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Immigration NZ needs a revamp as the floodgates open

“Today’s net migration figures from Stats NZ show that the floodgates have opened and New Zealand needs real change to turn things around,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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4,700 nurses needed in New Zealand

“Minister of Health Andrew Little is spinning on the head of a pin so he doesn’t have to answer how many nurses New Zealand actually needs,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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$638,000 spent promoting Labour policy

“Labour wasted $638,000 promoting its public transport policy to people who already used public transport,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court.

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Government doubles down on SNA backdown

“James Shaw has doubled down on his Government’s assurance that existing land use will continue on Significant Natural Areas (SNAs),” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron.

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Coming to the defence of our Defence Force

“Numbers are dropping in the New Zealand Defence Force as personnel are faced with poor pay, poor dwellings, and poor leadership from the Minister,” says ACT’s Defence spokesperson Dr James McDowall.

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ACT attempts to fix broken Oranga Tamariki Bill

“ACT has proposed a series of common-sense amendments to Labour’s derided Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill, aiming to improve the legislation so that it works for the vulnerable kids who should be at the centre of this law-making process,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.

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Free Press, 9 August 2022

THE HAPS The 1News poll has popularised what Roy Morgan and Curia’s polls were already showing. On today’s numbers ACT would return 14 MPs, up four, and could form a Government with National. There is over a year to go, but ACT’s campaign for real change is on track.

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Ignorance of ram raid details shows out of touch PM

"The Prime Minister has made no efforts to find out how many people have been arrested or what’s happened to them, showing she is out of touch with real life in New Zealand communities,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Labour can’t give money away

“The Prime Minister has today admitted to Parliament that 134,000 people who are eligible for the cost of living payment still haven’t received it because the Government does not have their bank accounts,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Labour turns its back on victims of serious crime

“Today’s repeal of ACT’s Three Strikes legislation shows that Labour values ideology over safe communities,” says ACT’s Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee.

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More ram raids than businesses accessing fund

“More businesses are being hit by ram raids nightly than benefitting from the Government’s $6 million fund for vulnerable small retailers,” says ACT’s Police spokesperson Chris Baillie.

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AG’s verdict should sink Three Waters

“The Auditor-General’s comments on Labour’s divisive Three Waters should be the final nail in the coffin for the widely-rejected reforms,” says ACT’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Court.

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ACT's seventh Member's Bill this term shows depth of ideas

“The ACT Party has once again shown we are the leaders of the proposition with our seventh Member’s Bill this term to be read in Parliament,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Australia beats us again, this time with medical professionals

“The ACT Party can reveal that New Zealand has around 420 fewer nurses per 100,000 people than our Aussie cousins and 130 fewer doctors,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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ACT welcomes Nats’ welfare move

"ACT welcomes the National Party’s move towards mutual obligation in welfare. Requiring case management for long term and young beneficiaries is good policy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Minister must review world’s most inflexible iso rules

“New Zealand should dump the world’s strictest COVID-isolation rules, with no other jurisdiction requiring seven days mandatory isolation for cases and household contacts,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.