28 Feb 2010

Pledge by ACT to cut red tape and cap Govt spending

6:37 am on 28 February 2010

ACT has wound up its annual conference pledging to cut red tape and cap Government spending.

A two day conference of party members concluded in Wellington on Saturday.

In the past year, ACT has achieved success in Government with its policy of "three strikes and out", local government reform and the 2025 taskforce.

However, Party leader Rodney Hide says delegates made it clear they are frustrated by lack of action from the National Party and would like to see the Government doing more.

Mr Hide says the party will focus this year on passing a Regulatory Responsibility Bill and placing a cap on Government spending.