Tax on ciggies is ‘blood money’

BY ACT at 19 March, 2018


“After two violent dairy robberies in the past week, it is only a matter of time before someone is killed, and both Labour and National will be responsible”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The $1.7 billion per year in tobacco tax revenue collected by the Government each year is blood money, obtained by putting people’s lives at risk.


“Just $1.8 million of that revenue, or 0.1%, is directed to protecting dairy owners at risk

ACT Forces Tobacco Tax Backdown

BY ACT at 15 March, 2018


ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Associate Health Minister’s backdown on tobacco taxes.


“Just two weeks ago, Jenny Salesa was neglecting her basic ministerial duties by not answering written parliamentary questions on tobacco taxes. I had to highlight this in a press release in order to get some answers.


“She eventually answered by saying she didn’t believe smokers were paying too much tax, she hadn’t asked for advice on

Minister Evades Questions on Tobacco Taxes

BY ACT at 26 February, 2018


“Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa appears to be neglecting her basic ministerial duties by not answering written questions”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 


“The Minister hasn’t answered a single written question since she became a Minister, including one asked on 27 November 2017, almost three months ago.


“Parliamentary questions are an essential mechanism by which the Government can be held accountable.


Standing order 382(4) requires that written questions are answered in six

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