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Nicole Lawder’s maiden speech

By johnboy - 6 August 2013 6

The Liberals have sent through the maiden speech of their Zed replacing Tuggers MLA Nicole Lawder (elected by just an 8 vote margin).

Interestingly she’s going very hard on homelessness and the obscene cost of housing in the ACT.

According to the Australians for Affordable Housing campaign, child care workers, electricians, accountants, hospitality workers, school teachers, and many other occupations in Canberra are in housing stress, meaning that they have to spend more than 30% of their income on housing costs.

And cleaners, delivery drivers, check out operators and many other occupations are considered to be in housing crisis, spending more than 50% of their income on housing.

And then, intriguingly, she goes on to demand parking be considered a fundamental business of local government with roads, rates and rubbish.

What’s Your opinion?


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6 Responses to
Nicole Lawder’s maiden speech
Thumper 3:01 pm 06 Aug 13

Tetranitrate said :

I like her already.

Homelessness and the obscene cost of housing in the ACT. Yes, a very good start considering the current mob think that having a large bed and ticking off KPIs is addressing the former.

Tetranitrate 12:50 pm 06 Aug 13

I like her already.

Matt_Watts 12:49 pm 06 Aug 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

Accountants are in housing stress?

It’s a statistical definition in terms of the proportion of their income.

rosscoact 12:29 pm 06 Aug 13

Great to see Libs expressing compassion instead of economic rationalism.

thebrownstreak69 12:23 pm 06 Aug 13

Accountants are in housing stress?

Matt_Watts 11:55 am 06 Aug 13

Affordable housing and homelessness have long been passions of Nicole’s. Good on her.

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