. The Government knows that making Superannuation sustainable is an issue, and it runs deep because it’s about fairness among generations. Their announcement that they will deal to the problem starting in 2037 is dumbfounding.


Free Press – 28/02/2017

BY ACT at 28 February, 2017


A big thank you to all of those who came to ACT’s annual conference. It was well attended, vibrant, and another big success for the party. Mike Williams, Leonie Freeman, and Eric Crampton gave superb presentations. Special thanks to the conference organisers who made it go off like clockwork. David Seymour’s big policy reveal has sparked ongoing discussion.


Free Press – 20/02/2017

BY David Seymour at 20 February, 2017


Bumper Conference ACT is on the march and looking forward to our election year conference this Saturday at Orakei Bay. If you have been putting it off, it is not too late to register here. Not only will you be showing your support for ACT’s revival, but the program is filled with excellent speakers, entertainment, and don’t forget food.

The Program See full details here, but speakers include Leonie Freeman of