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


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.