Pri­or­i­ties awry

The Dominion Post - - Opinion -

It is very in­ter­est­ing that the first pri­or­ity of the new, Labour-led, Gov­ern­ment was to in­tro­duce leg­is­la­tion, un­der ur­gency, to ex­tend pa­ter­nal leave.

Surely, ur­gency should have been given to much needed le­gal changes to re­strict prop­erty pur­chases by over­seas in­vestors.

It seems short-sighted to an­nounce such changes with­out be­ing ready to en­act them im­me­di­ately. This will just pre­cip­i­tate a pur­chase splurge by for­eign buy­ers get­ting in early be­fore the law changes.

Labour, Greens and NZ First need to get their pri­or­i­ties sorted and not just do what is eas­i­est first. PETER D GRA­HAM

Is­land Bay

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