Every Party but ACT is behaving like overwrought socialists
Every Party but ACT is behaving like overwrought
socialists on the sale of
are all at it, Mr Key, Mr Peters, Mr Craig and Mr Cunliffe.
National New Zealand First the Conservatives and the Labour
Party telling New Zealand Farmers who they can sell, their
This xenophobic populism simply to get votes
risks permanent damage to the property rights of New
ACT values the rights citizens have in their
most important asset, their property. Government bossing
property owners as to whom they can sell land is trampling
on the rights of property owners.
Who anyone sells his or
her land to should be of no more concern to the Government
than the sale of a beach house.
“The Overseas Investment
Office approval process should only apply to significant
ACT calls for the sale of privately owned farmland
to be removed from the criteria considered by the Overseas
Investment Office process.
Only the ACT Party stands in
the farmers and property owner’s corner saying property
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>