• 14 June, 2022

    Six months of Government inaction

    “Today marks six months since Ministers in the 53rd Parliament were sworn in and they have very little to show it,” says ACT Leader David Seymour....

  • 14 June, 2022

    Easter Trading Bill’s time has come

    “Our antiquated Easter Trading laws are ready for an overhaul and my Member’s Bill drawn from the Ballot today will do just that,” says ACT Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie....

  • 14 June, 2022

    Labour the most cynical government in a generation

    “Labour’s move to suspend democracy and avoid public scrutiny over its vaccine mandate legislation, and to use COVID-19 as a cover to sneak its welfare policy through Parliament, are the actions of the most cynical government in a generation”, says...

  • 14 June, 2022

    End of Life Choice foes unite for rule of law

    The leading figures from opposite ends of the polarising End of Life Choice debate have united to criticise the Government’s failure to issue Public Health Orders underpinning the traffic light system....

  • 14 June, 2022

    ACT announces Teaching Excellence Reward Fund

    ACT Leader David Seymour and Education Spokesperson Chris Baillie have today proposed a new $250 million fund which would be allocated to schools to promote teaching excellence....

  • 14 June, 2022

    Boosters should start tomorrow

    “Now that booster shots have been approved, the rollout should begin immediately for those who are due one,” says ACT Leader David Seymour....

  • 14 June, 2022

    If it’s good enough for MPs, it’s good enough for nurses

    “If it’s ok for MPs to isolate at home for five days after leaving Auckland, why can’t the same be done for highly skilled migrants and New Zealanders coming to boost the health response?” asks ACT Leader David Seymour....

  • 14 June, 2022

    Jacinda’s Ihumātao naivete home to roost

    “The dangerous side of Jacinda’s kindness is on full display as her ham-fisted Ihumātao intervention comes home to roost at Shelly Bay and in Northland,” says ACT Leader David Seymour....

  • 14 June, 2022

    Now is the time for urgency

    “As the tragic invasion of the Ukraine shocks the world, it’s time for our Government to take urgent action,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brooke van Velden....

  • 14 June, 2022

    New health committee divisive and unnecessary

    “The Government’s insistence that a new Select Committee be set up to consider the health care reforms because it wants greater Māori representation is divisive and sets a dangerous precedent,” says ACT Leader David Seymour....

  • 14 June, 2022

    Surprise, vaccine rollout stuck in first gear

    “When vaccines hit our shores earlier than Ministers expected last month and our first vaccinations started a day ahead of Australia, there was much glee among some in the commentariat that New Zealand might catch up with the rest of...

  • 14 June, 2022

    Labour’s $800 million Housing Tax

    “ACT agrees with Grant Robertson’s comments today that tax is not the solution to the housing crisis – so why on earth is he piling on a new tax?” asks ACT’s Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden....