Do Jacinda and Bill Know How Partnership Schools Work?

BY ACT at 20 December, 2017


 

“Today in Question Time, the Prime Minister repeated her assertion that Partnership Schools can stay open if they operate within the same budget, use registered teachers, and teach the New Zealand curriculum”, says ACT Party Leader David Seymour.

 

“What Bill English should have asked the PM, is ‘Given Partnership Schools meet these requirements, is she confirming they will stay open without further changes?

 

“Then he might have asked, ‘why is her Minister of Education


Prime Minister Accidentally Endorses Partnership School Model!

BY ACT at 4 December, 2017


 

“The Prime Minister has said in her Post Cabinet Press Conference that Partnership Schools can stay open if they operate within the same budget, use registered teachers, and teach the [New Zealand] curriculum”, says ACT Party Leader David Seymour.

 

“As the Former Under Secretary responsible for the policy, and someone who helped design the original legislation in another life, I am well placed to give the Prime Minister some helpful advice: They are


Labour’s “Great Loosening” -Free Press Monday 13 November 2017

BY ACT at 13 November, 2017


Totally Crooked

The revelation that Winston Peters filed court proceedings against Bill English and Paula Bennett at 4:59pm on the eve of the election makes a farce of his coalition negotiations with National. The decision was made as soon as the special votes gave Lab-Gre-NZF a comfortable three vote margin. Free Press (almost) feels sorry for all those who voted for and even made large donations (when will they be declared?) to New Zealand First


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


Hipkins Creates More Partnership School Confusion

BY ACT at 8 November, 2017


“Education Minister Chris Hipkins has caused more confusion to Partnership Schools and their students by reinstating the Education (Charter Schools for Public Good Not Profit) Bill,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.”

“Does he intend for the schools to continue while disallowing profit, to close them, or was the resinstatement of this bill another administrative error in the opening of parliament?”

“ACT has called on the Minister to make a clear and trasparent policy statement as to what