Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


ACT Buoyed by Positive Caucus Retreat

ACT Buoyed by Positive Caucus Retreat

Friday 26 Oct 2001 Richard Prebble Press Releases -- Other

The ACT Party has held a successful three-day caucus retreat in Hamilton, leader Richard Prebble says.

"ACT has reviewed the political scene after the events of September 11, the election of Bill English as National Party leader and the government's handling of issues such as Air New Zealand, defence, the superannuation fund and the GE debate," Mr Prebble said.

"While we understand the reasons why Bill English is taking National into the middle ground, this opens up opportunities for ACT. ACT is now the voters' insurance that National can't just become a tweedle-dum party to Labour.

"It appears to ACT that the coalition have no clear vision or coherent policy and are just dithering, waiting for polling to tell them what to do.

"ACT is encouraged by the election of decisive local body candidates who are pro free enterprise, such as John Banks.

"Our party organisation and membership are in good shape and we expect to once again to run the most effective campaign at the next election.

"ACT has a clear brand, well thought-through policies such as low tax, and top-quality candidates," Mr Prebble said.

ENDS


For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news