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Abundance of caution becomes abundance of costs

“The Government’s financial statements for the year to June 30 show Jacinda Ardern’s abundance of caution has become an abundance of costs to New Zealanders,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Reserve Bank slams Government, more mortgage pain coming

“The Reserve Bank has slammed the Government’s big spending and anti-immigration policies, promising more mortgage pain to bring interest rates under control,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Window washing saga shows Police priorities all wrong

“The Police have shown how out of touch they are with the public with their undercover stunt to try to catch people on mobile phones,” says ACT’s Police spokesperson Chris Baillie.

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Fair Pay Agreement report anything but fair

“A report back from Select Committee has reinforced more than ever that the so-called Fair Pay Agreements have got to go, and ACT in government will ensure that happens,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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While Government response lags, ACT holds another Ukraine Fundraiser

“New Zealand isn’t pulling its weight to support Ukraine in its fight against Putin’s oppression, with data showing we’re ranked only 37th out of the 39 developed countries who have pledged support to Ukraine,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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New Zealand Government must break deafening silence on Mahsa Amini

“Following the tragic death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the Iranian ‘Morality Police’. Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta needs to speak up, call in the ambassador, and show that New Zealand does not accept this oppression,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Free Press, 3 October 2022

Parliament is in recess for two weeks so your property is safe, notwithstanding ram raids. ACT is embarking on a two week tour to hear the real New Zealand. If you’ve been reading Free Press and would like the live version, please check out when the ACT crew will be touring near you.

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Te Pāti Māori must dump President Tamihere over Pogrom comments

“Te Pāti Māori should be in damage control, distancing themselves from John Tamihere as rapidly as possible this weekend after his totally unacceptable ‘Pogrom’ comments,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Labour on ram raids - another month of doing nothing

“Today marks a month since Police Minister Chris Hipkins said of his ram raid fund "I expect the programme to ramp up over the next month”, but not a single cent has been paid out since,” says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour.

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Australia shows us how to move on – again

“While Australia are removing Covid restrictions at a greater pace and reaping the economic benefits, New Zealand grimly holds on to zombie laws that do nothing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Govt spending up to $1.2m on secret VIP lounge

“The Government has budgeted almost $1.2m to upgrade the hidden VIP ‘Kauri Lounge’, should this really be a priority during a cost of living crisis?” Asks ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Immigration Minister boasted 55,000 job checks, but how many actual visas?

“Labour’s overly bureaucratic immigration system means that only a fraction of the employers trying to navigate it are successfully bringing in employees,” says ACT’s Immigration spokesperson Dr James McDowall.

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Labour’s problem with culture

“The Prime Minister has a big problem with culture in her party and it’s time she confronts it, instead of sweeping it under the carpet,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Govt overestimating farmers’ impact on climate

“The Government needs to ensure it is correctly measuring methane emissions before it starts forcing farmers to pay for them, with climate change experts they could be overstating the effects by up to four times,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron.

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Kelvin Davis should apologise

“The Prime Minister needs to show some leadership and discipline Deputy Labour Leader Kelvin Davis for his race-based slurs against ACT MP Karen Chhour,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Whip Brooke van Velden.

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Labour’s involuntary apology shows deeper cultural problem

“The Prime Minister has shown a lack of leadership over Kelvin Davis’s apology, she hasn’t renounced what he said, or so much as told him off for his attack on ACT MP Karen Chhour,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.