ETS: It’s Time for a Review

Friday, May 7, 2010

Speech to the Mid-Canterbury Federated Farmers Annual General Meeting, Ashburton Trust Events Centre, Christchurch, 7 May 2010.
Key points:
- Electricity increases by 5% and petrol by 4¢/litre from July 1; double again in 2013
- All farmers face ETS costs from July 1 this year
- David Carter’s 2.5 cents/kg milk solids cost figure does not show the …

ETS: Time for a Stock take

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

John Boscawen MP speech to ETS Public Meeting; Beach Street Hall, Beach Street, New Plymouth; Tuesday May 4, 2010.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much for taking the opportunity to come this evening.
This is the seventh and final speech in my two day tour through the Waikato and Taranaki regions. Once again we …

Windfall Profits to Our Power Companies and Government because of New Zealand’s ETS

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Speech to New Zealand Grey Power Federation Annual General Meeting, College House, 100 Waimairi Road, Ilam, Christchurch, Wednesday, April 14 2010.
Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity to address your AGM this morning.
To President Les Howard, and your executive, I sincerely appreciate your adjusting your programme to accommodate me and the very important issue …

Boscawen to Support Dalziel’s Illegal Contracts Amendment Bill

Friday, March 19, 2010

Speech to ING/ANZ Frozen Funds Group, Napier, Friday, 19 March 2010.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.
Thank you for your invitation to speak at this function this afternoon.
Firstly, may I congratulate you on the professionalism of your organisation and the dedication of the very many members who have been instrumental in getting this issue into the public …

No Second Class Citizens

Sunday, June 28, 2009

John Boscawen – Speech to ACT Wellington Regional Conference
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is just over seven months since I was elected an ACT MP. From the moment I arrived in Parliament I was constantly aware of the privileges of an MP and the privilege to represent you, as we try to create a more prosperous society.
To …

Strong Message is Needed for Change

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
It is a great privilege and a real challenge to be selected as ACT’s candidate to contest the Mt Albert by-election.
I have a personal family link to the electorate that goes back over a century.
My great-grandfather, Hugh Boscawen, was aide de compe to five Governors-General.
He was also an early surveyor in …

ACT Welcomes Inquiry Support

Thursday, March 26, 2009

ACT New Zealand MP John Boscawen today praised the announcement from Commerce Minister Simon Power that he would welcome a Select Committee inquiry into the failure of finance companies – some of which had been a blight on the national economy and on New Zealand’s ‘mum and dad’ investors.
“This is an issue that I raised …

The Safety of Your Savings

Saturday, March 14, 2009

John Boscawen MP Speech to ACT Annual Conference 2009; Raye Freedman Centre, Epsom Girls’ Grammar, Silver Rd, Epsom, Auckland; Saturday, March 14 2009
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have attended and spoken at many ACT conferences over the past 13 years – but this is my first as an ACT MP.
I would like to start – as I …

John Boscawen’s Maiden Speech To Parliament

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Firstly Sir let me congratulate you and your colleagues on your appointments as Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Assistant Speakers respectively. I also acknowledge and congratulate all new members of Parliament and wish you well in your new careers.
I too am humbled, privileged and honoured to have been elected an ACT list MP – and for …