Category Archives: NZ ACT Party

ACT’s Law and Order policy — Kiwiblog

ACT have released their draft law and order policy. Safe to assume that unlike Labour, funding the Mongrel Mob is not part of their policy. Their key points are: Introduce Gang Injunction Orders based on the UK ones introduce in 2009Ban gang members on welfare benefits from spending the benefit money on alcohol, gambling or…

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Time to Abolish Human Rights Commission — The BFD

David SeymourACT Leader The revelation that Paul Hunt gave money to a criminal organisation is further evidence that the Human Rights Commission must be abolished. The Commission gave koha to the Mongrel Mob. Image credit The BFD. This morning we learned that the Commission gave koha to the Mongrel Mob at the same time it…

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ACT’s Protect Free Speech Petition Reaches 10,000 Signatures — The BFD

ACT PartyACT Leader David Seymour “ACT’s petition to protect the free speech of New Zealanders and oppose the Government’s proposed hate speech laws on Saturday reached 10,000 signatures,” says ACT Leader David Seymour “Our ACT caucus has been travelling the country with our Free Speech Tour. Hundreds of people have come along to share their…

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A great idea from ACT — Kiwiblog

ACT are proposing that select committee membership should change from being proportional to the total number of MPs in Parliament to being proportional to the number of MPs not in the Executive. I hope this proposal is given serious consideration as it would be a change that would enhance Parliament massively. They explain: Select committees…

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ACT wants university funding tied to free speech — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: A libertarian politician wants to cut funding to universities that don’t protect free speech.ACT leader David Seymour has announced he has written the Education (Freedom of Expression) Amendment Bill, taking aim at universities that don’t take the right steps to protect freedom of expression on their campuses, something Seymour has accused Massey University…

via ACT wants university funding tied to free speech — Kiwiblog

Does David Seymour Support Assisted Suicide for “Completed Life”? — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release Monday 25th November 2019 Right to Life challenges David Seymour (pictured) who supports “choice” to tell our community whether he supports the current proposal of the Dutch government to provide assisted suicide to every person over the age of 75 years of age “who believes that they have completed their life”. David Seymour…

via Does David Seymour Support Assisted Suicide for “Completed Life”? — Right to Life New Zealand

Universities MUST Protect Free Speech or Have Funding Cut — The BFD

 

Tertiary institutions will be legally required to protect academic freedom and free speech on campus or risk losing funding under a new member’s bill proposed by ACT Leader David Seymour. “There is a growing danger of taxpayer-funded universities abusing their health and safety obligations in order to ‘deplatform’ speakers whom small groups of vocal activists…

via Universities MUST Protect Free Speech or Have Funding Cut — The BFD

The Future is in Good Hands — WOBH | Media

 

This week the Youth Parliament sat and it was encouraging to see and hear a number of young people speak on Freedom of Speech. Ali Gammeter and Gabriel Tagi have strong futures as community leaders ahead of them if their speeches are anything to go by. You can support our call for Free Speech to be protected by signing our…

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ACT Party Making a Splash — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

David Seymour and the ACT party are currently grabbing the headlines with a new look, new policies and a meaty issue that resonates with the public: freedom of speech. This one issue has the potential to get the party over the 5% hurdle, because there is a significant bloc of voters out there, of whom…

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ACT policies — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Today’s relaunch has been more than a year in the planning, with the party looking to boost the paltry 0.5 per cent of the vote it got at the last election.A range of policies were revealed, including:• Setting-up a “student education account” for each child from the age of 2, with the…

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ACT stands up for free speech — Kiwiblog

David Seymour announced: “ACT’s Freedom to Speak Bill will repeal parts of the Human Rights Act and the Summary Offences Act which make insulting and offensive speech unlawful. ACT believes that, while it should be a crime to incite or threaten violence, nobody should ever be punished for insulting or offensive speech. Distinguishing hate speech…

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David Seymour on free speech — Kiwiblog

As various media outlets have refused to run an op ed from David Seymour defending himself, I have agreed to run it here. “Let it be known, the public beating has not gone out of fashion.” So goes the quote from the movie Thank You for Smoking, as politicians attack the wildly unpopular protagonist, a…

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ACT wants you to support freedom of speech — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

This week, the full spectrum of the establishment has attacked David for standing up for freedom of speech. As the President of the Party, I’m calling on you to rally behind ACT. I’m asking you to donate to the party, and attend ReACT, effectively the beginning of our 2020 campaign. Everyone’s piled in. The National Party’s…

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‘Complete & utter contempt for democracy’ — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on the government to provide more than just two days for the select committee considering gun law changes to consider the views of New Zealanders on the issue. The Finance and Expenditure Committee is working through several thousand formal submissions and thousands of “comments” which were made on the…

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Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

ACT leader David Seymour will force Government into urgency to pass gun laws ACT Party leader David Seymour will oppose the Government’s gun law reforms and force it into urgency to pass the legislation. […] Seymour believes the Government is acting too hastily on the proposed gun reforms, when it has “already effectively put a…

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Seymour grandstanding while Parliament sat and acted without him — Your NZ

David Seymour was busy talking the democratic high ground over the pending rush job on the Arms Amendment Bill, the Government (with the support of the National Opposition) outmanoeuvred him in the House. NZ Herald: ACT Leader David Seymour misses chance to force Govt to use urgency for gun law’s first reading Act leader David […]

via Seymour grandstanding while Parliament sat and acted without him — Your NZ

ACT pledges 20 fewer MPs and abolish Maori seats — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: ACT leader David Seymour has a new bill that would see 20 MPs slashed from Parliament and the number of electorates reduced to 54. If you do reduce the number of MPs, you do need to reduce the number of electorates or you get regular overhang. But a reduction in the number of…

via ACT pledges 20 fewer MPs and abolish Maori seats — Kiwiblog

ACT second in attempt to attract some support — Your NZ

NZ First, ACT second? That’s how it looks with new ACT policy announced at their annual conference today, but while taking on NZ First policies may have attracted a bit of media attention the party needs to find a way of attracting more supporters than they got to their conference. The policy is to reduce […]

via ACT second in attempt to attract some support — Your NZ

Do we really need fewer MPs? — Your NZ

ACT have announced policy that would reduce the number of MPs from 120 to 100, and reduce the number of electorates. Are the targeting the real problems? Our system of MMP was introduced in 1994 after a referendum supporting it in 1993. The system was reviewed in 2012 but the size of parliament was excluded […]

via Do we really need fewer MPs? — Your NZ

New name for ACT party? — Your NZ

It looks like the ACT party are considering renaming themselves. They have to do something to turn their lack of support around, they are virtually nothing but the MP for Epsom. Frank Newman: ACT re-branding …David Seymour says they are looking at a possible name change. In an interview on Radio NZ on 15 June […]

via New name for ACT party? — Your NZ

Opinion: Seymour shuns submitters on end-of-life bill — Family First NZ

NZ Herald 7 May 2018Family First Comment: Excellent op-ed from Simon O’Connor“Seymour must be convinced that no one will ever be coerced into dying for the convenience or financial gain of another. He obviously believes no one in his family would ever encourage someone to end their life early so that the will could be read…

via Opinion: Seymour shuns submitters on end-of-life bill — Family First NZ

Seymour shuns submitters on end-of-life bill — Right to Life New Zealand

The following is a re-post of an Op Ed piece by Simon O’Connor published by the Wanganui Chronicle today May 7th 2018 A few weeks ago David Seymour dismissed tens of thousands of New Zealanders who wrote to Parliament with their concerns about his End of Life Choice bill. Submissions on his bill, which allows…

via Seymour shuns submitters on end-of-life bill — Right to Life New Zealand

Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

ACT leader David Seymour has said it is now clear that the real task of the taxpayer-funded Tax Working Group is to write the Labour party’s 2020 election tax policy. Last month former Labour party deputy leader Michael Cullen floated eight new taxes or types of tax: A financial transactions tax A wealth tax An equalisation tax…

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David Seymour’s Shameful attempt to Discredit Submissions Opposed to His bill — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release Wed 14th March 2018 David Seymour claims that submissions opposing his bill are the result of a campaign of “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt” from an anti-assisted dying lobby spouting mistruths about the bill. In doing so is he not seeking to influence the Justice Select Committee to reject submissions and in so doing…

via David Seymour’s Shameful attempt to Discredit Submissions Opposed to His bill — Right to Life New Zealand

ACT party ready to rebuild from the ground up — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Dear [redacted] After four months reflecting on our poor election result, we are writing to you as a fellow ACT members proposing a plan for the next two-and-a-half years. It has taken this time to reflect, seek advice, and make a plan. […] This country’s future is worth too much to leave with other parties.…

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Does David Seymour feel a bit of a dick now NZ First is supporting his bill? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

David Seymour spent his election campaign slagging off Winston Peters and NZ First. He must feel a bit of a dick right now, after NZ First announced they will support the euthanasia bill. NZ First has promised to support a contentious euthanasia bill provided a public referendum is attached. ACT Party leader David Seymour’s End of…

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Extreme claims after to ‘End of Life Choice Bill’ campaign launch — Your NZ

David Seymour hopes his Member’s Bill on euthanasia will come up in Parliament for it’s first vote soon and has launched a campaign, but there has already been some ridiculous comments fro National MPs Maggie Marry and Bill English. NZH: Heated words from both sides as euthanasia vote nears The first vote in Parliament on […]

via Extreme claims after to ‘End of Life Choice Bill’ campaign launch — Your NZ

David Seymour in the Rear View mirror — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

How I tried, and failed, to make Act leader David Seymour fall in love with me -thespinoff.co.nz Own Your Future book Review […] Based on market research, we ultimately narrowed our campaign toward issues of housing, education, youth crime, and government waste. But there simply wasn’t enough of a match between the existing brand,…

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An impotent Seymour can only lament — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

“Education Minister Chris Hipkins is already in over his head,” says ACT Leader David Seymour after the Minister sort-of cancelled four Partnership Schools who have been contracted to open in 14 months’ time. “If this is how he does business,” says Seymour, “then he is going to find Government very tough.” “The Sponors of these…

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