Mayoral Housing Taskforce adopts three ACT policies

BY David Seymour at 13 June, 2017


“Phil Goff’s Mayoral Housing Taskforce has adopted three of the ideas ACT laid out in our January State of the Nation address,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Replacing current building regulations with a mandatory insurance scheme is a potential game changer for construction industry. It will ensure developers can innovate, using new and more efficient construction methods and materials, while shouldering the cost if anything goes wrong.


People are living illegally in office buildings and we shouldn’t be surprised

BY David Seymour at 8 June, 2017


Sadly, it’s no surprise that people are choosing to live in illegally converted office blocks – it’s the inevitable result of a housing shortage, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


Homebuilding shortfall overshadows election

BY David Seymour at 7 June, 2017


A Property Institute survey released today shows the consequences of our dire homebuilding rate, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Today’s survey showed that two thirds of voters will be thinking of housing policy while they vote. And looking at building figures released yesterday, it’s not hard to see why.


Students’ borrowing limit must catch up

BY David Seymour at 31 May, 2017


A short term measure to take pressure off desperate students would be to simply increase their weekly borrowing limit, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


Student rental squeeze is an annual disgrace

BY David Seymour at 31 May, 2017


Week-on-week rent hikes are evidence of a rental market gone mad, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“In February and March each year, our housing crisis turns into a rental crisis. It’s an annual disgrace, but this year was worse than ever, with some flat viewings crowded with dozens of desperate students.