Seymour to Veto Olympic Debate in Tit for Tat over South Africa

BY ACT at 1 March, 2018


“Parliament’s priorities are seriously warped as it seeks to congratulate our Winter Olympians while ignoring the fact that South Africa’s new president wishes to steal white farmers’ land”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 


Seymour has told other parties he will object to a snap debate to congratulate Olympians after Labour and New Zealand First said they would veto Seymour’s proposed motion condemning the South African legislation to expropriate white people’s land.


The South African National Assembly has

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.