David Carter National Housing Spokesperson
16 August 2001
The 'Maharey Principle' Hits Housing
News that the Government intends extracting $97 million in dividends from Housing New Zealand shows the hypocrisy of
Labour and Alliance, National's Housing spokesperson David Carter said today.
"When in Opposition, profits by Housing New Zealand were referred to as 'obscene' or 'abhorrent' by Labour and Alliance
"But when in Government, such information is slipped into Parliament without a word of comment from the same
"Where are the howls of outrage from the welfare groups and churches that used to find profits by Housing New Zealand
offensive and unjust?
"Where is the criticism we used to hear from the 'apolitical' social commentator, the Rev. Charles Waldegrave?
"When the Government promised new standards, I didn't think that was a euphemism for double standards," David Carter