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Call For New Zealanders To Get On-board With Rail Safety

Published: Mon 8 Aug 2022 10:26 AM
With additional trains operating across the network, powered by the Government’s investment in rail, there is need for a renewed focus on rail safety, Transport Minister Michael Wood emphasised at the launch of Rail Safety Week 2022. “Over the last ... Read more...

Speech To The 2022 National Party Annual Conference

Published: Sun 7 Aug 2022 07:26 PM
Kia ora! What a brilliant conference! The energy wave from this weekend will carry us right through to election year and I say: bring it on. We’ve had a fantastic weekend. So many great sessions. So many good ideas. So much ambition. I want to ... Read more...

ACT Welcomes National Party’s Welfare Move

Published: Sun 7 Aug 2022 01:27 PM
"ACT welcomes the National Party’s move towards mutual obligation in welfare. Requiring case management for long term and young beneficiaries is good policy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT has long said welfare should inspire people ... Read more...

National To Shift Young People Off Welfare Into Work

Published: Sun 7 Aug 2022 01:24 PM
A National Government will take a new approach to reducing benefit dependency among young people because they and taxpayers are being failed, National Party Leader Christopher Luxon and Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston say. “It ... Read more...

Australia Beats Us Again, This Time With Medical Professionals

Published: Sun 7 Aug 2022 01:22 PM
“The ACT Party can reveal that New Zealand has around 420 fewer nurses per 100,000 people than our Aussie cousins and 130 fewer doctors,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “New Zealand needs to everything we can ... Read more...

ACT's Seventh Member's Bill This Term Shows Depth Of Ideas

Published: Sun 7 Aug 2022 01:14 PM
“The ACT Party has once again shown we are the leaders of the proposition with our seventh Member’s Bill this term to be read in Parliament,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT is focussed on real change. That’s why this term we’ve ... Read more...

Indexation Is Not The Answer

Published: Sat 6 Aug 2022 06:47 PM
“National and Labour can spend all the time it wants arguing over whether The National Party’s policy of Tax Indexation is in or out – but the argument should be about whether this is good public policy. ACT says it’s not,” says ACT Leader ... Read more...

Minister Must Review World’s Most Inflexible Isolation Rules

Published: Sat 6 Aug 2022 12:25 PM
“New Zealand should dump the world’s strictest COVID-isolation rules, with no other jurisdiction requiring seven days mandatory isolation for cases and household contacts,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “COVID-19 Response Minister Ayesha ... Read more...

Speech To The National Party Conference 2022: Getting Our Economy Working For You

Published: Sat 6 Aug 2022 12:19 PM
6 August 2022 Greetings everybody. It feels so good to be here in Christchurch with you. To each and every one of you, President Peter Goodfellow, Board Members, Regional Chairs, office holders, Parliamentary colleagues, members and volunteers, thank you. ... Read more...

Five Years Of Failure For Light Rail

Published: Fri 5 Aug 2022 11:14 AM
Construction of light rail in Auckland might not begin until 2025 despite tomorrow marking five years since Jacinda Ardern announced it would be delivered to Mt Roskill by 2021, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Not only have ... Read more...
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