Government’s Fees-Free Policy Will Widen Educational Inequality

BY ACT at 5 December, 2017


“Labour will tax hardworking New Zealanders to fund university for students that come from disproportionately upper and middle class families,” says ACT leader David Seymour.   “With $3 billion in new spending, and a plan to scrap Partnership Schools, this Government will widen the gap between those that are failed by our state schools and don’t make it to university, and those who have many choices available to them.   “Only 8% of kids that leave


Labour’s Stealthy Land Tax

BY ACT at 29 November, 2017


“The Government’s directive to further restrict the sale of land to overseas investors will wipe millions off working farmers’ hard earned wealth,” says ACT leader David Seymour.

“It’s an outrage that small family-owned farms of only five hectares will see thousands shaved off their land value and our Government punishing Kiwi farmers for their hard work. It’s a stealthy land tax by Labour.

“The Government shouldn’t be getting in the way of a willing buyer


New Zealand’s first amateur finance minister?

BY David Seymour at 14 September, 2017


“A policy backdown of this scale nine days out from an election is astounding,” says ACT Leader David Seymour in response to Labour’s urgent, last minute press conference on tax policy.


Labour’s civics classes: dodgy dodgy dodgy

BY David Seymour at 14 August, 2017


Labour’s civics classes risk turning into political indoctrination sessions, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


Little’s resignation opens door for chaos

BY David Seymour at 1 August, 2017


“To resign as party leader less than two months before an election requires enormous courage,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I disagree with Andrew on many things, but he has more honesty and integrity than others on the Left. These qualities were on display today.

“What this means now is even more uncertainty over what a Labour-led government would look like. With Labour in chaos, and with an inexperienced leader, Winston Peters and the Greens