Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Mismanaged LVR process hurts first home buyers and regions

Mismanaged LVR process hurts first home buyers and regions

The Government has completely mismanaged the mortgage lending limits process and failed to consider the impacts on first home buyers or regions where house prices are stagnating, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

“Mortgage lending limits are going to lock thousands of first home-buyers out of the market. Alongside National's failed housing policy, they will create a generation of renters. Labour believes all Kiwis should have a fair chance at the home ownership dream. That dream is disappearing under National.

“Lending limits are National's failed attempt to solve the Auckland housing problem. But it is families in places like Marlborough, where prices are falling, that are being asked to fix it by saving more for a deposit.

“Why should a family in the regions have to stump up thousands of dollars more for a deposit to solve the housing problem in Auckland? That’s John Key’s job. If he really believes people in the regions think his policy is fair then he is completely out of touch.


“The paper trail shows the Government didn't consider the impacts on first home buyers until a month after they had signed the LVR agreement with the Reserve Bank. It is also clear they didn't consider the impacts on regions.

“Labour will make it clear to the Reserve Bank it must exempt first home buyers when using LVRs and consider targeting those regions where house price inflation is high.

“We will also fix the twin drivers of skyrocketing house prices -- rampant property speculation and the shortage of affordable homes. We will clamp down on speculators through a capital gains tax and build 100,000 affordable first homes through KiwiBuild.

“National is a Government that backs Auckland speculators. Labour is the party of first home buyers across the country,” David Cunliffe says.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

No Charges: Outcome
Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area.

Following a lengthy and complex investigation, charges are not being laid by Police at this time regarding 8 incidents involving 7 victims and 5 suspects. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news