Healthy Homes Bill Hurts The People It Claims To Help

BY ACT at 28 November, 2017


“Everybody agrees with the idea that people should have access to a healthy, warm and dry home,” says ACT leader David Seymour.

“The new Government will today continue pushing its Healthy Homes Bill through Parliament but while it may have good intentions it will only serve to hurt the people it claims to help – people living in cold and damp homes.

“All this Bill will do is impose additional costs on landlords which

ACT will declare Housing State of Emergency  

BY David Seymour at 21 September, 2017

ACT will insist the next government declare a Housing State of Emergency in Auckland to allow the building of new homes within the first 100 days, leader David Seymour said today.

“The pipeline and the Kaikoura earthquake has shown the government can swing into action to deal with crises. With children dying and teachers fleeing the city, It is past time we let builders and developers get on with the job of dealing with the housing

National pumps up house prices with HomeStart bribe

BY David Seymour at 10 September, 2017

National’s latest bribe will only drive up house prices and shows neither major party even wants to fix the housing crisis, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“It’s an admission of National’s failure to fix the fundamentals of our housing crisis. Instead of getting homes built, they’re trying to soothe home buyers’ pain with a bribe.

“Only a few months of flat price growth has scared National into propping up investors’ capital gains with taxpayer money.

National adopts ACT’s planning policy

BY David Seymour at 4 September, 2017

National adopting ACT’s policy of separate urban planning laws shows why it needs ACT to supply the ideas for a centre-right Government, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Biggest threat to children’s lives? The housing shortage

BY David Seymour at 30 August, 2017

Two reports this morning should serve to snap politicians’ focus back onto our broken housing market, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“A story about sleeping ‘pods’ in Auckland advertised at $200 a week shows how absurd our housing crisis has become. You’d expect demand for sleeping pods in Hong Kong, but it’s insane that this could be a viable business in a country with abundant space for housing.

“But even more distressing is