Principles

The ACT Party promotes an open, progressive and compassionate society where New Zealanders are free to achieve their potential and build successful families, businesses and lives.

The ACT Party believes:

  • Individuals are the rightful owners of their own lives with inherent rights and responsibilities
  • The purpose of government is to protect these rights and not to assume such responsibilities.

The ACT Party will promote, develop and pursue policies and proposals which:

  • Encourage individual choice, responsibility and excellence.
  • Enhance living standards for all New Zealanders through sustainable economic growth and international competitiveness. 
  • Enhance choice and diversity, and raise standards of achievement in education. The ACT Party supports partnership with schools and the early childhood education model. 
  • Ensure all New Zealanders have access to world-class health care and security in retirement; provide social and economic support for New Zealanders that genuinely need it.
  • Sustain first-rate national security that protects individuals and their property.
  • Explore and implement practical, innovative ways to protect our natural environment.
  • Maintain sound economic management, including a balanced government budget, price stability and a free and open market economy.
  • Limit the involvement of central and local government to areas where collective action is required e.g. Law and Order, Defence and Justice.

Together, we can achieve a safe, healthy and prosperous country led by a stable, disciplined Government that protects individuals, their families, the environment, and the economy. 

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