Labour’s forges ahead with Henry VII power grab bill
“The Severe Weather Emergency Response Bill is an example of governance at its worst. Immensely powerful legislation being passed with minimal scrutiny, and a Government that ignores valid constitutional concerns,” says ACT’s Environment and Infrastructure spokesperson Simon Court.Read more
A bridge away from Government’s failures
“Chris Hipkins needs to show what has changed to make the fast-tracking of a new Auckland harbour crossing a realistic proposal, otherwise it will just seem like an opportunistic distraction from the many issues within his Government,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.Read more
Labour can’t use crisis to inflate its powers
“ACT cannot support the Government’s Severe Weather Emergency Response Bill through first reading. In its current form it is Henry VIII legislation that gives Ministers enormous powers unrelated to cyclone recovery,” says ACT’s Environment and Infrastructure spokesperson Simon Court.Read more
Building New Zealand and conserving nature
ACT’s solution for New Zealand’s building New Zealand and conserving nature is one where New Zealanders are free to make the best possible use of their property and our shared environment to live their best lives.Read more
Simon is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with 23-years’ experience in roles for the private sector and local government. This includes 10-years leading engineering, planning, tendering, and construction teams primarily in Auckland, Wellington, and Fiji.
Simon believes in the principles of the ACT party where communities, individuals and business lead the way.
Simon has three boys at high school. They share a love of loud music, fast cars, biking, fitness, good science, and good ideas.