Environment Ministry Endorses ACT Policy to Scrap the RMA

BY ACT at 7 December, 2017


“The Environment Ministry has endorsed ACT policy to scrap the Resource Management Act in its Briefing to the Incoming Minister”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“David Parker’s officials have told him that the RMA has completely failed to deliver sufficient housing and infrastructure for New Zealanders and needs to be reformed root and branch. 


“The cost of housing is unacceptably high and has widened the gap between those who own houses and those

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,

Chaos on the left creates huge opportunity on red tape, tax

BY David Seymour at 31 July, 2017

“With the political left in chaos, there’s a massive opportunity to replace the RMA and cut taxes. Yet National muddles,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“While the parties of the left cannibalise each other, National should be blindsiding them with radical announcements of cutting tax and red tape. They probably wouldn’t even notice.

“Instead, National offers us tinkering (yet another infrastructure agency) and election bribes (increases to Working for Families Payments).

“This is why we

Sorry National: no-one’s forgotten about the RMA

BY David Seymour at 6 July, 2017

Reform of the Resource Management Act (RMA) remains very much on the election agenda, says ACT Leader David Seymour. This comes as the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) names RMA reform as their number one priority for the election.

Bolger should apologise for RMA, not neo-liberalism

BY David Seymour at 21 April, 2017

“It is with great sorrow that we hear former Prime Minister Jim Bolger is now parroting online social justice warriors, complaining about ‘neo-liberalism’,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“He is wrong that neoliberalism has led to inequality globally. Global absolute poverty recently fell below 10 per cent for the first time in history. When Mr Bolger was first elected, it was 37 per cent.

“He is wrong about inequality in New Zealand. According to the