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


Government begins killing 3000 jobs this weekend

BY ACT at 29 March, 2018


 

“By increasing the minimum wage to $16.50 an hour, the Government is condemning 3000 young, unskilled workers to the scrapheap”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

Official analysis by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment shows the ‘restraint on employment’ as a result of the minimum wage hike could be about 3000 jobs.

 

“In a classic example of good intentions and poor results, some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable workers will