Access to decent housing is a basic human right, and has a huge impact on people's health, education and employment prospects.
There are more than 10,000 people on the state house waiting list, yet John Key's Government has slashed the budget to build and upgrade state houses by more than 80 percent.
This will make an already desperate situation worse for many struggling New Zealanders. It's not fair and it's not right.
The Greens would invest in state housing and build 6000 new state houses in the next three years. This is one of the key solutions in our 'Mind the Gap' package.
Gareth Hughes, Green MP
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Water Meeting: Tuesday 1 June
Come and join Green MP Sue Kedgley and Labour MP for Central Wellington, Grant Robertson, to learn about the government's water privatization plans.
Aro Valley Community Centre,
48 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington
Tuesday 1 June, 7:30pm
Sue Kedgley has started her Aged Care Tour, in conjunction with Grey Power and Winnie Laban. There are many issues in our aged care sector and we'd love to hear about your experiences.
It is time for John Key's Government to admit they have gutted the budget to build and upgrade state houses, said the Green Party today. Read more...
Fuller v Bennett - by frog
While both I and Green MPs have slammed Paula Bennett's beneficiary bashing policies, I haven't climbed into the information privacy dispute between Bennett and DPB beneficiary Natasha Fuller - until now! But Bennett is now going too far. Read more...
Aged Care investigation gets off to great start - by Sue Kedgley
An audience member at the Porirua meeting, Wellington region Winnie Laban and I are well into our nationwide investigation into aged care. Read more...
Some people seem to be suggesting that John Key’s pledge not to increase GST needs to be considered in the context of the interviewer’s introduction: “GST could potentially rise to 15% to cover deficits over the forecast years”. Read more...
Throwing more than toys out of the cot - Cuts to ECE! - by Catherine Delahunty
Bill English and John Key went on and on in the Budget speeches about a fair budget but I am not sure that child poverty was an expression that crossed their lips. Read more...
Aged Care in Crisis - Sue Kedgley MP, 26 May 2010
Speech by Sue Kedgley to Wellington region Aged Care meetings: I am the Green party spokesperson on aged care, and I have long held concerns about the quality of care our elderly receive, in their own homes and in aged care residential homes. Watch video or read transcript...