The Government’s $3 Billion Dollar Income Tax Surprise

BY ACT at 8 November, 2017


Speech to House of Representatives, Address in Reply Debate

Mr Speaker,

I rise on behalf of the ACT Party in reply to the Governor General’s Speech.

Mr Speaker, we have seen the birth of E! Channel politics in New Zealand. The Prime Minister’s delivery was the best I have seen in this house. What a pity about the substance.

The substance is elsewhere. We have just seen one doddery man whose own electorate voted him


Highlights from the House – 14/06/2017

BY ACT at 14 June, 2017


It’s been a very busy few weeks thanks to the Budget, and a growing sense that campaign season is almost upon us. Let’s get straight into our regular parliamentary update:


David Seymour to the Minister of Health

BY David Seymour at 6 June, 2017


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT) to the Minister of Health: Has he seen the TARGIT study of 3,451 women in 11 countries with breast cancer, which found that intraoperative radiotherapy has similar survival and recurrence rates, and significantly fewer mortalities from other complications after 5 years than external beam radiotherapy, and what progress is being made introducing intraoperative radiotherapy into the New Zealand Public Health Service?

Hon Dr JONATHAN COLEMAN (Minister of


Budget Debate – David Seymour

BY David Seymour at 25 May, 2017


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): They say that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing again and again expecting a different result, and I am not sure whether Te Ururoa Flavell is guilty of insanity by having far too much hope in the Labour Party.

I rise in support of this bill and this Budget, and I support this Budget and this Government because I have seen the alternative. Andrew Little,


David Seymour to the Minister of Finance

BY David Seymour at 24 May, 2017


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT) to the Minister of Finance: What are Treasury’s forecast OBEGAL surpluses for each year to 2021, according to the December Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update?

Hon STEVEN JOYCE (Minister of Finance): According to the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) the Crown’s operating balance before gains and losses surpluses rise from $473 million in the current financial year to $3.34 billion in 2017-18, $5.31 billion