Govt reports it is doing nicely, thank you, at getting us into houses – but it warns it must also find ways of getting us out of our cars

Whoa, there – she’s bolted!

We refer to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson, who this morning dropped another media statement into our email in-tray as Associate Housing Minister.

It was her third while she has been wearing the Housing ministerial hat.

She did issue another statement as recently as May 6 but that was as Minister responsible for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence and – in the same capacity – she has delivered two speeches.

In her statement today she didn’t actually announce anything. Rather, she said the Government welcomed the release of the second progress report on the Homelessness Action Plan and the progress it records.

More politically provocative was a statement from Climate Change Minister James Shaw and Transport Minister Michael Wood, although they, too, did not announce a new policy.

Rather, they invited public feedback on a range of policies being mooted to reduce emissions and make big big changes to our motoring habits and lifestyles.  They grimly warned “there will be some hard choices to make…” but “it’s obvious we can’t continue with business as usual.” Continue reading “Govt reports it is doing nicely, thank you, at getting us into houses – but it warns it must also find ways of getting us out of our cars”