Paul McNeive: Government hits panic button on housing supply as election looms

The Government is providing indirect subsidies to developers in a bid to get more housing built. Photo: Getty Images© Getty Images

Paul McNeive

I’ve been predicting here for some time that the Government will lose power at the next election over its inability to sort out the housing crisis. The Government parties must have seen this danger too, yet, despite unlimited resources, they have been unable to identify the radical actions needed to haul them from the quicksand of bureaucracy, muddled policies and unintended consequences.