“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.
“Labour has made it too hard to mine under the RMA, but you can still import dirty coal from other countries.
“It’s nuts. The fact that Huntly was built on a coal field but has to use imported coal sums up the logic of this Government and the difficulties with the RMA.
“According to figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released today, coal use for electricity generation is up 29.5 per cent in the past year.
“If we want to avoid burning millions of tonnes of foreign coal in future, the Government needs to re-evaluate its oil and gas ban.
“For yet another quarter these figures have shown that this coal powered Government is all spin.”
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.
Racial discrimination by Te Pāti Māori must stop
“Te Pāti Māori has been engaging in racial discrimination on its website with claims of genetic superiority, but when notified, New Zealand’s Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon refused to publicly stand up to it,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
Better off on welfare than income insurance scheme
“Labour’s income insurance scheme would provide no more income to a family dependant on a median wage as benefits would, the only difference is the same family would have to pay for the income insurance scheme with a tax on their income,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.