ACT prompts Peters into action on Māori seats

BY ACT at 19 August, 2018


“ACT’s Smaller Government Bill has prompted Winston Peters into action on the Māori seats”, says Party Leader David Seymour.


Winston Peters today told Sky News he would propose an amendment to a Labour MP’s bill that would have the effect of putting the future of the seats to a referendum.


ACT will support NZ First’s amendment, but the timing of Mr Peters’ comments are telling.


“Just last Sunday, ACT revealed its

Investigation into Bridges leak needed

BY ACT at 13 August, 2018


ACT Leader David Seymour is calling for an investigation into the leak of Simon Bridges’ travel expenses.


This evening, Newshub ran a story revealing the Opposition Leader had spent more than $100,000 on travel over the past three months.


“It is outrageous that a bureaucrat from the Parliamentary Service saw fit to leak details of Mr Bridges’ travel expenses to media.


“This smacks of a politically-motivated attack.


“After the time

Winston sells out on smaller Parliament, Māori seats

BY ACT at 13 August, 2018


“Winston Peters has made an embarrassing backdown on the size of Parliament and the Māori seats”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Peters made a smaller Parliament and removing the Māori seats ‘bottom lines’ at the last election, saying to Labour and National ‘…you will be not talking to NZ First unless you want a referendum on both those issues’.


“Now he says he won’t support my Smaller Government Bill which would achieve

Welfare for Winston plain wrong

BY ACT at 3 July, 2018


“Winston Peters’ admission that he won’t be opting-out of the winter energy payment scheme shows what is wrong with universal welfare”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


ACT has calculated that approximately $73 million will be spent on winter energy payments for wealthy pensioners like Mr Peters who earns over $330,000 a year.


“The Government has an aversion to means-testing.


“So instead of targeting handouts at disadvantaged New Zealanders, it is using

A Winston wishlist

BY ACT at 12 June, 2018


While the Deputy Prime Minister’s decision to oppose scrapping the three strikes law is positive news, there is plenty more he could achieve in his time as Acting PM, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“ACT has drafted a modest wishlist, should Peters want to do more than simply enjoy the baubles that come with his new office.


“Acting PM Peters could allow all businesses – not just small firms – to keep