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 Congratulates Simon Bridges

BY ACT at 28 February, 2018


 

ACT Leader David Seymour has congratulated Simon Bridges on being elected leader of the National Party.

 

“Simon Bridges will need ACT more than any other National Party leader as voters on the right who value personal freedom will be concerned about his socially conservative views. Whereas John Key voted for marriage equality and pledged to vote for the End of Life Choice Bill, Mr Bridges voted against both.

 

“Mr Bridges will find


Nats Supremely Hypocritical on NZ First Re-Election Fund

BY ACT at 23 February, 2018


 

“National doesn’t have a leg to stand on in its criticism of the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund because the fund is simply a continuation of the Nats’ corporate welfare policies”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“National’s criticism that the Government’s “only criteria for success… is spending money” is supremely hypocritical.

 

“By some estimates, National spent about $13 billion on corporate welfare during its time in office, costing the average household several thousand dollars. 

 

“Film industry subsidies, KiwiRail


National makes promises, ACT will make them happen

BY ACT at 25 February, 2017


ACT will push the Government hard to follow through on tax cuts and road pricing, says party leader David Seymour.

“Steven Joyce made all the right noises on tax cuts and demand-based road pricing in his speech today. This comes after constant pressure from ACT to adopt these ideas.

“Unfortunately, National has a depressing record of campaigning from the right and governing from the left. They talk about respecting taxpayers and then introduce new taxes.