Rare win for taxpayers

BY ACT at 9 September, 2018


In a rare win for New Zealand taxpayers under this Government, Chris Hipkins has shot down the Report of the Seventh Triennial Appropriations Review Committee.


“This report was a power and money grab. There was no clear rationale for boosting the staff of Ministers, the pay of list MPs, and guaranteeing a minimum level of funding for parliamentary parties”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Some recommendations were completely unacceptable. For example, funding

$290,000 a year, but no job description

BY ACT at 9 September, 2018


“Taxpayers are no closer to understanding what exactly the highly-paid Crown-Māori Relations Minister does for a job”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Kelvin Davis is paid almost $290,000 a year, but his Crown-Māori Relations is without a job description after almost a year.


“After being asked in the House today what exactly he does as Minister, Kelvin said ‘an announcement will be made soon’.


“That is completely unacceptable and shows what

Bad behaviour shows PM needs Smaller Govt Bill

BY ACT at 31 August, 2018


“Bad behaviour from her Cabinet colleagues suggests the Prime Minister will soon run out of ministerial talent and should consider adopting ACT’s Smaller Government Bill”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


The Bill would restrict the number of highly-paid Ministers to 20, providing much more focus and accountability inside Cabinet. It would also cut the number of MPs to 100 and remove the Māori seats.


“After incidents at a youth summer camp, and