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


$18.5 Billion Surplus to New Taxes on Day One

BY David Seymour at 26 October, 2017


Aucklanders will be wondering why they’re facing a new tax today when Treasury forecast a four-year surplus of $18.5 billion in its Pre Election Fiscal Update.

“We’ve faced a generation of over taxation and underinvestment in Auckland, now we find we’re last in line for new infrastructure and first in line for new taxes,” says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour.

“What better guide to a new Government than what it announces on


Stadiums full of taxpayers enslaved to pay off election bribes

BY David Seymour at 19 September, 2017


Today, at North Harbour Stadium, ACT Leader David Seymour underscored the massive cost of election bribes in this election.

“The other parties want to enslave, in total, 132 stadium-loads of workers in order to pay enough tax to fund their spending promises,” says Mr Seymour.

“The average taxpayer pays $10,000 per year in tax. North Harbour Stadium has 25,000 seats. So a capacity crowd here represents $250 million of taxpayers’ money. $10,000 per year for


New Zealand’s first amateur finance minister?

BY David Seymour at 14 September, 2017


“A policy backdown of this scale nine days out from an election is astounding,” says ACT Leader David Seymour in response to Labour’s urgent, last minute press conference on tax policy.