Free Press Monday 26 March -A Popular ACT Policy

BY ACT at 27 March, 2018


TAX, TAX, TAX

The Government’s legislation of a fuel tax in Auckland continues its weird habit of punishing the poorest New Zealanders. Just like Tobacco Taxes and Fees Free tertiary education, this policy is highly regressive. Poorer New Zealanders live further out so have longer commutes, drive older cars that use more fuel, and earn less income to cover fuel taxes with. They will be hurt by the Government that was supposed to help them.


New Zealanders deserve honest appraisal of Government housing failure

BY ACT at 25 March, 2018


 

“New Zealanders deserve better than Phil Twyford’s ideological comments this morning on Q+A about a ‘market failure’ in housing”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The Government’s own officials have said that, in Auckland, land use regulation could be responsible for up to 56 per cent, or $530,000, of the cost of an average home.

 

“ACT has revealed from Written Parliamentary Questions that Cabinet hasn’t even decided whether to consider reviewing the Resource Management


Phil ‘All Talk’ Twyford Should Get Off Twitter and Replace RMA

BY ACT at 12 March, 2018


 

“Phil Twyford needs to end his petty Twitter spat with Judith Collins and team up with Environment Minister David Parker to replace the Resource Management Act”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“While Phil and Judith are trading insults online, Kiwis are hurting big time.

 

ACT can reveal from Written Parliamentary Questions that Cabinet hasn’t even decided whether to think about the RMA, after more than four months in the Beehive.

 

“Twyford and


Free Press Monday 5 March Overseas Investment Act Disaster

BY ACT at 6 March, 2018


The New Government’s Worst Legislation So Far

Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee sat for most of last week, including all day Friday in Auckland. We’re not complaining, but the reason is interesting. The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill has received 220 submissions, mostly very substantial and from the business community, who are outraged at this bill.

What it Does

Currently, any overseas person or organization with more than 25 per cent overseas ownership has to jump


Twyford Fiddles While Rome Burns

BY ACT at 15 February, 2018


 

“While the Government has managed to roll out feel-good housing policies, Cabinet has not yet bothered to consider the biggest roadblock to more housing: the Resource Management Act”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“A housing “stocktake” and a xenophobic foreign house-buyer ban will do nothing to help the private sector build more houses.

 

“Cities around the world with expensive housing all have one factor in common: tight land use regulation. The RMA achieves