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Hawke’s Bay Hospital on life support

“New Zealand hospitals are on life support as documents show services have diminished to the point where people have died due to not being seen,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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No responsibility from Robertson

“Finance Minister Grant Robertson has shown he has no plan to reduce spending and takes no responsibility for the part he’s played in the cost of living crisis,” says ACT Leader and Finance spokesperson David Seymour.

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Three Waters entrenchment on dangerous constitutional ground

“An attempt by the Greens and Labour to entrench ownership of three waters assets in the new Water Services Entities breaks dangerous constitutional ground, but will be repealed all the same,” says ACT Local Government Spokesperson Simon Court.

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PM should be in Sandringham today

“The Prime Minister and MP for Mt Albert has shown a complete lack of judgment by going to the Chatham Islands today instead of supporting her local community after the tragic death of a dairy owner,” says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour.

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ACT the only party to take law making seriously

“The ACT Party is the only party in Parliament to take the vital role MPs play as law makers seriously,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Party Whip Brooke van Velden.

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Adrian Orr doubles down on summer holiday

“Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr insists that three months off is a good idea while inflation is spiralling out of control,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith.

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High Court finds James Shaw filled with hot air

“The targets set by James Shaw under the Zero Carbon Act were never achievable and the High Court’s recent ruling proves it. It is nothing but expensive climate-change performance art,” says ACT’s Climate Change spokesperson Simon Court.

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Real Change in Immigration

ACT Leader David Seymour and Immigration spokesperson Dr James McDowall have today released ACT’s policy for real change in immigration.

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Government won’t commit to changes for retail crime fund

“Even after the tragic death in Sandringham, the Government continues to drag its feet around changing the criteria for the retail crime prevention fund,” says ACT’s Police spokesperson Chris Baillie.

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Oranga Tamariki must do better

“Vulnerable New Zealanders are continuing to be failed by Oranga Tamariki, with abuse complainants being left for two years with no resolution to their complaints,” says ACT’s Children spokesperson Karen Chhour.

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ACT supports cross-party action on Iran

“The ACT Party is proud to join our Parliamentary colleagues from the Green Party, National, and Te Pati Maori in calling for more action from the Government on the atrocities occurring in Iran,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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Govt refuses to make Three Waters equal for all

“The Government has again shown that Three Waters is simply a trojan horse for more co-government, refusing to amend the legislation to allow all New Zealanders to have an equal say,” says ACT’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Court.

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No data, no responsibility for truancy

“Failures right across the board have contributed to the truancy crisis in New Zealand, it will take real change and real responsibilities to get kids back in class,” says ACT’s Education spokesperson Chris Baillie.

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Jackson fails to explain what media merger will achieve

“Broadcasting Minister Willie Jackson has been unable to explain to Parliament what the TVNZ/RNZ merger will be able to provide that doesn’t already exist,” says ACT’s Broadcasting spokesperson Damien Smith.

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Monetary Policy Committee needs to work right through

“A likely 75 per cent basis point increase in the OCR shows that the Reserve Bank has lost control of the situation, but astonishingly, they’re going to take three months off. They should schedule another meeting for early January, you can’t say the situation is critical then put it on autopilot for three months.

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Government should put a moratorium on unnecessary projects

“The Reserve Bank is in uncharted territory, moving to triple shots when it thought doubles would mellow out inflation, but the Government has refused to change a single aspect of its approach,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.