The ABC delivers us a masterclass in spin based governance. Jon Stanhope is proclaiming success for his multi-faceted housing strategy.
The basis for this claim?
- Sixty cheaper house and land packages were offered for sale at the Brindabella estate at West Macgregor, but Mr Stanhope says only a third were sold.
The Chief Minister says the clearance rate proves the Government’s affordable housing strategy is meeting demand.
So very few people want to by horrible houses at the edge of no-where and your work is done?
And while we’re at it houses around $360,000 are cheap? You’re not exactly on the bones of your arse if you can swing that kind of finance.
Talk about massaging expectations beyond the event horizon.
2 bedroom flats with rent-to-own schemes, now that’s affordable housing.