Removal of departure cards a positive move

BY ACT at 28 August, 2018


“The Government’s move to ditch departure cards is a positive step that will improve New Zealanders’ lives”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Departure cards are outdated and getting rid of them moves us into the digital age.


“The fact that 100,000 hours will be saved by the move shows just how burdensome some red tape can be.


“As with departure cards, regulation easily becomes obsolete and fails to keep up with

RMA prevented Marsden pipe upgrade

BY Beth Houlbrooke at 18 September, 2017

The RMA is the real culprit of the current fuel crisis, says ACT deputy leader Beth Houlbrooke, who worked as PA to the project director during the pipeline’s installation in 1982.

“This is just another example of the infrastructure failure that National has allowed to grow over time, due to their reluctance to tackle flawed regulations like the Resource Management Act (RMA),” says Mrs Houlbrooke.

“The RMA bogs down private operators like Refining NZ in red tape,

Turns out burgers aren’t killing people, Minister

BY David Seymour at 27 June, 2017

ACT Leader David Seymour today challenged the Minister for Food Safety on current and proposed red tape on chefs serving burgers.

National, NZ First crush FinTech innovation

BY David Seymour at 22 March, 2017

National is suffocating the emergence of a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry in New Zealand, says ACT Leader David Seymour. National and New Zealand First last night voted to continue treating P2P lending platforms as though they are traditional lenders.

“P2P companies like Harmoney and PledgeMe are very different to regular lenders, because they don’t actually lend any money,” says Mr Seymour. “They simply facilitate lending between consenting individuals, cutting out the middleman. They make

Statutes Amendment Bill – Supplementary Order Paper 257

BY David Seymour at 14 December, 2016

DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): I think what we just saw was actually a window into Chris Hipkins’ character, which is nasty, vindictive, and somewhat overwrought, when, in reality, what we have achieved with this Supplementary Order Paper is to save the House the 7 hours of parliamentary time that would have been required to put a whole bill through, and, instead, pass a Supplementary Order Paper in a matter of minutes, which is all that