Green MP Sue Bradford asks the Housing Minister:
Does he see any opportunity to simultaneously deal with the job losses in the housing construction sector and assist the nearly 10 thousand people on the Housing New Zealand waiting list?
The Minister manages to insult the former Minister, requiring an apology and withdrawal, then goes on to insult Sue Bradford, again being silenced by the Speaker. It was a pretty poor showing. The government’s paltry promise of another 69 state houses over the existing plan doesn’t contribute one iota to the need for new state housing or the protection of the failing building industry.