Labour set to kill GDP growth with immigration cuts

BY David Seymour at 25 July, 2017


“On immigration, Labour is even more confused than National,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Labour has constantly stated that New Zealand’s high GDP growth is caused by immigration. Now their fiscal plan depends on this growth rate continuing, despite their plan to cut immigration by up to 30,000 people.


Boris Johnson, embrace free movement between NZ, Australia, UK, and Canada

BY David Seymour at 25 July, 2017


As British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson winds up his visit, ACT Leader David Seymour is renewing calls for the introduction of a free movement zone between New Zealand and historic allies Australia, Britain, and Canada.

“In a joint statement today, Gerry Brownlee and Boris Johnson said ‘Our two countries enjoy and promote shared values – open, liberal markets, peace and security, human rights, democracy and respect for international norms.’

“This holds true for Australia and


ACT is the voice of consistency amidst immigration hysteria

BY ACT at 24 July, 2017


National’s latest u-turn shows that ACT is the only voice of calm on immigration, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Every party has gone haywire over immigration: National flip-flops, the Greens u-turn on their anti-immigration statements, and Winston Peters changes his stance depending on who he’s talking to.

“The Trump-wannabes have caused a populist bidding war over immigration cuts, creating serious uncertainty for businesses that rely on migrant labour.

“Now National has experienced


Labour’s Coalition immigration cuts lethal to New Zealand’s economy

BY David Seymour at 14 July, 2017


Infometrics Chief forecaster, Gareth Kiernan, announced today that a dramatic slash to immigration would have a lethal impact on the New Zealand economy.

“Labour’s chaotic coalition and their proposed policies to cut immigration would decimate the economy,” said ACT Leader David Seymour. “These immigration cuts would annihilate business, impact GDP and inflation while leaving the consumers to burden the higher costs.


Greens duplicitous on immigration

BY David Seymour at 3 July, 2017


The Greens’ u-turn on immigration is an extraordinary display of inconsistency, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“If the Greens thought their anti-immigration position was sensible last year, why isn’t it sensible this year? This u-turn is a display of, at best, intellectual inconsistency, or worse, duplicity.