Five Takeaways from Grant Robertson’s Big Speech

BY ACT at 1 December, 2017


Pessimism about the economy 


The Finance Minister confirmed that bank economists were warning of dark clouds approaching the New Zealand economy.


Business confidence has fallen to an 8-year low on the back of uncertainty over the new Government’s quixotic schemes.


Paying lip-service to fiscal discipline


In front of a business crowd, Robertson hit the right notes by talking about getting “value for money”.


ACT is deeply sceptical.


A Drag Race Fuelled with Taxpayer Money

BY ACT at 9 September, 2017

The current Government taxes and spends $80 billion every year, a figure surpassing the wildest dreams of the welfare state’s architects. After this campaign cycle, the figure will be even higher.

“The Government already spends $17,000 per person and under a Labour-led government, spending would only grow exponentially. The election drag race between National and Labour is fueled by New Zealanders’ hard-earned dollars”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“This election, National and Labour have made promises worth billions, with Labour promising over