Liberal leader Zed Seselja is giving Andrew Barr the rounds of the kitchen for unsurprisingly not being signed up to Zed’s political orthodoxy.
Question: ‘Is the government’s affordable housing plan premised on the assumption that everyone in their lifetime will be able to purchase a home, or does it recognise that home ownership is unlikely to ever occur for some people?’
Andrew Barr: ‘The latter.’
Andrew Barr today ruled out home ownership for many Canberrans, on the same day that Katy Gallagher admitted that ACT Labor’s over-reliance on land sales deters potential buyers, ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said today.
“The government should be doing all it can to maximise home ownership, not writing people off,” Mr Seselja said.
“Instead, ACT Labor today gave up on potential home owners. They are taxing Canberrans out of the market, and they haven’t even based their own affordable housing policy on the principle that everyone should have the opportunity to buy their own home.
Some might argue that “doing all it can to maximise home ownership” is a policy guaranteed to play hell with the bottom percentage income earners.
So the people in most need of Government assistance are the ones who get shafted in Zedtopia?