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Muriel Newman: ACT – the real alternative

ACT New Zealand – the real alternative
Weekly Column by Dr Muriel Newman MP

“Muriel Newman is a parliamentarian worth her salary. She constantly takes up a cause that more circumspect, not to say politically correct, MPs would leave alone. She doggedly pursues the issue, often to the point of having a member’s bill presented to the House. That is sometimes sufficient to ensure the vastly superior legislative resources of the Government are directed to the subject.” Editorial, New Zealand Herald February 5, 2001

This Saturday you have two votes – an electorate vote for your local MP and a Party Vote for the party that best represents your concerns. If you have agreed with my weekly columns and with ACT’s vision for a free, safe and prosperous society then please support my re-election to parliament by giving ACT your party vote.

If re-elected, I will continue to fight for:
 Stronger families to ensure that children have a better future
 Reform of our family law systems including introducing Shared Parenting, opening up the Family Court and making the Child Support Act fairer
 Welfare reform giving security to those who cannot work, while requiring those who are able-bodied to move into work, independence and a better future
 To get the fundamentals right to ensure jobs, growth and a rising standard of living, through tax cuts for every worker, lower taxes than Australia and a dramatic reduction in red tape and compliance costs that hold back small business.
 A safer society through a zero tolerance approach to policing, truth in sentencing and prison reform so that prisons are more like work camps than hotels.
 One law for all, with time limits on Treaty claims and the abolition of Maori seats.
 World class education standards by replacing the experimental NCEA with external exams, by introducing bulk funding and paying good teachers more
 Cutting hospital waiting lists through a Patient Guarantee for private treatment as well as fast-tracking the certification of appropriately trained overseas doctors
 Re-building our defense capability with an air-strike force and a closer relationship with ANZUS
 A better deal for private property owners
 Equality for private tertiary training providers

Writing The Column is an on-going privilege and pleasure, and I would like to thank you most sincerely for your support for The Column and for your feedback.
Muriel Newman

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