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A good day for New Zealand’s Trump movement

ACT Leader David Seymour says he hopes New Zealand’s Trump movement, consisting of Labour, the Greens, and New Zealand First, are happy now that the U.S. is out of the TPP.

Mr Seymour described the parties as New Zealand’s Trump movement as far back as May last year, and stands by the characterization today.

“These guys protest Trump’s attitude to women and minorities, then buy into anti-trade rhetoric that is based on the same resentment of the other,” says Mr Seymour.

David Seymour: State of the Nation Speech

12:00pm, 23 January 2017 Princes Wharf, Auckland

Policy summary attached at bottom of speech.

ACT challenges new broom Judith to drain the corporate green-washing trough

The $3.5 million handed out via the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund is simply corporate welfare, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

The list of subsidised projects makes for stunning reading. The Government is essentially subsidising corporate green-washing.

Desperate euthanasia opponents either dishonest or innumerate

“It’s now impossible to deny public support for assisted dying,” says ACT Leader and End of Life Choice Bill sponsor David Seymour, “but that won’t stop the lowest opponents from stooping a little further.

PM should take Waitangi Day ceremonies on tour

Te Tii Marae’s continued failure to respectfully host the Government on Waitangi Day should prompt the Prime Minister to visit a different marae each year, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The behaviour of a small group of perpetually-grumpy activists has turned Waitangi Day into an annual political circus, denying Kiwis a national day we can all enjoy,” says Mr Seymour.

Highlights from the House – 22/12/2016

Welcome to this year’s last set of Highlights from the House.

The big issue this sitting period has been the change of Prime Minister. David Seymour spoke on the Prime Minister's resignation, firstly paying tribute, but also highlighting long term problems of housing supply and superannuation costs that have not been addressed over the last eight years.

Seymour congratulates new Cabinet

ACT Leader David Seymour has congratulated the new Cabinet following the official swearing-in ceremony.

“Just as ACT maintained a productive relationship with the John Key-led Government, I expect to work well with Bill English’s Cabinet.

“ACT’s role over the coming year, and after the next election, is to be both a stabilising force and an ambitious voice for improving policy in New Zealand. We will force debate and progress on issues of raising the age of superannuation, cutting tax, and increasing housing supply.

Free Press - 19/12/2016

Free Advice
This week, in the spirit of Christmas, the Free Press is giving free advice to new Ministers. How would their jobs be different if ACT had more influence on the direction of the Government? We sketch out some draft agendas below. We’ll be taking a short break before returning in the new year.

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