Welfare, housing and environment form Labour's 100-day plan for government video

Jacinda Ardern took the stage in Wellington on Sunday after campaigning in the Far North.

Jacinda Ardern took the stage in Wellington on Sunday after campaigning in the Far North.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has outlined her 100 day plan on taking office - including free tertiary education from January 1 and legislation banning overseas housing speculators by Christmas.

Also on the urgent list was legislation banning overseas housing speculators by Christmas, implementing Labour's family support package by July 1, an increase in the minimum wage to $16.50 and locking in the goal of zero carbon emissions.

But what was missing was any certainty on Labour's plans for property taxes, with Ardern suggesting it may be a year before her tax working group reported back.

Labour has said it will investigate a capital gains tax and while it has exempted the family home, other details won't be known till after the election.

Ardern delivered her100 day plan to a packed St James theatre in Wellington where supporters waited patiently for selfies with their new hero.

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"Labour will take urgent action in its first 100 days in office to expand support for families and students, make rental homes warm and dry, find solutions to the mental health crisis and accelerate efforts to clean up our waterways," Ardern said.


* Make the first year of tertiary education or training fees free and increase student allowances and living cost loans by $50 a week from January 1, 2018

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* Pass the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill 

* Ban overseas speculators from buying existing residential properties 

* Stop the sell-off of state houses 

* Legislate to pass the Families Package, including the Winter Fuel Payment, Best Start and increases to Paid Parental Leave, to take effect from 1 July 2018. The families package replaces National's April1 tax cuts.

* Introduce legislation to set a child poverty reduction target

* Resume contributions to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund 

* Set up a Ministerial Inquiry on mental health

* Hold a Clean Waterways Summit of all key stakeholders

* Increase the minimum wage to $16.50/hour, to take effect 1 April 2018, and introduce legislation new industrial relations legislation

 - Stuff

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