“Marama Davidson can’t be an effective Minister if she can’t get basic facts right and instead chooses prejudice. If she can’t front up with evidence for her statement about white men, she should resign,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
Saturday is April Fools day, and more fool the workers. If you get money from the state, you’re in luck. Benefits, student allowances, Super, and also the minimum wage. If you get money from activities like working, saving, or investing you get to pay more tax to pay for more transfers.
“Chris Hipkins obviously has a different opinion of what ‘bread and butter’ is to most Kiwis, His Government has announced they’re doling out millions in corporate welfare to a distillery and film studio,” says ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden.
“The glut of healthcare issues occurring across New Zealand are being driven by chronic workforce shortages, unfortunately workforce data shows they’re only getting worse,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.
“Today in Albert Park we have seen something ACT has long warned of: The alternative to free speech and reasoned debate is physical violence,” says ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden.
“Immigration Minister Michael Wood’s grandstanding about how he wishes he could intervene in the Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull case is nothing more than performative politics. The law says he could have intervened if he wanted to,” says ACT’s Immigration spokesperson James McDowall.
“Winston Peters has said Labour hid its He Puapua plan from him, but new documents show he’s either forgotten he helped approve it, or can’t tell the truth,” says ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden.
“Jacinda Ardern’s legacy will be more children growing up in welfare-dependent households with no significant reduction in child poverty,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.
“A new report from Castalia shows that Labour’s “nuclear free moment” is going to cost Kiwis big time,” says ACT’s Climate Change spokesperson Simon Court.
“There are 40,000 more Kiwis reliant on main benefits than when Labour took office. The Government shouldn’t be bragging about welfare numbers, it should be ashamed,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.
“National’s return to a focus on the hard measurement of reading, writing and maths should be welcomed, but any future attempt must avoid the mistakes of the past, where high targets were set, but the education system was not equipped to achieve them,” says ACT's Education spokesperson Chris Baillie.
“ACT has raised over $120,000 for Ukraine, with $40,000 raised at our fundraiser last night,” says ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden.
“Labour got elected five and a half years ago on a bold promise to fix housing, the annual Demographia International Housing Affordability report shows they’ve only made things worse,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.
ACT is responsible for Stuart Nash’s departure. The former Police Minister’s primetime radio boast that he rang up the Police Commissioner to try and interfere in a prosecution decision was wrong and also breathtakingly stupid.
“On World Oral Health Day, ACT is asking the Government to brush up on the state of Kiwi kids’ teeth,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.
“The ACT Party is proud to help our friends in Ukraine with their fight for freedom by hosting another fundraiser tomorrow evening,” says ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden.