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


Five Takeaways from Grant Robertson’s Big Speech

BY ACT at 1 December, 2017


 

Pessimism about the economy 

 

The Finance Minister confirmed that bank economists were warning of dark clouds approaching the New Zealand economy.

 

Business confidence has fallen to an 8-year low on the back of uncertainty over the new Government’s quixotic schemes.

 

Paying lip-service to fiscal discipline

 

In front of a business crowd, Robertson hit the right notes by talking about getting “value for money”.

 

ACT is deeply sceptical.