Tag Archives: NZ ACT Party

Why Does Labour Always Wait until It’s a Crisis? — The BFD

Dr James McDowallACT Immigration spokesperson The Labour Party has left business owners in a state of distress for far longer than was necessary with some going to the wall or suffering from mental health problems as a result of the Government preventing workers from coming here. ACT welcomes RSE workers from Tonga, Vanuatu and Samoa…

via Why Does Labour Always Wait until It’s a Crisis? — The BFD

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…

via ACT’s Law and Order policy — Kiwiblog

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

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…

via A great idea from ACT — Kiwiblog

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

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

‘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

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

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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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

Call for the government to reverse their position on partnership schools — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

ACT leader David Seymour has said that Education Minister Chris Hipkins must now reverse his decision to close partnership schools after the final report from independent consultants Martin Jenkins “has painted a glowing picture of the model.” He pointed out that if the report has found that partnership schools were failing, Chris Hipkins would have been shouting…

via Call for the government to reverse their position on partnership schools — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Charter school report – ‘most parents happy’ — Your NZ

A report into Partnership Schools says that there have been positive results and most parents are happy, but it was too soon to judge academic achievement. David Seymour says that it justifies a reversing of the current Government policy to close Partnership Schools, but Minister of Education Chris Hipkins says “does not tell us much” […]

via Charter school report – ‘most parents happy’ — Your NZ

Labour once again moves to screw over even more disadvantaged kids — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Government has scrapped a scholarship scheme designed by National and ACT in 2009 to support disadvantaged teenagers into private high schools, a decision which National has dubbed “a disgrace”. National and ACT combined in 2009 to introduce the Aspire scholarships in 2009, which cost more than $4 million a year. The new Government announced on…

via Labour once again moves to screw over even more disadvantaged kids — Kiwiblog

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.…

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

Major Campaign Launched Against Euthanasia Bill — Family First NZ

Media Release 13 December 2017 In response to ACT MP David Seymour’s euthanasia bill passing it’s 1st Reading tonight, Family First NZ is immediately launching a strong nationwide campaign to stop the flawed and dangerous bill. Family First will be releasing a 16-page resource this week to help families and organisations flood the Select Committee…

via Major Campaign Launched Against Euthanasia Bill — Family First NZ

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

The End of Life Choice bill a Poison Chalice — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release Friday 1st Dec 2017 David Seymour MP leader of ACT, is endeavouring to entice Members of Parliament to support his highly contentious End of Life Choice bill that may have its first reading before Christmas. Last week, the Victorian Lower House passed the controversial and bitterly opposed Voluntary Assisted Dying bill. It is…

via The End of Life Choice bill a Poison Chalice — Right to Life New Zealand

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…

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