More should be done on affordable housing

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:22pm, first published June 9 2017 - 6:00pm

In his budget reply on Thursday, Greens Leader Shane Rattenbury made much of the role the Greens had had in shaping a territory budget that funded some important and worthy projects. But he also drew attention to a shortcoming in Labor's 2017-18 budget: There is little in there to address affordable housing. Mr Rattenbury described this as the budget's greatest gap and has urged the ACT to demonstrate leadership in tackling this issue and not to sit back and wait for the Commonwealth to remove negative gearing and capital gains tax.

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