“The Government has finally had a good idea around financial policy but it’s a pity it will take two years,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“It’s not often I praise the government for a policy that promotes opening markets and increasing competition but Open Banking should do just that.
“So much Labour policy is focused on more tax, more regulation, more bureaucracy. None of that makes the boat go faster. This initiative, however embryonic, is at least based on markets and competition, concepts that actually raise living standards
“This government will go into urgency at the drop of a hat to implement new policy. Parliament is in urgency right now. Labour is determined to rush through bad laws like the so-called Fair Pay Agreements, Hate Speech and Three Waters.
“But when we finally see a good policy idea, it comes five years into their terms and will take another two years to implement.
“ACT welcomes this policy, it will be good for all banking customers, it’s just a shame it will take so long.”
GDP shows what Kiwis already know
“With New Zealand almost certainly headed for a recession, Labour needs to wake up and unleash the ingenuity of New Zealanders by reducing wasteful spending, giving it back in tax cuts, and ditching the stifling red tape,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
Did Ardern know?
“Police Commissioner Andrew Coster should have known that Stuart Nash was acting in a way that was inconsistent with section 16 of the Policing Act. The question is, who then received that information and what did they do with it?” Asks ACT Leader David Seymour.
Nash a recidivist offender, must go
“It has now been revealed that Stuart Nash is a recidivist offender when it comes to breaching the Cabinet Manual, Chris Hipkins has no choice but to sack him entirely,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
Maurice Williamson resigned for less than Nash just admitted to
“Former Minister Maurice Williamson resigned in 2014 for allegedly interfering in a police investigation into businessman Donghua Liu, but Stuart Nash this morning boasted of calling the Police Commissioner to influence prosecution decisions,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.