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Boscawen's Bill Offers Solution For All »


ACT New Zealand MP John Boscawen was today delighted that his Crimes (Reasonable Parental Control and Correction) Amendment Private Member's Bill had been drawn from the Ballot and said that – in the wake of the Anti-Smacking Referendum result – it could not have come at a better time.

Heather Roy's Diary »


Last night an overwhelming majority - over 1.4million of the 1.6 million who voted in the Anti-Smacking Referendum - sent a strong message to Government. Most parents made it crystal clear that light smacking for the purpose of correction should not be a criminal offence. We all know there is a huge difference between disciplining children and brutal abuse, and Kiwi parents are tired of being told how to discipline and raise their children.

Result No Surprise »


ACT New Zealand MP John Boscawen was tonight pleased – but unsurprised – that 87.6 percent the 1,622,150 Kiwis who participated in the Anti-Smacking Referendum citizens voted ‘NO’.

Time For The Politicians To Listen »


ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Heather Roy today welcomed news that 87.6 percent of the 1,622,150 New Zealanders who voted in the Anti-Smacking Referendum have exercised their right to democracy and voted ‘NO’

Inquiry Step In Right Direction »


ACT New Zealand Finance Company Spokesman John Boscawen today welcomed the Commerce Select Committee’s decision to conduct an inquiry into the failing finance company sector that has ruined so many Kiwis’ lives.

About ACT

National/ACT Agreement

"I see National and ACT's Confidence and Supply Agreement as a victory for democracy.

A week ago New Zealand voted for a Centre-Right government and today, with this historic agreement, we have one.

All our discussions this week indicate we have the basis for a long and fruitful relationship based on mutual respect.

This isn't an agreement cobbled together out of self-interest, but one developed through our shared vision to create a better and brighter future for New Zealand."
- Rodney Hide

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Our MPs

ACT currently has five MPs in the New Zealand Parliament.

Rodney Hide is the ACT Leader and MP for Epsom. Rodney is the Minister of Local Government and Regulatory Reform and the Associate Minister of Commerce.

Heather Roy is ACT's Deputy Leader and Party Whip. Heather is the Minister of Consumer Affairs and Associate Minister of Defence and Education.

Former Finance Minister Sir Roger Douglas is ACT's third MP and is joined by new MPs John Boscawen and David Garrett.

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Our Policies

At the 2008 election, ACT produced a 20 Point Plan to turn New Zealand around and help us catch up to Australia over the coming years.

The plan covers a wide range of issues from Government Expenditure and Taxation to Law And Order and Climate Change and there are also detailed policy documents available for each point of the plan.

The Confidence And Supply Agreement between ACT and National covers many of the points in the plan and ACT will also work to towards improved policy in the other areas over the next three years.

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