Grant Robertson’s $4m Hollow Elephant

BY ACT at 23 November, 2017


“The Government’s announced $4m Tax Working Group has already ruled out so many options it should be pronounced Dead on Arrival and stopped” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Its terms of reference make it so barren it is reminiscent of Grant Robertson’s overegged ‘Future of Work’ project, which ended up reading like a c-grade social studies project.  The problem is now he’s playing with other people’s money, and the remaining ‘in-scope’ parts are dangerous and stupid.

“The


To the Socialists of All Parties -Free Press Monday 20 November

BY ACT at 20 November, 2017


 

The Road to Serfdom

Mugabe’s (and, more importantly, the people of Zimbabwe’s) demise reminds us of F.A. Hayek’s classic work The Road to Serfdom. Hayek maps out how government ownership of private property begets government control of all our lives, and only the nastiest among us have the desire and ruthlessness to run such all-powerful governments. You won’t hear it from the mainstream media, but Zimbabwe, Venezuela, and North Korea all have one thing


Labour’s “Great Loosening” -Free Press Monday 13 November 2017

BY ACT at 13 November, 2017


Totally Crooked

The revelation that Winston Peters filed court proceedings against Bill English and Paula Bennett at 4:59pm on the eve of the election makes a farce of his coalition negotiations with National. The decision was made as soon as the special votes gave Lab-Gre-NZF a comfortable three vote margin. Free Press (almost) feels sorry for all those who voted for and even made large donations (when will they be declared?) to New Zealand First


ACT Stands Alone Voting Against Expanded Entitlements

BY ACT at 8 November, 2017


Tonight the ACT Party stood alone in Parliament voting 1-119 against The Government’s Paid Parental Leave and Employment Protection amendment Bill. The Bill would raise the entitlement to Paid Parental Leave to 26 weeks by 2020.

“If there’s one thing New Zealand taxpayers are not short of, it is entitlements to fund. This entitlement doesn’t have any principled basis whatsoever. There is no reason why people can’t anticipate and provide for having children, if only


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