Politics in Full Sentences: ACT New Zealand 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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Entrepreneur Kenyon Clarke talks Business, Housing, and End of Life Choice

This week in Politics in Full Sentences, businessman, entrepreneur and humanitarian Kenyon Clarke talks about business, housing, and succeeding against tough odds. He recovered from the Great Financial Crisis by building a world class company to tackle the housing crisis. Kenyon shares how he came through those tough times, and what is needed to get more New Zealanders into homes now. He also opens up on why he supports the End of Life Choice Bill, and others should too. Added in is all the usual reviews of the political week; the Rugby World Cup licensing hours, and why David Seymour doesn’t get invited to the Police Minister’s birthday.

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Jacinda Ardern lectures other countries, Labour goes soft on criminals, ACT launches Firearm policy

In this episode of Politics in Full Sentences, David, Brooke and Ruwan discuss why Jacinda Ardern is overseas lecturing other countries when our economy is in trouble. Also, why did Andrew Little call ACT’s three strikes law “fascism”, and will he give prisoners the right to vote? In contrast to this Muldoonist approach, ACT has consulted the community to generate a new firearm law.

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Jacinda Ardern’s “Wellbeing” philosophy and the Resource Management Act.

This week, Ruwan and David sit down with Chris Simpson from the Waikato Chamber of Commerce. Why does good government matter? Jacinda Ardern was in Australia last week and tried to answer that question. Is there anything to her philosophy of “Wellbeing”. And is she doing anything to improve wages for working New Zealanders or is she too focused on trendy issues like banning plastic bags? The Government has signaled it will overhaul the Resource Management Act. What does it mean for people who want to own a house and why has it taken so long to cut planning red tape?

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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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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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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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