Policies

Ending the Infrastructure Deficit

Governments of all stripes have, for years, chosen where to build roads, bridges, and railway lines, based not on the economic need for them, but on the political advantage to be gained. Taxpayers deserve better. ACT would replace this political discretion with economic discipline and get more congestion reduction and road safety for every taxpayer dollar spent.

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Build, Baby, Build

For decades, councils have tied new housing developments up in red tape and underinvested in infrastructure.  ACT believes New Zealanders must be free to build, and councils should be encouraged to invest in infrastructure, if we are to solve the housing crisis and achieve housing affordability.

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A Middle Income Tax Cut

ACT will cut taxes to get the economy moving again and Kiwis back into work. We'd temporarily cut GST to 10% and permanently cut the marginal tax rate paid by those on the median wage from 30% to 17.5%, simplifying the tax system to 3 rates 

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Individual Choice on Individual Issues

ACT is a party of tolerance and respect. New Zealanders should be free to live their lives without government interference as long as they aren’t hurting others. David Seymour authored the End of Life Choice Act and we have stood for a woman's right to choose on abortion.

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Protecting Academic Freedom

Freedom of expression is the basis of all freedoms and must be protected. ACT would require taxpayer-funded universities charged with being society's critic and conscience to stand up for this sacrosanct principle.

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The World's Best Firearms Laws

ACT says New Zealand's gun laws need to change, but they need to change to make it easier, rather than harder, to comply and to make it easier, rather than harder, to stop illegal gun crime.

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A 5-Point Plan for Economic Recovery

ACT has a fully-costed plan for economic recovery, which keeps the debt low, cuts taxes, and gets the country back to surplus, while keeping Kiwis in work.

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