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Looking ahead after a successful conference

Looking ahead after a successful conference

Press Release: ACT New Zealand
January 4, 2014, 7:05pm

"Saturday's conference was a real success, with a turnout of over 260 at the day's peak. A beautiful venue and speakers of great quality contributed to a sense of invigoration for the party," said ACT Leader Jamie Whyte.

"In my first official speech as leader, I indicated some of ACT's major policy priorities, including lower tax, welfare reform, and starting from a clean slate with the RMA - which currently sees pensioners being threatened with prison for chopping down dangerous trees on their property.

"I also announced that we will be releasing a 'three strikes' policy for burglary - a crime which has caused stress and fear for countless New Zealanders.

"ACT's existing 'three strikes and you're out' rule is working as a strong deterrent to violent crime. Had such a law been introduced earlier, many lives could have been saved.

"ACT always does careful research and costings of all our policies, which is why we did not finalise details of these policies this early in the year. Our policies on tax, superannuation, welfare reform, the RMA, crime, and more will all be thoroughly researched and released in comprehensive policy papers well before the election.

"New Zealand will be hearing a lot more from ACT over the coming months."

ENDS

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