Bridges must commit to rolling back fuel taxes

BY ACT at 10 April, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges must publicly commit to rolling back Labour’s increased fuel taxes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The National Party is running a campaign to ‘stop the fuel tax’ while its leader is unwilling to say whether he will scrap them.

 

“National Party under Simon Bridges believes it can return to Government by presenting itself as a more competent version of Labour. It has lost track of what it stands for.

 


The report the Government didn’t want you to see

BY ACT at 9 April, 2018


 

“Chris Hipkins has tried to avoid any scrutiny of the final Partnership Schools report by performing a classic ‘Friday news dump’”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The Government didn’t want anyone to see this report from independent consultants Martin Jenkins because it paints a glowing picture of the Partnership School model.

 

“If the report has found that Partnership Schools were failing, Chris Hipkins would be shouting it from the rooftops.

 

“Instead,


Twyford’s state homes cost 7x more to maintain

BY ACT at 7 April, 2018


 

“Phil Twyford is spending seven times more than a private landlord in maintaining his stock of government-owned houses”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Twyford must transfer this massive liability off the government’s books by privatising all state houses and subsidising the rent of those people who truly need it.

 

“TVNZ revealed this week that the Government spends $474 million maintaining state homes. That is over $7500 a year for each state house owned


Tax Working Group to write Labour election policy

BY ACT at 5 April, 2018


 

“It’s now clear that the real task of the taxpayer-funded Tax Working Group is to write the Labour Party’s 2020 election tax policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Last month, former Labour Party Deputy Leader Michael Cullen floated eight new taxes or types of tax: a financial transactions tax, a wealth tax, an equalisation tax, a capital gains tax, a land tax, a progressive company tax, environmental taxes and behavioural taxes.

 

“Today in Parliament, the Associate


Govt’s botched handling of charters continues

BY ACT at 3 April, 2018


 

“Revelations that the Government’s utu against charter schools may cost taxpayers $20 million show how badly Chris Hipkins has handled them,” says ACT Leader David Seymour, who was responsible for charter schools as Under-Secretary in the previous Government.

 

“The schools were contracted to deliver a service, with compensation for reasonable costs if those contracts were terminated early. The 16 contracted schools can each claim up to $1 million in compensation for committed costs, while