Australian Bureau of Statistics data released yesterday shows Canberra’s cost of living is continuing to rise under ACT Labor. In the past year, the ACT has experienced increases in the price indexes of rents (5.8 per cent), utilities (6.9 per cent), electricity (5.3 per cent) and water and sewerage (12 per cent). The ACT is also equal to Sydney with a consumer price index of 3.7 per cent.
“Under ACT Labor, Canberrans are being taxed more than ever before and are faced with such high basic living costs that many struggle to pay their bills,” ACT Opposition Leader, Zed Seselja said today.
“But instead of moving to reduce these pressures, this government continues to punish taxpayers by pushing ahead with a $430 million office block.