• 27 February, 2024

    New Zealand dodges dopey experiment in prohibition

    Labour’s attempted crackdown on smokers would have delivered criminal groups a near-monopoly over the cigarette trade.

  • 27 February, 2024

    Health services to be targeted based on need, not race

    Scrapping the Māori Health Authority brings the health system closer to ACT’s ideal of services delivered based on individual need, not group identity.

  • 25 February, 2024

    Gang crackdown welcome and overdue

    ACT welcomes the Government cracking down on gangs and the introduction of ACT’s policies to do it. After five years of Labour cuddling criminals and ignoring victims, it’s time for gangs to see consequences for their actions.

  • 22 February, 2024

    ACT welcomes Govt’s new support for Ukraine

    ACT welcomes the Foreign Minister’s announcement of additional support for Ukraine as we approach the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion.

  • 22 February, 2024

    Fees-free does nothing to lift participation from low-income groups

    While questioning the Tertiary Education Commission in this week’s Parliament’s Education and Workforce Committee, I was told there is ‘no discernible evidence’ the previous Government’s fees-free scheme has improved participation from low socio-economic groups.

  • 21 February, 2024

    Museum’s war on 'colonial' history is divisive and disrespectful

    Auckland War Memorial Museum’s plan to transform into a tikanga-led ‘social impact organisation’ stinks of the politically-correct mission creep that already besets too many of our public institutions.

  • 19 February, 2024

    ACT MPs host Ukraine fundraiser for two-year invasion anniversary

    Epsom MP David Seymour and Tāmaki MP Brooke van Velden are hosting a fundraising event on Friday in St Heliers to mark two years since Vladimir Putin’s troops invaded Ukraine.

  • 19 February, 2024

    Problems and Solutions | Free Press

    ACT has been ACTive post-Waitangi with MPs present at the Southern Fielddays, Pride Parade, Chinese New Year events, and many others up and down the country.

  • 19 February, 2024

    ACT welcomes step toward real consequences for benefit exploitation

    ACT is welcoming the Social Development Minister’s move to set out stronger expectations for the use of benefit sanctions.

  • 19 February, 2024

    NZDF’s unlawful Covid mandate shows need to open up Royal Commission

    The Court of Appeal’s ruling against the Defence Force’s vaccination mandate demonstrates the need to open up the independent Covid inquiry.

  • 16 February, 2024

    Parliament to vote on new protection against stalking, harassment of company directors

    ACT has long argued the rule requiring company directors to share their home address is unjustified and creates risks of harassment and even physical danger.

  • 15 February, 2024

    No rehabilitation, no parole Bill drawn

    Prisoners will have a better chance of reintegrating into society and building a better life as a result of my Member’s Bill which was drawn today.