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Indexation is not the answer

“National and Labour can spend all the time it wants arguing over whether The National Party’s policy of Tax Indexation is in or out – but the argument should be about whether this is good public policy. ACT says it’s not,” says ACT Leader and Finance spokesperson David Seymour.

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Com-com report reiterates need for practical solutions

“The Commerce Commission’s draft report into building supplies proves that overregulation is the problem, ACT has the solutions to fix this,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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Tax cuts not only possible, but necessary

“Tax cuts are not only possible, but necessary for New Zealand’s recovery from COVID funk,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Member’s Bill to supercharge consents process drawn

“My Member’s Bill drawn today will address the housing crisis and remove the barrier stopping councils from developing infrastructure,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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Zero KiwiBuild homes delivered in June

“Just when you think KiwiBuild can’t get any worse, Housing Minister Megan Woods has confirmed to Parliament that not a single KiwiBuild house was built in June,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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Sepuloni, takes ACT’s OT initiative but not far enough, ignores vigil

“Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has taken inspiration from my proposed amendments on the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill, but she hasn’t taken it far enough,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.

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Labour cares little for liberal democracy

“Labour’s fixation with shoe-horning co-governance into every aspect of our lives means the Canterbury Regional Council will soon be able to have unelected representatives based on their race,” says ACT’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Court.

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Greens Member’s Bill inconsistent with Bill of Rights

“The Green Party’s disdain for democracy and freedom has once again been exposed, this time by the Attorney General,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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ACT urges Tāmati Coffey & Labour to back Easter Trading Bill

ACT’s Small Business spokesperson and bar owner Chris Baillie is appealing to Tāmati Coffey to talk to the Labour caucus about the realities of being a bar owner.

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Labour erodes local decision making

“Labour’s Local Government Electoral Legislation is trying to back councils into a corner where they are forced to consider implementing Māori wards,” says ACT’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Court.

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Unemployment up, employment flat, wages down

“Somehow Labour has managed to increase unemployment in the middle of an unprecedented labour crisis, while the Kiwis who are working are making less money. It’s more evidence we need real change in our country’s approach to economic management,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Practical measures should take precedence for climate adaptation

“The Government’s National Adaptation Plan incentivises people to build and live in risky coastal areas with the safety net of a government insurance payout,” says ACT’s Climate Change spokesperson Simon Court.

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Wake up and listen, Minister Sepuloni

“Minister Sepuloni needs to put her ego to one side and start listening to the overwhelming feedback being delivered on the Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.

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Easter Trading Law voted down

“The ACT Party is disappointed that Labour and the Greens have voted down our Bill to allow businesses to trade over Easter weekend,” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie.

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Farmers begging for real change

“The results of Federated Farmers latest farmer confidence survey shows that farmers have had enough and election day can’t come soon enough so we can have real change,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson and Ruawai Dairy Farmer Mark Cameron....

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Report shows OT Bill has to go

"A report released this morning about the Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill backs up the concerns of every submitter on the legislation,” says ACT Children’s spokesperson Karen Chhour....