I wonder when people make decisions that end up providing one single mum with three places to go to the toilet if they consider that only too often the people they are taxing to provide for it often live in less ideal circumsances. Where is the sense of proportionality? Why should bad life decisions be rewarded with what, given the ACT govts policy of life long tenancy, is equivalent to winning the lottery?
Personally I live with a crappy cupboard sized bathroom which serves two adults and two kids.
Below is an excerpt from the sale of a property similar to that given to one young mother I know know whose only distinction in life is to get pregant twice to different fathers at an early age. Her long-term unemployed boyfriend is provided with separate housing. He wants a “large family” and with 3 children between them already (two to different partners) they are working towards another one (she actually sadly just lost a baby).
I wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t planned to be entirely at the expense of our taxes, which in the inner north are becoming unaffordable. Tenants aren’t excempt because your landlord is now paying in the vicininty of $6000 towards the ACT govt in land tax (this is passed on to you or your landlord will soon sell).
Where does this sense of entitlement come from?
THIS IS AN EXCERT FROM A SALE OF A PROPERTY SIMILAR TO THAT PROVIDED TO ONE SINGLE MOTHER BRAND NEW.
“Enjoy luxury living with this superb like new, beautifully appointed terrace style townhouse positioned on the end.
“From the moment you enter this stunning energy efficient, light filled three bedroom, ensuite residence that presents like new, you will be captivated by the feel, look and style on offer. North facing to the rear and featuring stunning separate formal and informal living areas, terrific kitchen with stone bench tops and first class fixtures and fittings. Each of the lovely bedrooms feature built in robes with the huge master boasting a large balcony and spacious ensuite with double size shower. Other features include extensive tiling, quality carpets, double garage with remote control door, exquisite bathrooms and a powder room downstairs, all which add to the appeal of this fine townhouse. The large outdoor area is just fantastic with an expansive lawn area, ample room for entertaining plus plenty of room for the kids and pets. Set in a quiet location with a brilliant outlook to both Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie. Walk to schools, shops, transport, Farmers market at epic and the reserve whilst still being only minutes to the city. Just move in and enjoy this stunning home.”
This is not meant to be a general judgement on public housing or those in public housing but to provide a personal specific example of what has occured in the ACT on our watch