Feb 27, 2008

Is National On Top Of The Housing Affordability Issue?

Fran O'Sullivan writing in today's NZ Herald suggests that National may have been too quick to dismiss Labour's housing affordability proposals. She also questions the depth of National understanding of the complexity of policy challenges in this area

More worryingly there is no sign (yet) that National - which has had its 2005 housing policy under review for more than 12 months now - has grappled with the complexities that underpin the modern housing market. Its policy will not be released till within months of the election date. Until that time don't expect other than a pro-forma critique of its opponent's policies.