ACT fact check on PM’s migrant-bashing

BY ACT at 13 May, 2018


 

“The Prime Minister’s continued scapegoating of migrants for the housing crisis and for placing pressure on public services runs counter to the evidence”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

Jacinda Ardern has in recent days reiterated her position that migrants are pushing up house prices and are placing a heavy burden on New Zealand infrastructure.

 

Let’s check her claims against the official advice her Government has received.

 

1. Migrants are placing ‘unsustainable


PM too embarrassed to face questions but won’t apologise

BY ACT at 13 May, 2018


 

“In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister today refused to answer a basic question over her Government’s immigration policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Asked to defend Phil Twyford’s infamous ‘Chinese-sounding surnames’ tactics, she wouldn’t. The Prime Minister wouldn’t even leave her seat. She was simply too embarrassed over her party’s racist ploy to blame house prices on migrants.

 

“She should be embarrassed, but that is no reason to evade ministerial accountability for