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


Why won’t Peters front tomorrow?

BY David Seymour at 25 August, 2017


Since Winston Peters himself won’t even front up to defend his failed 1950s’ economic policy, National needs to firmly rule out any chance he could hold the Finance portfolio in a future government,  says ACT Leader David Seymour.


National’s inaction on water helps Labour whack farmers

BY ACT at 10 August, 2017


National’s weakness and inaction on water has allowed Labour to fill a political void, whacking farmers and growers while they’re at it, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“National could have pre-empted Labour’s announcement with a water policy that protected both the environment and farmers. Instead, their complacency has led to farmers being threatened with punitive, politically-determined charges that will flow on to consumers too.

“National needs to move away from first-come first-served water use to a


Hurunui Water Project shows vulnerability of property rights

BY David Seymour at 28 July, 2017


Property owners such as the North Canterbury farmers affected by the Hurunui Water Project need assurance that their property rights will be respected, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Compulsory acquisition of land is a power that must be used with an enormous sense of responsibility. There needs to be due process and proper and acceptable compensation.

“A private developer shouldn’t be able to use the Government as its bully-boy – that’s an unacceptable breach of property rights.