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Teacher Unions Making It Up As They Go - Brash »

ACT Leader Don Brash today accused both the Post-Primary Teachers' Association and the New Zealand Education Institute of fabricating the truth about ACT’s education policy in order to protect their special interests. Read more

Woodhouse On Jobs: 5/10. Must Try Harder. »

Dunedin based ACT MP Hilary Calvert today gave Michael Woodhouse 5/10 for his comments in today's Otago Daily Times on job creation, saying he and the National Party still rely too heavily on government schemes to try to create jobs. Read more

National Fiddles While Education Burns—Brash »

Education Minister Anne Tolley's speech to the annual conference of the country's largest teacher union, the NZEI, provided graphic vindication of the education policy I announced at the same time, says ACT New Zealand leader Dr Don Brash. Read more

Creating new jobs. That's what it's about. »

Our youth need a chance to get on the career ladder  Read more

ACT – For Schooling that Educates »

An address to the ACT Wellington Regional Conference 2011 21 August 2011 It was Mark Twain who famously said he never let schooling interfere with his education. I suspect he’d have a lot to say about the New Zealand of 2011... Read more
ACT Now to get your schools back ACT Now to get your life - and country - back Why ACT? Meet Don
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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."


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Our People

Don Brash is the ACT Party Leader. Don is a former National Party leader and Reserve Bank Governor.

John Boscawen is ACT's Deputy Leader and leader inside Parliament. John is also a former Minister of Consumer Affairs and Associate Minister of Commerce.

Rodney Hide is the Member of Parliament for Epsom. Rodney is the Minister of Local Government and Regulatory Reform and the Associate Minister of Education.

Our other MPs are former Finance Minister Sir Roger Douglas, Heather Roy and Hilary Calvert.

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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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