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


Speech: David Seymour to ACT Members and Supporters

BY David Seymour at 21 May, 2017


Welcome Welcome fellow ACT members and supporters. It is wonderful to see such a strong turnout here on the North Shore. Thank you to our local Board Member and volunteers for making this event possible. Today’s event is further proof of ACT’s momentum this year. Wherever I go up and down the country, people are showing up to our meetings and joining ACT.

We’ve done well in years where we’ve had four factors on our


Land Transport (Vehicle User Safety) Amendment Bill – First Reading

BY ACT at 12 April, 2017


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): I rise on behalf of the ACT Party in support of this bill and I would like to begin by commending the member Jami-Lee Ross, in whose name has been brought to the House. I think it is an example of what the members’ ballot should be used for. It should be used by members of Parliament who are not members of Cabinet to bring to the House issues that


Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Third reading

BY ACT at 6 April, 2017


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): I rise on behalf of the ACT Party in opposition to this bill. Minister Nick Smith, when he said that housing affordability is a major problem, was absolutely correct, and the Minister’s diagnosis of that problem—that it is primarily caused by the price of land—is absolutely correct. We have become a country that is 0.80 percent urbanised by area and yet—and yet—has a chronic shortage of land on which Kiwis


Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stage

BY ACT at 4 April, 2017


DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): Can I apologise for the intemperate address from the member for Dunedin North or Dunedin South, or whichever one it was—David Parker. He is a little bit intemperate because he got called out at a debate on Saturday morning, but I am sure that he will recover soon enough. It was beautiful. Scott Simpson was there. It was great fun. He really lost his rag.

Anyway, back on the