David Seymour heads ACT. The ACT Party was founded upon classical liberal principles which form the basis for free and prosperous communities. Free speech, free trade, limited and smarter government, the rule of law and secure property rights are at the core of these principles. They believe that New Zealand needs to reconnect with the values of civic society, which include honesty, compassion, enterprise, community service, personal responsibility, tolerance and civility.
Act believes that the current Superannuation scheme is unsustainable. Raise the retirement age. Starting in 2020 we will raise the age of entitlement to Super from 65 to 67, at a rate of two months per year, finishing in 2032.
Act will remove New Zealand’s large cities from the Resource Management Act, and create separate urban development legislation, prioritising land supply and reducing red tape on developers. They will incentivise councils to consent more land for development and build more infrastructure, by sharing a portion of GST levied on construction. Also, ACT will get Councils out of the building standards process, by replacing council building inspections and compliance with a mandatory private insurance regime for buildings.
ACT Leader David Seymour is welcoming another poll that shows overwhelming public support for legalising assisted dying. The Horizon Poll commissioned by the End-of-Life Choice Society shows support at 75 per cent in favour, versus 11 per cent opposed.
ACT will continue to be a pro-immigration party, honouring our heritage as a nation of immigrants, while trimming back overly generous entitlements such as pensions after only ten years’ residency.
Continue to advocate for continued and more generous state support for those with physical or mental conditions who require support, including improved access to supported living arrangements for those with serious mental illness