• 26 January, 2024

    ACT welcomes scuttling of council votes at 16

    ACT Local Government spokesman Cameron Luxton is welcoming confirmation the Government will not proceed with Labour's push to lower the voting age to 16 for local elections

  • 26 January, 2024

    Democracy, not dictatorship, needed for Tauranga plan

    ACT is joining calls to rein in Tauranga City Council’s unelected Commissioners as they consider committing ratepayers to a 10-year budget.

  • 26 January, 2024

    Exploitation of benefit system will result in sanctions

    Healthy people claiming employment benefits long-term will soon find it tougher to evade work

  • 17 January, 2024

    Bill lodged to finally deal to Easter Trading silliness

    If my bill is drawn from the ballot, there’s a good chance that Parliament will finally overhaul our antiquated Easter trading laws

  • 16 January, 2024

    ACT responds to Independent Electoral Review

    The Independent Electoral Review’s endorsement of ACT’s plan for a referendum on the Parliamentary term is a bright spot amid a list of otherwise dopey ideas

  • 13 January, 2024

    Health system steps closer to delivery on need, not race

    The imminent abolition of the Māori Health Authority will bring the health system closer to ACT’s ideal of services delivered based on New Zealanders’ needs, not racial identity

  • 11 January, 2024

    Climate Bill will save jobs and meet obligations

    A Member’s Bill in my name provides a much fairer way for New Zealand to meet our climate obligations, and will keep thousands of highly paid jobs in our communities

  • 09 January, 2024

    Liberal GE laws bring opportunities for NZ

    ACT has long said that if we want to get serious about reducing our emissions and allowing scientific innovation in New Zealand, rather than forcing our scientists to do their work in the States, we must liberalise our archaic genetic engineering (GE) laws

  • 06 January, 2024

    No rehabilitation, no parole

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

  • 04 January, 2024

    ACT to fix housing mess

    ACT said from the get-go that Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) weren’t the solution to New Zealand’s housing problems. Now we’re giving councils back control over what happens in their community

  • 03 January, 2024

    Three Strikes to restore law and order

    The Labour Government turned its back on victims of serious crime when it repealed the Three Strikes legislation. ACT is bringing it back

  • 02 January, 2024

    Time to give farmers a break

    After six years of farmers having to worry about how the government is going to make things tougher for them, ACT is committed to getting the government back to basics and focused on supporting farmers to do what they do best