Jones Will Send NZ Down Corruption Perceptions Index

BY ACT at 25 February, 2018


“Jacinda Ardern needs to tell Shane Jones to pull his head in after he said he wants to personally sign $19.9 million cheques from the Provincial Growth Fund”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Shane Jones is not known for his self-control.


“If we can’t trust him with a ministerial credit card, how on earth can we expect him to show restraint with a $3 billion fund and NZ First’s political survival hanging

Nats Supremely Hypocritical on NZ First Re-Election Fund

BY ACT at 23 February, 2018


“National doesn’t have a leg to stand on in its criticism of the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund because the fund is simply a continuation of the Nats’ corporate welfare policies”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“National’s criticism that the Government’s “only criteria for success… is spending money” is supremely hypocritical.


“By some estimates, National spent about $13 billion on corporate welfare during its time in office, costing the average household several thousand dollars. 


“Film industry subsidies, KiwiRail

Hipkins and Hughes Splash the Cash

BY ACT at 22 February, 2018


“The Government’s anti-poverty agenda is paying dividends already with the public sector’s highest-paid bureaucrats getting a gold-plated office fit-out”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 


The State Services Commission (SSC) – where the average salary is $134,000 – today revealed it spent about $10,000 for each of its employees on an office refurbishment, half of that on new furniture. 


“The average New Zealander works for about eight months to pay $10,000 in tax. 

Labour, Bureaucrats Put Your Money At Risk

BY ACT at 26 January, 2018


“It should come as no surprise that the Government is being warned its flagship fees-free policy will be open to abuse,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Chris Hipkins has entrusted billions of taxpayer dollars to bureaucrats who hold no records of study from before 2003, meaning it will be difficult to verify their eligibility, according to Radio New Zealand.


“In 2003, there were over 1.4 million New Zealanders with a tertiary level qualification.

Labour and National: Brothers from Different Mothers

BY ACT at 14 December, 2017


“Bill English and Steven Joyce are crying crocodile tears over tax cuts that never existed”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“If National wanted to complain about the new Government raising taxes, it should have cut them instead of just talking a big game when it was in power.

“The new Government’s mini-Budget extends National’s tax and spend approach.

“It is determined to roll out universal welfare programmes like fees-free university and winter energy payments