Oil and gas changes show Govt’s brazen arrogance

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


 

“The Government has shown breathtaking arrogance by keeping the oil and gas industry in the dark over changes to the sector”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Fronting media today, it was abundantly clear that the Government hadn’t consulted the industry on the changes.

 

“The Government has set up about 40 reviews, working groups, or panels, and yet it appears unwilling to consult those who disagree with them on policy.

 

“This is an


Ending offshore exploration is lose-lose

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


 

“The Government’s decision to end offshore oil and gas exploration will put 11,000 jobs at risk and could harm the environment”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The oil and gas industry creates thousands of jobs, contributes $2.5 billion to the New Zealand economy and $500 million to the Government in royalties each year.

 

“Not only will this policy make us poorer as a country, it will drive production of oil and gas


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