Our nuclear-free moment? Or business as usual?

BY ACT at 23 April, 2018


Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods will today travel to Taranaki to talk to those affected by her Government’s oil and gas decision.


The Government’s messages have been either contradictory or dishonest.


“The Government is talking out both sides of its mouth”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“On the one hand, we have Jacinda Ardern selling this decision in London and Paris as her generation’s ‘nuclear-free moment’.


“But on the

Govt incompetence could lead to Waitangi Tribunal

BY ACT at 23 April, 2018


The Government has handled charter schools so incompetently it could be facing an adverse Waitangi Tribunal finding.


It was revealed this morning that charter school charity E Tipu e Rea is considering lodging an application with the Waitangi Tribunal over the Government’s plans to shut the schools.


“Labour considers itself to have a special relationship with Māori. But as a result of its brazen arrogance and astonishing incompetence, the Government faces the

Oil and gas changes show Govt’s brazen arrogance

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


“The Government has shown breathtaking arrogance by keeping the oil and gas industry in the dark over changes to the sector”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Fronting media today, it was abundantly clear that the Government hadn’t consulted the industry on the changes.


“The Government has set up about 40 reviews, working groups, or panels, and yet it appears unwilling to consult those who disagree with them on policy.


“This is an

Ending offshore exploration is lose-lose

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


“The Government’s decision to end offshore oil and gas exploration will put 11,000 jobs at risk and could harm the environment”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The oil and gas industry creates thousands of jobs, contributes $2.5 billion to the New Zealand economy and $500 million to the Government in royalties each year.


“Not only will this policy make us poorer as a country, it will drive production of oil and gas

New report shows Govt must listen to kids on charter schools

BY ACT at 11 April, 2018


“A new report by the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group reinforces the fact that the Government must consider the views of children before closing charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“‘Getting It Right: Building Blocks‘ focuses on the factors that are needed for childrens’ success, including supporting their participation in decisions that affect them.


“Will Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins take the advice of these experts and listen to the kids?


“The final