“With half of New Zealand’s mortgage debt due to be refixed this year, today’s household cost figures are just the tip of the iceberg,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“New Police proposals for licensed firearms owners include making them pay for the cost of Police attendance at a burglary, the Government wants licensed firearms owners to pay for the privilege of being burgled,” says ACT’s Firearms Reforms spokesperson Nicole McKee.
“Chris Hipkins’ dumb, election year populism shows he just doesn’t have the mettle to make hard choices. Reducing revenue while spending up large is Liz Truss-style economics”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
Parts of Auckland have flooded, so the Government shut every school for a week. Only schools are being shut. It’s not good for New Zealand’s future that education is sacrificed first and so easily. Two new polls show a hung parliament, a 60-60 deadlock. Every party is down except ACT and Labour.
“With close to 100,000 people on jobseeker benefits and businesses begging for more workers, low unemployment numbers cannot mask the labour crisis facing New Zealand businesses,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Chris Hipkins’ first policy decision is to carry on deficit spending, continuing the petrol, RUC, and Public Transport subsidies. Carrying on spending without a plan to control Government spending is a recipe for more inflation,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“The Education Minister needs to front and take responsibility for a third of the country’s students being needlessly and offensively messed around,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“In the wake of yet another damning report into Oranga Tamariki, there’s still nothing to suggest Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis is taking the many issues within his department seriously,” says ACT’s Children Spokesperson Karen Chhour.
“Former Education Minister and now Prime Minister Chris Hipkins must front up and explain the poorly communicated overkill decision to close every Auckland school,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“The Prime Minister has some big calls to make today when he reshuffles his Cabinet. Here are a litany of failures he needs to take into account ahead of allocating portfolios,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Changing some of the faces in the Beehive will make no difference to the lives of New Zealanders if there aren’t new policies to go with them,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“ACT is proposing that Auckland Council organises a special inorganic waste collection day this week, to help the many Aucklanders who are suffering with debris and waste that they can’t dispose of themselves,” says MP for Epsom and ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Chris Hipkins has a chance to show he understands the pain businesses are feeling by hitting pause on further minimum wage increases”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“ACT has consistently fought for all of the concerns business leaders will raise with Chris Hipkins today and yet Labour is only just waking up to the challenges facing this country,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Labour’s health reforms which came into effect this year has further divided New Zealand and made our health system divided by race,” says ACT’s Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.
“The day Jacinda announced she was stepping down we learned of rising food inflation and increasing dependence on welfare. Today Chris Hipkins has a baptism of inflation with the consumer price index showing inflation is stubbornly frozen at 7.2 per cent for back to back quarters,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.