Shane Jones’ gravy train travels south to Taranaki

BY ACT at 6 April, 2018


 

“Shane Jones’ corporate welfare gravy train has continued its travels south to Taranaki today”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 

 

“The Provincial Growth Fund is a continuation of the crony capitalism of former Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges. Although it has a new name, the logic is identical: handouts for votes. 

 

“Aside from securing support for NZ First in the provinces, there is no justification for this fund. 

 

“More economic activity in Taranaki will


Career bureaucrat/politician Jones should back off

BY ACT at 21 March, 2018


 

“Shane Jones has never spent a day of his life in the private sector and should stop telling Air New Zealand how to run its operations”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“It is simply extraordinary that a Minister who has never stepped outside a bureaucracy or quango in his life believes he can tell a publicly listed company what to do.

 

“Air New Zealand is a private entity and its job is


Govt Would Rather Debate Sport Than Human Rights

BY ACT at 2 March, 2018


 

“The Government has shamefully ignored the plight of white South African farmers who will be forced off their land by their government, choosing instead to debate the Olympics”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

Seymour objected to a snap debate to congratulate Olympians after Labour and New Zealand First said they would veto Seymour’s proposed motion condemning the South African legislation to expropriate white people’s land.

 

The South African National Assembly has passed a motion to


Seymour to Veto Olympic Debate in Tit for Tat over South Africa

BY ACT at 1 March, 2018


 

“Parliament’s priorities are seriously warped as it seeks to congratulate our Winter Olympians while ignoring the fact that South Africa’s new president wishes to steal white farmers’ land”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 

 

Seymour has told other parties he will object to a snap debate to congratulate Olympians after Labour and New Zealand First said they would veto Seymour’s proposed motion condemning the South African legislation to expropriate white people’s land.

 

The South African National Assembly has


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