Charter school board accused Govt of “mistruths”

BY ACT at 13 May, 2018


 

Before resigning in protest at the Government’s decision to close charter schools, the Board set up to oversee them wrote a scathing letter to Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

 

The Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua Authorisation Board resigned en masse on 1 March, saying it would play no part in implementing the Government’s decision.

 

“The Board wrote that it was concerned about the ‘many half-truths’ and ‘mistruths’ that the Government had used to attack charter schools”,


PM too embarrassed to face questions but won’t apologise

BY ACT at 13 May, 2018


 

“In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister today refused to answer a basic question over her Government’s immigration policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Asked to defend Phil Twyford’s infamous ‘Chinese-sounding surnames’ tactics, she wouldn’t. The Prime Minister wouldn’t even leave her seat. She was simply too embarrassed over her party’s racist ploy to blame house prices on migrants.

 

“She should be embarrassed, but that is no reason to evade ministerial accountability for


Jacinda tries to re-write history in new interview

BY ACT at 18 April, 2018


 

“Jacinda Ardern is trying to re-write history with comments that she ran an ‘outward facing’ election campaign”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

In a new interview, the Prime Minister said ‘The suggestion in any way that New Zealand wasn’t an open outward facing country, the suggestion that I was leading something that was counter to that value, made me extremely angry.’

 

“Labour’s policy during the election campaign was to cut immigration numbers


America’s Cup: great theatre, poor deal

BY ACT at 27 March, 2018


 

“The America’s Cup is a fantastic event, but David Parker and Phil Goff have negotiated an incompetent deal on behalf of New Zealanders”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Clearly feeling the pressure, Parker and Goff will stump up at least $212.5 million of taxpayer and ratepayer money, including a $40 million ‘hosting fee’.

 

“Economists have put the cost-benefit ratio of the event at between 0.997 and 1.14. That means the most optimistic scenario has the country only just


Labour puts Envy Politics over Economics

BY David Seymour at 14 May, 2017


“The Labour Party’s policy of ring fencing negative gearing will only pass costs onto renters in a tight market,” says ACT leader David Seymour.

“As renters well know, the rental market is a tight one, it is a landlord’s market. Renters have few options, so landlords can pass costs on to tenants easily.