What we saw today was a complete about-face from Minister Mick Gentleman.
In Planning and Urban Renewal Committee Annual Reports hearings, he claimed that any building with Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos is unsafe, and must be demolished.
Later, he retracted that via twitter, saying that the commercial building in Ainslie was safe after remediation.
I say to Mr Gentleman, you can’t have it both ways. Why were nearly 1,000 Canberra homes purchased by the Labor Government and demolished, rather than home-owners being offered or allowed remediation so they could stay in their own home?
As we have seen on multiple occasions from this Labor Government, it’s one rule for some, another rule for others.
I don’t blame former Mr Fluffy home-owners who are feeling betrayed by the Government today."