Press Releases

Winston’s Attack on Chinese Community Sad And Unfounded

Monday, July 8, 2013

Winston Peters efforts to drive a wedge between the Chinese community and the rest of New Zealand is a sad attempt to engender support for his party and deliberately ignores the positive contribution the Chinese community makes to New Zealand, ACT Party President John Boscawen said today.
“In a speech today, Winston …

‘Schoolyard Bully’ Tag Undermines Serious Violent Crime

Monday, July 8, 2013

The suggestion by Victoria University Criminologist John Pratt that second striker Elijah Whaanga is nothing more than a ‘schoolyard bully’ who is being unfairly punished by the three strikes regime is absolute rubbish, ACT Party President John Boscawen said today.
Mr Pratt made the comments on Radio New Zealand’s Nine To Noon show …

David Parker’s ETS Admission Piles Contradiction On Contradiction

Monday, July 8, 2013

Labour Finance Spokesman David Parker’s neat and succinct criticism of Labour’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) piles contradiction on contradiction, ACT Party President & ETS Spokesman John Boscawen said today.
“In a press release this afternoon, Mr Parker said ‘gas and coal generators’ carbon costs are incorporated into the price paid to hydro, …

Labour and Greens hypocritical over power prices

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Labour/Green’s scheme to nationalise the electricity sector because they ‘care’ about power prices is hypocritical when they were responsible for introducing an Emissions Trading Scheme which pushed up the price of power, ACT Party President & ETS Spokesman John Boscawen said today.
“The whole point of their Emissions Trading Scheme was …

Cabinet Approves Consumer Law Reform Bill

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Minister of Consumer Affairs John Boscawen was today pleased to announce that the Consumer Law Reform Bill has been approved by Cabinet and will be tabled in Parliament for consideration when the House reconvenes early next month.
“ACT and National in Government are committed to ensuring that New Zealand consumer law is effective and workable.  The …

ETS Credibility? What Credibility?

Friday, April 8, 2011

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today questioned how Environment Commissioner Dr Jan Wright could call for a strengthening of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in order to maintain its credibility when the fact is that it has no credibility to begin with.
“For the ETS to have any semblance of credibility the …

Minister Launches Scam Awareness Week 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Minister of Consumer Affairs John Boscawen today launched Scam Awareness Week 2011 – a joint annual initiative run by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, as part of an Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) campaign, and focused on raising awareness of scams in the community.
“According to research commissioned by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, New Zealanders …

Ensuring Consumer Confidence In The Financial Sector

Friday, April 1, 2011

Yesterday was the deadline for financial advisers to join a free dispute resolution scheme, meaning that consumers and small businesses can get independent assistance if they have a dispute with a financial service provider, Minister of Consumer Affairs John Boscawen said today.
“This was the final stage of the implementation of the Financial Service Providers Dispute …

ACT Urges Mining Rethink

Thursday, March 17, 2011

ACT Deputy Leader John Boscawen was today appalled that the National Government refuses to even consider ACT’s mining proposal – despite this being one of the best options we have available for improving the dire state of the national economy.
“In Parliament today, in response to my Oral Question, Finance Minister Bill English ruled out prospecting …

Consumer Law Reform Bill To Go Before Parliament

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Minister of Consumer Affairs John Boscawen today announced that a Consumer Law Reform Bill to strengthen consumers’ rights and simplify business compliance will be introduced to Parliament later this year.
“The Consumer Law Reform Bill represents the most significant changes to consumer laws in more than two decades and brings much-needed clarity in an era of …