Nothing to fear from competition

The Government Working Group reviewing the effects of offshore online racing and sports betting should be investigating how to open the market up to more competition.

“We should not be restricting NZ gamblers’ options by further strengthening the TAB’s monopoly” said ACT Leader David Seymour.

“We should open the market up to more competition so NZ punters can access domestic odds that match the ones they can achieve via overseas betting agencies. Only an open market can achieve this.

Auckland Council fails to consult - Again

ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour has criticised the process by which cars are set to be banned from Mt Eden/Maungawhau

“It is appalling that the Maunga Authority has refused to front media on this issue before the decision is made, but has a communications plan for after they’ve made it.

“Mt Eden is special to many people, its governance should be inclusive, but instead we will see electric gates and exclusion resulting from a secretive process.

Free Press 20/04/2015

Sharing Economy to be worth $335 Billion. Price Waterhouse Coopers project that the sharing economy, Uber, Air BnB, Chariot and the like, will be worth $335 billion worldwide by 2025.

Free Press 13/04/2015

It’s Catching Vernon Small of the Dom Post says ACT’s call to index tax brackets to inflation is a ‘canny policy.’ The only real downside?

Let's introduce a Railtax

The Government’s largesse into rail is so big it deserves its own tax, the Railtax, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

In response to Bill English’s admission Kiwirail may sink another billion dollars [1], Mr Seymour has called for a very simple transparency measure: a separate tax to pay for it.

“One billion is equivalent to the cost of knocking a percent off the company tax rate for the next four years, so let’s make the government’s choices transparent,” said Mr Seymour.