Rents driving hardship as Govt delays housing reform

BY ACT at 24 April, 2018


 

This week marks six months in office for the Ardern-Peters coalition government and its indecision on fundamental housing reform is hurting New Zealanders. The Salvation Army yesterday said rising rents are causing hardship for many New Zealand families.

 

“The Government was elected to fix the housing crisis because National did nothing effective to ensure more homes were built”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“So far, Cabinet has not even considered the idea


Twyford’s state homes cost 7x more to maintain

BY ACT at 7 April, 2018


 

“Phil Twyford is spending seven times more than a private landlord in maintaining his stock of government-owned houses”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Twyford must transfer this massive liability off the government’s books by privatising all state houses and subsidising the rent of those people who truly need it.

 

“TVNZ revealed this week that the Government spends $474 million maintaining state homes. That is over $7500 a year for each state house owned


New Zealanders deserve honest appraisal of Government housing failure

BY ACT at 25 March, 2018


 

“New Zealanders deserve better than Phil Twyford’s ideological comments this morning on Q+A about a ‘market failure’ in housing”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The Government’s own officials have said that, in Auckland, land use regulation could be responsible for up to 56 per cent, or $530,000, of the cost of an average home.

 

“ACT has revealed from Written Parliamentary Questions that Cabinet hasn’t even decided whether to consider reviewing the Resource Management


Phil ‘All Talk’ Twyford Should Get Off Twitter and Replace RMA

BY ACT at 12 March, 2018


 

“Phil Twyford needs to end his petty Twitter spat with Judith Collins and team up with Environment Minister David Parker to replace the Resource Management Act”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“While Phil and Judith are trading insults online, Kiwis are hurting big time.

 

ACT can reveal from Written Parliamentary Questions that Cabinet hasn’t even decided whether to think about the RMA, after more than four months in the Beehive.

 

“Twyford and


Free Press Monday 5 March Overseas Investment Act Disaster

BY ACT at 6 March, 2018


The New Government’s Worst Legislation So Far

Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee sat for most of last week, including all day Friday in Auckland. We’re not complaining, but the reason is interesting. The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill has received 220 submissions, mostly very substantial and from the business community, who are outraged at this bill.

What it Does

Currently, any overseas person or organization with more than 25 per cent overseas ownership has to jump