Politics in Full Sentences: ACT New Zealand Podcast

Politics in Full Sentences - ACT NZ Podcast

The ACT Party’s weekly podcast for those who love free markets and free minds. Each episode covers off the week in politics and one big idea for a better tomorrow. Hosted by Ruwan Premathilaka with regular guests ACT Leader David Seymour and Deputy Leader Beth Houlbrooke.

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The Government’s gun ‘buyback’ and ACT’s alternative

ACT Leader David Seymour and Kiwi Gun Blog’s Mike Loder discuss the Government’s gun ‘buyback’. Has it been a failure, how many guns will go underground, and will this make us less safe? Our guests also discuss whether the Government should instead be targeting gangs and criminals. And with more firearms legislation on the horizon, Seymour and Loder consider whether a gun register can work. After two recent cases of missing firearms, we ask whether Police are equipped to carry out the gun ‘buyback’. We also look at ACT’s firearms policy.

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Free speech, a new car tax, and the gun buyback

Brooke van Velden reports back from a recent debate on criminalizing free speech in New Zealand. The Government targets cheap, reliable cars with a new tax. What happened to Labour’s promise of no new taxes? And two recent incidents call into question Police’s ability to carry out the gun buyback. Has Parliament thrown the cops a hospital pass?

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ACT’s Campaign for Freedom of Expression: https://freespeech.act.org.nz/

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The plastic bag ban and taxpayer handouts for Amazon

This week, Ruwan, David and Beth discuss the Government’s ban on plastic bags. What will the unintended consequences be? What is ACT’s alternative? And Amazon, run by the richest man in the world, is set to film the Lord of the Rings TV show in New Zealand. But taxpayers may need to fork out about $375 million Jeff Bezos’ company to make it happen. Is it worth it? Or should that money be put to better uses?

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ACT’s Campaign for Freedom of Expression: https://freespeech.act.org.nz/

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End of Life Choice, Israel Folau, free speech and the gun buyback

This week, on ‘Politics in Full Sentences‘ the Israel Folau saga is discussed. Is his right to free speech being denied or is this the marketplace of ideas at work? Also, the Government’s gun buyback scheme is going from bad to worse. Why is it rushing the process, ignoring the experts, and failing to pay gun owners what their firearms are worth? And what risks does this approach carry?

Hosted by Ruwan Premathilaka with regular guests ACT Leader David Seymour and Deputy Leader Beth Houlbrooke.

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ACTion and ReACTion to the big relaunch

This week we take a break from our usual schedule to introduce ACT’s newly elected President Tim Jago and sum up the party’s relaunch. We’re talking about a flat tax of 17.5 per cent, the free speech debate, and putting parents in charge of the nation’s education budget. How do these polices work, why are they important, and how have people reacted? We point our media commentators whose brains have exploded in the face of a policy discussion, and update the rankings of ACT’s external fundraising team with a new entrant in the form of Labour’s Chris Hipkins.

 

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NZ Budget 2019 and Improving Education

The inaugural episode of ‘Politics in Full Sentences‘, the ACT Party’s weekly podcast for those who love free markets and free minds. Each episode covers off the week in politics and one big idea for a better tomorrow. This week discusses the coalition Government’s 2019 Budget and thoughts on improving education in New Zealand.

Hosted by Ruwan Premathilaka with regular guests ACT Leader David Seymour and Deputy Leader Beth Houlbrooke.

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