The Government may have ignored the pleas of first home buyers to take action on the housing crisis but it will struggle to ignore the Reserve Bank Governor who said ‘much more needs to be done’ to get more homes built, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.
“This Government has failed to deal with the housing crisis and effectively outsourced it to the Reserve Bank.
The Government’s failure to take action on the housing crisis has put pressure on the Reserve Bank Governor who has to deal with a rampaging housing market and low inflation at the same time, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.
“This Government has given up on dealing with the housing crisis and effectively outsourced it to the Reserve Bank, giving the Bank a serious problem.
An ongoing and embarrassing pattern of major building leaks and equipment failures at Dunedin Public Hospital has been revealed in papers released under the Official Information Act, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.
“Documents released under the Official Information Act tell of buckets scattered around surgical wards, water leaking into sterile areas, and a relentless pattern of equipment failures, putting patients’ lives at risk.
Government consideration of further corporate welfare hand-outs to SkyCity for its convention centre shows just how weak the original contract was, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says.
“Taxpayers will be appalled to hear that on top of the humiliating terms in the original deal, the Government is now looking to subsidise the casino operator for ongoing operating costs.
Beyond the news that a long-promised surplus is unlikely, further embarrassment is hidden in the fine print of the half year economic and fiscal update, Labour says.
"National’s failure to rebalance the economy is further exposed in projections from its own forecasters, with Treasury announcing the Government is expected to drive New Zealand backwards on exports as a percentage of the overall economy,” Labour's Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says.