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


Parents must face responsibility for truancy and youth offending

BY David Seymour at 12 September, 2017


Parents will face stronger consequences for their children’s truancy and offending under ACT’s youth justice policy.

“School attendance is key to educational achievement and ultimately peaceful and productive lives,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Truancy, however, has been linked by police to increasingly serious and violent crimes.

“On an average day, 34,000 children are absent without justification. That’s a truancy rate of 4.5%. Truancy rates are even higher at low-decile schools.

“It is parents’ responsibility


What lie is shifty Winston covering up?

BY David Seymour at 28 August, 2017


“Assuming he’s telling the truth and did fill out his original application correctly, why didn’t he correct his living situation when he received any of the annual letters asking him to confirm his details?

“Why won’t he waive his right to privacy so MSD can release all forms and correspondence relating to the affair? Only then will we receive answers to the very basic questions Peters has failed


Was the charismatic crook going to take his Super secret to the grave?

BY David Seymour at 27 August, 2017


“The timing of Winston Peters’ admission makes him look very shifty,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It’s come the day after Peters refused to front at a major televised debate, and the day before the ‘mother of all scandals’ was reported to be breaking.

“There are gaping holes in Peters’ statements so far, opening him up to some basic questions:

“How could he not notice superannuation overpayments when he’s made a career of representing


Jacinda Ardern fails first test of leadership

BY David Seymour at 4 August, 2017


“Today Jacinda Ardern failed her first test of leadership,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“She could have made Metiria Turei’s resignation a requirement for Labour to work with the Greens