“New Zealand First have shown a glimmer of sense after a week of terrible law-making which saw Winston Peters’ Waka-Jumping Bill pass into law by adopting an ACT Party policy on immigration,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“It’s not surprising their only sensible idea this parliamentary term has come straight from the ACT Party website.”


Today New Zealand First’s Clayton Mitchell introduced the Respecting New Zealand Values Bill at the party’s conference in Tauranga. 


Party delegates voted in favour of the bill which would require all immigrants to sign up to New Zealand values being introduced to Parliament.


“ACT’s immigration policy requires all new citizens to explicitly sign up to New Zealand’s values of free speech, free assembly, freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, property rights and the rule of law,” says Mr Seymour.


“If New Zealand First are looking to the ACT party for ideas, there’s a whole website of other ACT policies they could adopt and achieve in their time in Government.


“Winston Peters could raise the retirement age, cut corporate and income tax rates, remove large cities from the RMA, and pay good teachers more.”