The Australian is running a perverse piece by Angela Shanahan both praising and cursing Canberra. (tip for new players, google the headline to get around the paywall)
Basically she seems to have rather liked the Canberra of sprawling bungalows.
She as much as acknowledges that it was unsustainable financially, but then continues to berate the ACT Government for attempting to balance its books.
Even more bizarre is complaining about costs in Canberra and then railing against development which increases housing supply (and in turn puts downward pressure on housing costs).
One has to wonder if Ms Shanahan is opining purely for the benefit of her own real estate holdings without any thought to the wider community benefit?