Policy

Use quake-style powers to speed house-building: Collins

Staff reporters
Tue, 26 Jan 2021

Staff reporters
Tue, 26 Jan 2021
The National Party is challenging the government to enact emergency legislation to accelerate house-building to deal with the country’s housing unaffordability crisis.In a state of the nation speech delivered in Auckland today, party leader Judith Collins said “the time has come for an extraordinary solution to an unfolding emergency” and offered a bi-partisan approach by the two largest political parties to try and solve it.She cited the emergency powers National put in place to respond to the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthqu...

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