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One Year on from Delta: Citizens voting with their feet

“One year from the Delta outbreak, New Zealand is ‘leading’ the Anglosphere for COVID cases and death rates, and Jacinda Ardern’s abundance of caution has been replaced by an abundance of social and economic costs - but she’s nowhere to be seen,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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RBNZ doth protest too much in 13 page mea culpa

“Less than an hour before Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr was due to be questioned at Select Committee he issued a 13 page mea culpa,” says ACT Leader and Finance spokesperson David Seymour.

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$6 million on Reserve Bank website

“The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has strayed so far from its purpose that it’s now spending millions of taxpayers’ dollars on a new website amidst a cost of living crisis,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Coal powered Government sets new record

“Jacinda Ardern’s “nuclear free moment” has become even more of a joke today as New Zealand has become a net importer of coal for the first time ever,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Poll shows Kiwis want ACT’s tax policies

“Today’s Taxpayers’ Union Curia Poll shows that Kiwis are overtaxed and want real change in our tax system, they will be pleased to know that ACT is the party proposing exactly that,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Govt splurge brings more mortgage pain

“Today more pain has been heaped on Kiwis already struggling with a cost of living crisis, it could have been avoided if the Government had disciplined its spending,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Real change in law and order

“The ACT Party is once again leading with policies to solve the issues facing New Zealand. Our latest policy document tackles law and order, an area where the Government’s beltway ideology has failed and people on main street are feeling real consequences,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Getting the balance right with youth crime

“ACT would introduce instant, practical penalties for young people caught shoplifting, stopping rookie offenders before they escalate to more serious offending,” says former Youth Aid Police officer and ACT’s Police spokesperson Chris Baillie.

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Defending the dignity of victims

“It’s time we started putting victims of crime at the centre of the justice system and fix our broken reparation structure,” says ACT’s Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee.

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Three Strikes for burglars

“The ACT Party in Government would not only reinstate Three Strikes, but we would also introduce a new Three Strikes law for burglary offences,” says ACT Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee.

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ACT calls for review of electronic monitoring

“The numbers of violent and sexual offenders being released on electronic bail has increased dramatically under Labour and it’s time we reviewed who is eligible,” says ACT’s Corrections spokesperson Toni Severin.

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Free Press 15 August 2022

THE HAPS It wasn’t hard to look good last week, but ACT is looking great. We have never heard media praise a politician like Kate Hawkesby’s editorial on David Seymour. With a policy paper on crime coming this Tuesday, ACT remains focused on representing New Zealanders who want better policy.

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Increased centralisation would lead to fewer buses

“Minister of Transport Michael Wood’s policy of trying to take public transport accountability away from private companies is a sop to union bosses that could lead to fewer buses on the road,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court.

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ACT requests an extension for licensing renewals

“I have sent Minister of Police Chris Hipkins a letter calling on him to issue an extension for firearm licensing renewals in light of massive backlogs,” says ACT’s Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee.

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Scrap the Traveller Declaration form

“ACT is calling on the Government to use common sense and scrap the burdensome Traveller Declaration form,” says ACT’s Immigration spokesperson Dr James McDowall.

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National waking up to housing deal failure

“The ACT Party is heartened to see National’s Leader recognise the mistake it made in supporting Labour with new intensification rules. ACT is ready with solutions to improve the law, solutions we put forward when the law was being debated,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.