July 17, 2016
Homeless inquiry call for action
Green MP Marama Davidson says a cross-party inquiry into homelessness is the sort of direct action New Zealanders are looking for.
The Greens, Labour and the Maori Party decided to hold the inquiry after National MPs stopped a select committee looking into the issue.
Ms Davidson says the three parties will have to resource the inquiry, and she’ll be travelling the country with Labour’s Phil Twyford and Marama Fox from the Maori Party to hear submissions.
"We want people to have the chance to tell us directly what their lived experience of homelessness are. We want to know what is going on even though we have a fair idea. We also want to travel the country and get an understanding and then we want to ensure that we have the right solutions, to really put a stop to this ridiculous situation which should not be accepted as normal," says Marama Davidson.
Submissions to the cross party inquiry open today and close on August 14.
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