Oil and gas changes show Govt’s brazen arrogance

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


 

“The Government has shown breathtaking arrogance by keeping the oil and gas industry in the dark over changes to the sector”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Fronting media today, it was abundantly clear that the Government hadn’t consulted the industry on the changes.

 

“The Government has set up about 40 reviews, working groups, or panels, and yet it appears unwilling to consult those who disagree with them on policy.

 

“This is an


Ending offshore exploration is lose-lose

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


 

“The Government’s decision to end offshore oil and gas exploration will 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 will this policy make us poorer as a country, it will drive production of oil and gas


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


Greens Have Left Principles at the Beehive Door

BY ACT at 29 November, 2017


 

“Green Minister Eugenie Sage has forgotten her commitment to natural justice and due process when making the newly-announced restrictions on foreign investment retrospective,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. The Land Information Minister’s new foreign investment directive will mean the Government is shifting the goalposts on applicants who applied under the old rules, a clear violation of the principles of natural justice.“This from a Minister who, when in Opposition, railed against the then-Government’s attempts to subvert


Just how far did Metiria go?

BY David Seymour at 9 August, 2017


Metiria Turei’s admission that she was maximising her own profits at the expense of taxpayers and her family shows that there is more she’s hiding, says ACT Leader David Seymour.