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


Free Press – 30/01/2017

BY ACT at 30 January, 2017


The Election is No Longer Next Year That was our first thought on January 1st: election 2017 is upon us. ACT is better positioned than it has been for a decade. On the other hand, this will be the most fluid election since the pre-Key era (more on that below). Continued rational economic policy, let alone positive reform, will depend on ACT’s success.

Simple Formula There is much confusion about how MMP works. First things


Free Press 30/01/2015

BY ACT at 30 January, 2017


A New Beginning This month is an inflection point. It begins a political year and a parliamentary term. From a front row seat in parliament, we rate the parties’ chances.

Still Scared of the Big Bad Ruth Prime Minister John Key has won three elections. 58 seats, 59 seats, 60 seats. What a politician. Where are the policies? Last year we told the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister that Ruth Richardson has accepted a


Free Press – 19/12/2016

BY ACT at 19 December, 2016


Free Advice This week, in the spirit of Christmas, the Free Press is giving free advice to new Ministers. How would their jobs be different if ACT had more influence on the direction of the Government? We sketch out some draft agendas below. We’ll be taking a short break before returning in the new year.

Prime Minister Bill English (National Security and Intelligence, Ministerial Services) Appoint fewer Ministers to fewer portfolios.  It is difficult to