Winston Peters is an old-fashioned racist

BY David Seymour at 26 April, 2017


ACT Leader David Seymour has responded to Winston Peters’ decision to bring journalists’ race into the immigration debate:

“Who cares if the journalists are Asian, or immigrants? Winston Peters could have just focused on the content of their article, but instead he brought race into it. Nothing’s changed: he’s an old-fashioned racist.


Immigration tinkering is hopeless – focus on building

BY David Seymour at 26 April, 2017


New immigration figures show that politicians should focus on actually getting houses and infrastructure built, instead of making farcical immigration promises, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Tinkering with immigration has not and will not stop our population from growing. Even as National cracks down on working visa migrants, ASB says total immigration will remain at the same level going into 2018.

“The opposition’s answer is to just cut immigration even further. But who will they cut? According to data released today, 8799 arrivals in the last year were for immigrants working in construction-related roles [see attached]. How many of these will Labour, New Zealand First, and the Greens cut? Do they realise we desperately need more workers to build more houses?


Public interest outweighs privacy in Ali Akbari case

BY David Seymour at 24 April, 2017


“The non deportation of twice-convicted sex offender Sultan Ali Abdul Ali Akbari must be explained to maintain public confidence in our immigration system,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


Anti-immigration arguments keep getting more farcical

BY David Seymour at 21 April, 2017


Senior politicians are asking New Zealanders to take their absolutely farcical immigration policies seriously.

“By attempting to get tough on immigration, National has sparked a populist bidding war in which facts are completely ignored,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“There are areas where we need to tighten up immigration rules. But slashing immigration by tens of thousands is simply impossible – the numbers just don’t add up.

“Andrew Little wants to reduce immigration by up


Immigration restrictions miss the point, twice

BY David Seymour at 19 April, 2017


ACT Leader David Seymour says new immigration restrictions target the wrong people and show the government is getting desperate about housing.

Targeting taxpayers:

“The Minister of Immigration wants to tighten up rules for people coming to work in New Zealand. But ACT says that people coming here to work and pay tax are not the problem.

“Taxpayers are great. The problem is people who come to this country and rip off taxpayers. It’s people who