Nats’ political cycle begins afresh

BY ACT at 16 August, 2018


“The first stage of the National Party’s political cycle is underway as it talks a big game on Resource Management Act reform”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


Today, Simon Bridges expressed regret at not reforming the RMA under the last government and committed to producing a bill that would.


“But we’ve heard this all before.


“The Nats went into the 2008 election promising RMA reform and, despite having the numbers with

Nats flip-flop yet again

BY ACT at 15 June, 2018


After two reversals on tax in the past week, National has done another about-face, this time on deposit insurance. 


Steven Joyce came out against deposit insurance last year, saying it ‘wasn’t necessarily going to work from New Zealand’s perspective.’ Amy Adams now believes it’s an issue ‘worth looking at.’


“A deposit insurance scheme would place taxpayers on the hook for banks’ risk-taking and increase instability in our financial system”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 



Does Simon Bridges believe in anything?

BY ACT at 11 June, 2018


Another flip-flop from National on tax shows it can’t be trusted to stick up for Kiwi taxpayers, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“This morning on the AM Show, Bridges said that the regional fuel tax would be gone ‘in short order’ if a National Government was elected.


“But just a few weeks ago he said it might be too difficult to roll back the Twyford Tax.


“This is the second backflip

Kiwis can’t trust Nats on stealth tax hikes

BY ACT at 9 June, 2018


National’s apparent u-turn on ‘bracket creep’ shows it can’t be trusted to stick up for taxpayers, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.


Amy Adams tried to catch Grant Robertson out today when he appeared before the Finance and Expenditure Committee.


“Due to inflation and the inaction of both Labour and National governments, the average income earner will pay the top tax rate in 2022.


“National’s new position is just another example of its tendency to campaign

Bolger appointment shows Labour and National indistinguishable

BY ACT at 9 June, 2018


The appointment of a former National Prime Minister to a Labour-led Government’s working group shows the parties have become virtually indistinguishable, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The major parties have implicitly agreed on the rules of the game. Labour has a more caring face. National says it can do the job just a bit more efficiently. The similarities are striking.


“Key and English didn’t reduce the tax burden for New Zealanders and