Latest Press Releases

Ban junk food advertising on television

12 October 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

Big spending announcements by the major parties have ignored the real problems the country needs to front up to, Social Credit Party Leader, Chris Leitch says.
One of the biggest heading our way is the freight train of obesity.
Successive governments have ignored calls from the likes of Professor Boyd Swinburn, and others, to take action on this health disaster that’s already on our doorstep. Read more ...


Gov't should wipe all DHB slates clean

02 October 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

The government’s decision to write off the debt for the Canterbury District Health Board has been applauded by Social Credit Party Leader, Chris Leitch.
It is what we called for at the end of August.
The crisis at the Canterbury District Health Board highlights the stupidity of health boards being in debt to the government and requiring them to pay a 6 per cent capital charge for the land and buildings hospitals occupy.
The capital charge is currently twenty four times higher than the official cash rate of 0.25 per cent. Read more ...


Four year term self-serving power grab

01 October 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

Suggestions by the two J’s on the Leader’s Debate that they both favour a four year parliamentary term are simply a self serving attempt to further entrench the two party dominance of New Zealand’s political scene.This is a classic example of the two old parties working together in an effort to keep other parties out of the political game.Just as in the 1992 Tamaki by-election when Labour turned its entire canvassing data over to National when polls showed that the Alliance was likely to take the formerly safe seat off National. Read more ...


6,000 homeless in motels a national disgrace

30 September 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

It is a national disgrace that 6,000 Kiwis are being accommodated in motels, and a further 7,000 were in transitional housing, camping grounds, boarding houses, and other temporary accommodation.
Another 31,000 are staying with others in a severely crowded dwelling.
Even middle income earners are finding it difficult to afford an accessible and decent home with often 60 to 80 percent of household income going on paying the rent. Read more ...

Former Aussie Treasurer, Paul Keating, backing Social Credit

28 September 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

Former Australian Treasurer, Paul Keating, is backing Social Credit’s call for New Zealand’s central bank to buy government bonds directly from Treasury instead of on the secondary market.
In a letter to Australian media, he criticised Australian Reserve Bank officials for lacking the courage to break with economic orthodoxy to allow monetary financing of deficit spending, and said they are too concerned about what other central bankers would think if Australia went down that path. Read more ...


Social Credit condemns Assange show trial

25 September 2020

by Amanda Vickers, candidate for Otaki

The show trial for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange bears all the hallmarks of one that might be expected in China or Russia, not one by New Zealand's allies, the UK and the US.

Social Credit strongly condemns the action and contends Assange should be released immediately and receive full compensation. The foundations of the justice system have been compromised on multiple levels and the Rule of Law sidelined. Read more ...


Controversial Westland Milk sale goes to court 

11 September 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

The Government’s involvement in the controversial decision to approve the sale of Westland Milk Products to a company wholly owned by Chinese conglomerate Inner Mongolian Yili will be under the spotlight in the High Court next week.

The hearing of Social Credit’s judicial review of last year’s Overseas Investment Office decision to approve the sale is set to start on Monday September 14th.

Read more ...

TV debate criteria condemned

09 September 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

The just announced TVNZ change to the criteria for its election debates is unjust, unfair, and an affront to voters.
To serve real democracy, it should be giving all serious political parties the opportunity to put their views in front of voters.
At the launch of her book "Promises Promises - 80 years of wooing New Zealand voters" last year, Massey University professor of communication design Claire Robinson pointed out that "New ideas don't come from the centre where National and Labour reside but from the margins which are the home of the smaller parties." Read more ...

Collins challenged on debt repayment

05 September 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

Social Credit Party leader Chris Leitch has challenged National Leader Judith Collins to spell out how her party intends to repay what she termed the “significant” amount of debt taken out by the Coalition Government.
In her speech to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce on Friday she said “What is really important to us is that we do pay our bills”, so New Zealanders deserve to know how a National government will do that.
Will it raise taxes? Read more ...


Auditor General Investigation

02 September 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

Social Credit has asked the auditor general to investigate the possible misuse
of taxpayer-funded Parliamentary Services money for election campaigning
by National's Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti.
The request for the investigation cites a series of newspaper adverts in the
Northern Advocate and Whangarei Leader newspapers, many of which are
full page size. Read more ...


Outdoors party candidate resigns and joins Social Credit

27 August 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

The Northland electorate candidate for the Outdoors Party has resigned and joined Social Credit. Brad Flutey had already attended one public meeting as the Outdoors Party candidate.
He was one of the early candidates selected by the Outdoors Party and had been writing a comprehensive 80 page policy document to extend its previously limited policy offering. In the course of researching policies of other parties he came across Social Credit. Read more ...


Tax Payers' Union Promotes Social Credit Policy

25 August 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

The Taxpayers’ Union has started promoting Social Credit policy in the run up to this year's general election.
On Friday it put out an email to all its supporters calling for the adoption of Recall - a process that would enable voters to force elected representatives to stand down and face a by-election.
Recall, along with Binding Citizens Initiated Referenda has been a central plank of Social Credit policy for more than forty years. Read More ...


Capital Charge Regime Must Go

21 August 2020

by Chris Leitch, Leader

The crisis at the Canterbury District Health Board highlights the stupidity of health boards being in debt to the government and requiring them to pay a capital charge for the land and buildings hospitals occupy.
While the problem may not be of the Labour Coalition government’s making, it is one that they could solve in a matter of minutes. Read more ...

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