Nats’ fuel tax bill should go further

BY ACT at 3 September, 2018


The National Party’s bill scrap Labour’s regional fuel tax is positive but needs to go further, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“ACT welcomes National’s commitment to lower taxes, but they should also take up a couple of other suggestions.


“Auckland desperately needs road pricing which has helped to reduce congestion in London, Stockholm, and Singapore by 20 per cent.


“Other businesses – airlines and accommodation, for example – adjust their prices

What will more bureaucracy achieve?

BY ACT at 18 August, 2018


“A new Government agency will just add to an alphabet soup of departments responsible for delivering infrastructure”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“If a new infrastructure agency is needed then what are the New Zealand Transport Agency, the Ministry of Transport, Local Government, and the Treasury’s National Infrastructure Unit for?


“The fact is the Government has no idea what to do, so creating more bureaucracy gives the impression it is doing something.

Boardroom survey gives big tick to ACT’s GST policy

BY David Seymour at 12 September, 2017

The Herald’s Mood of the Boardroom survey endorses ACT’s strong focus on infrastructure, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

ACT will boost infrastructure in productive Queenstown

BY David Seymour at 13 July, 2017

Only ACT has a clear policy to get Queenstown infrastructure caught up with the enormous pressure it faces, says ACT Leader David Seymour as he visits the town today.

“Tourism-heavy regions like Otago are disproportionately short on infrastructure, despite the huge tax dividends they’re passing to central government,” says Mr Seymour.

Building consents should mean funding for local infrastructure

BY David Seymour at 28 April, 2017

ACT would allow local councils to collect an extra $150 million for infrastructure based on March’s consenting figures, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“ACT’s housing policy would see local councils collect half the GST from building in their area, for use on infrastructure. This means March’s $2 billion in new consents would signal an extra $150 million for roads, public transport, stormwater, and so on – all of which are desperately needed with new homes.