FPAs will only drive further employment woes
“Michael Wood’s assertions that ‘Fair Pay Agreements’ are the solution to the dire driver shortages across New Zealand are out of touch with reality,” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie.Read more
Day of recognition without the costs is the answer
“Creating a new public holiday on a whim is causing chaos amongst businesses, our health system and schools. We need a way to recognise the Queen’s passing without making life harder for Kiwis,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.Read more
Businesses can’t access ramraid fund
“The Police Minister needs to explain to business owners who are terrified that they are next in line to be ramraided why they can’t access the fund designed to protect businesses,” says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour.Read more
Don’t make small business pay for pageantry
“In a cost of living crisis, the ACT Party cannot support yet another public holiday. It would amount to the Government making small business pay for pageantry,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.Read more
Covid isolation periods need to be considered today
“While the writing is rightly on the wall for masks and mandates today – Cabinet should also consider changing our isolation rules that are amongst the strictest in the world,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.Read more
Real Solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises
Covid-19 has hurt our small businesses. Through no fault of their own, they were forced to shut down. The crisis also showed how government puts small business to the back of the bus.Read more
Before entering Parliament, Chris worked for 22-years as a teacher with students who have special learning needs, he trained as an English and Music teacher.
Before teaching he was a police officer for 14 years, including as a Youth Aid officer.
Chris owns a small business that employs 30 people in Nelson where he lives with his partner. He is a father of four.
He has a strong interest in sport and music, being an enthusiastic supporter of the local jazz scene.