Press Releases

National Must Open Its Eyes On ETS

Monday, November 15, 2010

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today urged the Government to open its eyes and see what New Zealanders have already begun to realise – that the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) poses an enormous risk to our standard of living for absolutely no environmental benefit.
 
“The climate change survey released today shows more …

ETS Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Monday, November 8, 2010

President Obama’s decision to abandon his planned Emissions Trading Scheme is further proof that New Zealand is now completely isolated from its major trading partners; the National Government’s ETS chickens are predictably coming home to roost – to the detriment of all New Zealanders, ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen said today.
 
“National …

Citizens Advice Bureau To Provide “One Door”

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Minister of Consumer Affairs John Boscawen was today pleased to announce that the new digital strategy of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) meets all the Government’s criteria for a single portal consumers can access in the event of a dispute or complaint – ‘One Door’.
 
“Consumers must currently navigate their way through a myriad of bodies …

Scrap the ETS Before Things Get Worse

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today renewed his call for the Government to scrap the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) following revelations that the price of coal – which has risen as much as 40 percent for some companies – is forcing New Zealanders out of business.
“I predicted that the ETS – …

Minister Announces Reserve Dispute Resolution Scheme

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Minister of Consumer Affairs John Boscawen today announced that Financial Dispute Resolution, and the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, have been formally approved as financial service dispute resolution schemes under the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act.
 
“The Banking Ombudsman Scheme has operated for 18 years with professionalism and integrity.  It has played a significant role …

Adjudicators Report Increased Motor Vehicle Sales Disputes

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Minister of Consumer Affairs John Boscawen today released the annual reports of Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal (MVDT) adjudicators Chris Cornwell and Nicola Wills for the period July 1 2009-June 30 2010.
 
“The MVDT provides a low-cost option through which consumers can have motor vehicle disputes addressed.  These reports summarise applications the Tribunal dealt with during the …

NZ Loses as Aussie Confirms No ETS Before 2012

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The announcement by new Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard that Australia will not have an ETS before 2012, shows what a huge mistake the National Government has made by pushing ahead with our scheme in New Zealand, ACT New Zealand Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen said today.
“We are now guaranteed to be at a competitive …

Kiwi Families to Freeze While Forest Owners Make Millions

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dr Nick Smith seems more than happy to let Kiwi families, already struggling to pay their power bills, simply freeze as the ETS increases electricity prices – while millions of dollars go to forestry owners, ACT New Zealand Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen said today.
“In question time today, I asked him what he would say …

ETS Protest Heads to Parliament

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Protesters will converge on the steps of Parliament today to voice their opposition on the Government’s decision to push ahead with what Dr Nick Smith has said is the most comprehensive Emissions Trading Scheme in the world. The protest has been jointly organised by Federated Farmers member Brian Anselmi and the Climate Realists Network.
Guest speakers …

Protesters Right-NZ Has the World’s Most Comprehensive ETS

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Minister for Climate Change Issues Hon Dr Nick Smith today affirmed that when New Zealand extends it ETS on July 1 this year to cover transport, industrial and energy emissions, it will be the most comprehensive ETS in the world, ACT Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen said today.
Dr Smith originally made that claim during …