Posts Tagged ‘David Seymour’

MP gets cross party support and a security escort

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Green MP Golriz Ghahraman is being accompanied by a security escort at all times following a series of death threats. The MP has seen a significant escalation in threats of violence following comments by ACT MP David Seymour, a source told Stuff. Ghahraman is an Iranian-Kiwi refugee, lucky to escape war and persecution as a Read more

Hate Speech – who decides what is insulting or offensive?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has told Newshub that her government won’t ban criticism of religious groups, but it is reviewing whether New Zealand laws go far enough in stopping violence against them. Both ACT party leader David Seymour and Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki appear to agree that people should be allowed to express their Read more

Ninety per cent of submissions oppose assisted dying bill

Monday, April 1st, 2019

More than 90 per cent of New Zealanders who made submissions oppose the End of Life Choice Bill. The Care Alliance analysed virtually all of the more than 38,000 submissions made to Parliament’s justice select committee on Act leader David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill. It found that 90.2 per cent opposed the bill, Read more

David Seymour and Bill English debate euthanasia bill

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Emotions were running high as vocal proponents for and against euthanasia debated the controversial issue at a public meeting in Wellington, with doctor culpability and protections for the vulnerable both front and centre. Continue reading Related Posts:Italy’s constitutional court rejects euthanasia referendumAustralian PM revisits religious freedom fightDon’t dump religious discrimination billColombian clinic reverses decision on Read more

End of Life Choice Bill contains flaws that are impossible to fix

Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Parliament has started hearing submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill, and if the last round of submissions is anything to go by, they’ll hear a lot of opposition. In response, MPs may be tempted to think they can fix the Bill—narrowing the scope, tightening the wording, maybe limiting it to terminal illness and Read more

David Seymour wants to cancel public holidays except Anzac and Waitangi

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

On Wednesday, the MP was asked to share his thoughts on whether Matariki should become one of New Zealand’s public holidays. “I think people should be able to make their own holiday arrangements. We don’t need the Government to tell us when to take the day off.” Read more Related Posts:Catholic institutions support Matariki Public Read more

Euthanasia Bill clearly intends to go beyond terminal illness

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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“What is clear is that this Bill intends to go beyond terminal illness; what is unclear is exactly what conditions are in or out,” says the Disability Rights Commissioner. “It is readily apparent that the scope is unclear and misunderstood,” said Paula Tesoriero. Paula Tesoriero published a scathing assessment of David Seymour’s End of Life Read more

Seymour warns about neighbours with mental health issues

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Act Party leader and Epsom MP David Seymour has been accused of fuelling prejudice after he sent a letter to constituents warning that tenants in a new housing development could have mental health issues. Seymour stands by the letter, saying that the social housing development had a history of anti-social behaviour and he was “telling Read more

Seymour bill, nonsense. Cannot be fixed

Monday, March 19th, 2018
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David Seymour claims that submissions opposing his bill are the result of a campaign of “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt” from an anti –assisted dying lobby spouting mistruths about the bill. He is seeking to influence the Justice Select Committee to reject submissions and in so doing undermining the democratic process. Seymour’s baseless allegations are deeply Read more

ACT party says people on benefit should not have babies

Monday, August 28th, 2017

ACT party leader David Seymour says if his party helps form the next Government, beneficiaries who “keep having children” will have their financial freedom taken away. Speaking in the minor party leaders debate last Saturday Seymour said having babies while on the benefit was an “outrage” to working parents, and “the biggest driver of child poverty Read more