Luxon targets are lousy example of leadership

If talk is cheap, Chris Luxon’s “targets” are bankrupt.

"Today the Prime Minister has announced a wafer-thin user experience update to his shallow operating system,” says Green Party co-leader Chlöe Swarbrick. 

“These nine targets come without a whiff of a plan and are deliberately geared to punish: he’s talking about kicking people out of emergency housing and off of welfare, instead of any genuinely ambitious goal to support meaningful contributions in communities or improve housing security.

“When all it takes to meet your goals is punching down, you might want to re-evaluate those goals.

“The climate targets are the homework of Hon. James Shaw and the Climate Change Commission, which the Nats already agreed to in 2022. 

“The problem is, they’ve gutted the pathway to get there by chopping public transport, walking and cycling, denser cities, the clean car discount, and are intent on pouring oil and gas on the climate crisis fire by reopening drilling and likely fast-tracking coal mining.

“The Government’s so far only meaningfully put their money where their mouth is on one thing: $2.9billion for landlords. When someone tells you who they are, believe them,” says Chlöe Swarbrick.