Press Release: Auckland Action Against Poverty. Nats lose plot with incoherent & racist state housing initiative
Paula Bennett appears to have suffered major plot loss over the summer with a brand new policy aimed at pushing the poor out of Auckland and into the provincial South Island.
“The latest step in National’s ongoing war on the poor is both incoherent and racist,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson Sue Bradford.
“In a surprise statement released this morning Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says the Government plans to offer cash incentives to prospective state house tenants willing to move from Auckland to regions where state houses lie vacant.
“Oamaru and Ashburton were given a special mention as likely destinations, of particular interest to Pasifika families on the state house waiting list.