How Much Was Spent Telling Us We Enjoy Sport?

BY ACT at 17 March, 2018


 

“Sport Minister Grant Robertson needs to reveal how much taxpayer money was spent on research that shows Kiwis ‘value’ sport”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The only remarkable thing about this report is that a group of bureaucrats and politicians believed they needed to spend money finding out that physical activity has social and health benefits.

 

“No New Zealander will be surprised to learn any of the following:

 

“…New Zealanders see value in


ACT Forces Tobacco Tax Backdown

BY ACT at 15 March, 2018


 

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Associate Health Minister’s backdown on tobacco taxes.

 

“Just two weeks ago, Jenny Salesa was neglecting her basic ministerial duties by not answering written parliamentary questions on tobacco taxes. I had to highlight this in a press release in order to get some answers.

 

“She eventually answered by saying she didn’t believe smokers were paying too much tax, she hadn’t asked for advice on


Young Labour Incident: Has Obstruction of Justice Taken Place?

BY ACT at 15 March, 2018


 

The Labour Party has relied on reviews for every real and imagined problem it faces, from housing to education to mental health, however using a review to duck responsibility for the Young Labour scandal is a new low. The questions it needs to ask are actually very simple ones:

 

Who knew about the alleged incidents that took place at the Young Labour camp and when did they know them?

 

Did they follow


Labour Must Refer Youth Wing Incident to Police

BY ACT at 14 March, 2018


 

ACT Leader David Seymour has challenged the Labour Party to refer allegations that minors were drinking alcohol at a Young Labour camp to Police.

 

Section 241(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 stipulates that a “person who supplies alcohol to a minor commits an offence”. 

 

“In 2012, Labour MPs were incensed over National’s supposedly weak approach to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Bill, including provisions relating to the supply of alcohol to minors”, says


Phil ‘All Talk’ Twyford Should Get Off Twitter and Replace RMA

BY ACT at 12 March, 2018


 

“Phil Twyford needs to end his petty Twitter spat with Judith Collins and team up with Environment Minister David Parker to replace the Resource Management Act”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“While Phil and Judith are trading insults online, Kiwis are hurting big time.

 

ACT can reveal from Written Parliamentary Questions that Cabinet hasn’t even decided whether to think about the RMA, after more than four months in the Beehive.

 

“Twyford and