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.


Labour Inspectorate has serious grounds to investigate Labour Party

BY David Seymour at 23 June, 2017


By the explicit standards of the Labour Inspectorate, the Labour Party has taken advantage of migrant workers, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“By calling its workers volunteers, when they were actually full time workers paid in shoddy accommodation, Labour’s actions reflect the treatment of travelling workers by the accommodation industry, which was slammed by the Labour Inspectorate last year,” says Mr Seymour.

From the NZ Herald, December 2016:

“Businesses cannot evade their obligations


Immigration New Zealand must investigate hypocritical Labour Party

BY David Seymour at 22 June, 2017


ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on Immigration New Zealand to investigate the Labour Party’s campaign sweat shop filled with immigrant labour, after revelations the party has 85 students living in slum conditions working on its campaign.

“I cannot believe the Labour Party’s do as we say, not as we do attitude. This is a new low for hypocrisy, even for them.

“It’s everything people hate about politics, people saying things they clearly don’t believe


Seymour to fight hazardous Labour crackdown from Ground Zero

BY David Seymour at 12 June, 2017


ACT Leader David Seymour will publicly meet with residents, staff, and management of an Auckland care home that will be hard-hit by Labour’s proposed immigration crackdowns. He and the manager of the facility will then address media.


Let’s debate immigration without bashing immigrants

BY David Seymour at 7 May, 2017


NZ needs a conversation about immigration without the immigrant-bashing, says ACT Leader David Seymour in response to Winston Peters’ appearance on Q and A this morning.

“Attacking the New Zealand Initiative’s report based on the fact some of its authors were immigrants is just a convenient way of ignoring its key points, such as the fact that the average immigrant pays far more in tax than the average non-immigrant.

“Winston Peters’ argument is self-defeating