David Seymour debuts new-look Act Party at relaunch event

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Politics Central,
Publish Date
Sunday, 16 June 2019, 3:49PM

Listen to the audio above as David Seymour, leader of the ACT Party, joins the Weekend Collective.

Freedom is the buzz word at the ACT Party's relaunch in Auckland today.

It's announced a freedom to earn, and a freedom of education policy, to go alongside its freedom of speech pledge.

ACT Party leader David Seymour says they plan to bring in a universal tax rate which would be 17.5 percent.

He says the government shouldn't be taking more money from people as a punishment for success.

As part of the relaunch, ACT has added the colour pink to its logo and called today's conference the party's watershed moment.

Leader David Seymour says the colour change represents a modernisation and shows the party is inclusive.

He says it's not about any particular group - but with the colours yellow, blue and pink they cover everybody.

Speakers at its annual conference also highlighted free speech policy and opposition to gun laws passed after the Christchurch shootings.

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