• Press Releases

    Collecting tariffs costing New Zealand

    “Collecting tariffs is costing Kiwis around $2.5 million a year, we should just embrace free trade and reap the benefits,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Trade spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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  • Policies

    100 Days of Real Change

    There’s no point beating Labour just to babysit their policies, their bad ideas need to go, and voters deserve to know they’re going.

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  • People

    Brooke van Velden

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    Brooke left the private sector to work behind the scenes in Parliament to help pass the End-of-Life Choice Act. She is a highly effective operator who knows how to deliver real positive change in the corridors of power.

    Brooke is qualified in international trade and economics and has been a factory worker and corporate affairs consultant.

    Her practical and political experience has given her a deep understanding of the economy and the effect big government policies and rushed laws have on businesses and individuals.

    She switched from being a Green voter to an Act supporter while studying economics at university. The ability for free markets to lift countries from hardship was a revelation for her.

    She is also a committed social liberal, championing the right to autonomy over our own bodies.

    Brooke grew up in Auckland with three older brothers, where her parents were small business owners.