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A Media Hit Job on Judith Collins — The BFD

The UMR poll deliberately released last week appeared designed to be a hit job on Judith Collins. Most of the press releases carried the headline ‘Unprecedented poll result as David Seymour overtakes National leader Judith Collins in new UMR poll’. According to UMR this was ‘unprecedented’, a statement proved incorrect by David Farrar. He says…

via A Media Hit Job on Judith Collins — The BFD

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…

via Time to Abolish Human Rights Commission — The BFD

Hate Speech Petition Reaches 20,000 Signatures — The BFD

David SeymourACT Leader Tens of thousands of Kiwis have exercised their right to free speech, standing up to Jacinda Ardern and her divisive Hate Speech Laws. The Prime Minister needs to back down and dump this confused initiative. A petition launched by the ACT Party to stop Labour’s Hate Speech Laws yesterday reached 20,000 signatures. These…

via Hate Speech Petition Reaches 20,000 Signatures — The BFD

Confusion and lies on hate speech law — Kiwiblog

First have a look at the Minister of Justice. Watch the Justice Minister try to explain what speech will be targeted by Labour’s new hate speech laws. pic.twitter.com/oDIjj3kscI— David Seymour (@dbseymour) June 26, 2021Faafoi doesn’t rule out millennials could be convicted of hate speech if they say they hate boomers for keeping house prices high.…

via Confusion and lies on hate speech law — Kiwiblog

PM Admits There’s No Alternative to Utes — The BFD

David SeymourACT Leader Jacinda Ardern yesterday told Parliament she knows that farmers and tradies have no alternative to using utes, but she’ll tax them anyway. Last week Ardern questioned whether some people are using utes for “legitimate use.” Even if they are by her definition of “legitimate,” it doesn’t matter, she and Grant Robertson will tax…

via PM Admits There’s No Alternative to Utes — The BFD

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…

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

Simon Finally Grows a Pair (Sort of) — The BFD

This month the Human Rights Commission released their October report. In it, they called for amongst other things warm and dry homes and fair pay wrapping them up in the concept of “rights”. In response, ACT leader David Seymour and Simon Bridges both took issue with what was said. ACT leader David Seymour this week…

via Simon Finally Grows a Pair (Sort of) — The BFD

Alert Level 3 Ban on 200,000 Hunters Illogical — The BFD

 

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Press Release: ACT Party “The Government’s decision to ban an estimated 200,000 Kiwis from hunting at Alert Level 3 is illogical and I have written to Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters to ask them to reconsider this issue”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The move appears to be based on the view that hunting represents a heightened…

via Alert Level 3 Ban on 200,000 Hunters Illogical — The BFD

The abortion lobbyists, and the Facebook scrap — Family First NZ

 

ACT’s David Seymour, the abortion lobbyists, and the Facebook scrapStuff co.nz 14 March 2020Family First Comment: Finally the media picks up that we’re sidestepping the bias mainstream media, and speaking to (and influencing) the masses via social media! The abortion debate has always created a lot of noise, and the introduction of the bill last…

via The abortion lobbyists, and the Facebook scrap — Family First NZ

Mistake in abortion vote allows safe areas but no way of setting them up — Your NZ

The final stage of the Abortion reform Bill was debated in Parliament yesterday and last night, with Supplementary Order Paper amendments being voted on. A late night mistake has resulted in an unintended change. A David Seymour amendment to axe ‘safe areas’ from protests near where abortions are carried out are failed. But a stuff […]

via Mistake in abortion vote allows safe areas but no way of setting them up — Your NZ

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

National Finally Wakes Up on Gun Reform — The BFD

 

“It has taken National five months to wake up to the fact that the government is targeting law-abiding firearm owners who have done nothing wrong”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. National has suggested it might vote against the government’s second Arms Amendment Bill. “Voting against the second tranche of gun reforms won’t excuse National’s decision…

via National Finally Wakes Up on Gun Reform — The BFD

70 to 50 — Kiwiblog

The End of Life Choice Bill has passed its 2nd reading by 70 votes to 50, which is a healthy margin. I’m very pleased to see it progress. The debate was excellent, as conscience issues often are. Some of the key speeches. David Seymour: Finally, I ask what does this House say to the small…

via 70 to 50 — Kiwiblog

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…

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

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…

via ACT stands up for free speech — Kiwiblog

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…

via David Seymour on free speech — Kiwiblog

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…

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

Q+A: free speech versus hate speech — Your NZ

On NZ Q+A last night Labour MP Louisa Wall and Act MP David Seymour debate free speech versus hate speech. Louisa Wall: We need tighter laws because I believe hate does exist, and hate breeds racism. It also breeds sexism, misogyny, homophobia. And from my experience we haven’t really looked at whether out current legislation […]

via Q+A: free speech versus hate speech — Your NZ

Parliamentary committee report on euthanasia to be tabled this week — Your NZ

After a lengthy period for public submissions and a record number of submissions (38,000) David Seymour’s End of Life Choice bill is due to have it’s select committee report tabled in Parliament tomorrow. Most submissions opposed the bill, but many were organised by churches opposed to the bill. NZ Herald: Report due back on Act […]

via Parliamentary committee report on euthanasia to be tabled this week — Your NZ

‘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…

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

Two days for public submissions on the Arms Amendment Bill — Your NZ

The Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill passed it’s first reading in Parliament today by 119-1. David Seymour was the only vote against the bill, but he embarrassed himself by not being urgent enough getting to the House to force the bill into urgency – he put to much urgency into talking to […]

via Two days for public submissions on the Arms Amendment Bill — Your NZ

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

Dame Tariana Turia joins campaign against David Seymour’s euthanasia Bill — Family First NZ

NewsHub 10 March 2019Family First Comment: DefendNZ is a series of documentaries featuring people with a terminal illness or disability.The campaign includes the voices of community leaders, like Former Associate Health Minister Dame Tariana Turia. “No one ever said to me ‘I want to be assisted to die’, they want to be assisted to live.” https://www.defendnz.co.nz/ #rejectassistedsuicide http://www.protect.org.nz Dame…

via Dame Tariana Turia joins campaign against David Seymour’s euthanasia Bill — Family First NZ

Seymour Struggling to Save his Contentious Euthanasia Bill — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Members of Parliament should not be seduced by David Seymour’s proposed ammendments to his euthanasia bill. Right to Life contends that Seymour knew from the outset that in order to get any Euthanasia bill across the line he had to ‘shoot for the stars’ in order to ‘get to the moon’. He knows that once…

via Seymour Struggling to Save his Contentious Euthanasia Bill — Right to Life New Zealand

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 and NZ First Missing the Point

NewConservativePRESS RELEASE

New Conservative congratulates David Seymour for copying long-held New Conservative policy on key elements of the way government should be structured (as did NZ First in the run up to the last election).

Both parties however are still missing the point. They still hold the belief that those elected have the right to overrule the wishes of the people, even if a referendum on this matter is held.

In 1999, 81.5% of New Zealand voters told the government through a CITIZEN’s Initiated Referendum (with an excellent turnout of 82.8% of voters) that they wanted less government. ACT and NZ First still fail to recognise the voters have already spoken on this.

New Conservative intends to make ALL Referenda BINDING. Bottom line. New Zealand, your voice matters!

ACT would do well to consider copying our other policies for open democracy such as, replacing conscience voting with referenda, and linking any change in MP salaries to the change in the average wage in NZ, up or down. Government reforms should go further than ACT and NZ First propose.

“This morning David Seymour said that the main reason for reducing the number of MPs was to tighten government spending heading into tough times. Not only does he not go far enough, but he completely ignores the fact that voters demanded it nearly 2 decades ago, and 10s of millions of dollars have since been wasted,” says Leighton Baker, New Conservative Leader. “New Conservative wants to tidy up New Zealand’s democracy so the people’s voice is heard. Your Nation. Your Voice.”

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Leighton Baker, Leader, New Conservative (www.nc.org.nz)
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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

Lindsay Perigo on freedom of speech — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chris Lynch interviewed Lindsay Perigo yesterday morning regarding freedom of speech. Later, Professor Paul Moon came on, then David Seymour, who suggested the Human Rights Commission should be scrapped. Lindsay Perigo makes very good points about the Human Rights Commission and their attempts to stifle freedom of speech in New Zealand. Perhaps the abolition…

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