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


Dunne Urges Multi-Party Support For Housing Summit

10 October 2016

Dunne Urges Multi-Party Support For Housing Summit

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, welcomes the recommendation of the multi-party inquiry into homelessness to have a national strategy on homelessness and is urging all political parties to support a national housing summit.

The political-party review, presented in Parliament today recommended a range of policy initiatives including calling for a national strategy for reducing homelessness.

“This is precisely why I have been calling for a housing summit to address problems such as homelessness, housing for the vulnerable, first home buyers and housing affordability generally.

“I congratulate the parties involved for committing to such a strategy but call on them to expand the scope of what they are calling for,” said Mr Dunne.

“We cannot look at housing in a vacuum and treat the symptoms of housing pressures one by one, we need a multi-faceted housing summit that can address the coalition of issues that are wrapped up in housing.

UnitedFuture first called for a national housing conference on the 23rd May 2016.

“As time goes on, the call I made in May continues to ring true,” said Mr Dunne.

“Treating housing issues as a political football can only take us so far.

“A lasting solution to the current housing problem will only come when central and local government, the home building industry, the banks (including the Reserve Bank), and the social housing sector are working together.

“I welcome support for such a plan on the issue of homelessness but urge all political parties to endorse a wider summit on the issue of housing.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On DHB Deficits And Free Trade

Currently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions of Americans stand to lose access to the healthcare they need.

Spot the difference with New Zealand, where DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding. More>>


Greens' Response: Slum-Like Rentals Exposed In Renting Review

“...The grim findings of the review are a wakeup call about the true state of rentals in this country. Too many renters are festering in slum-like conditions under the thumb of landlords who have largely unchecked powers and ignore tenants’ complaints when it suits them.” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election