The Canberra Liberals believe that home ownership is the main vehicle for most Canberra families to achieve economic independence and to obtain an asset which will offer protection from financial hardship. Improving housing affordability is a key goal for the Canberra Liberals and we are committed to reducing the barriers of entry to the property market for first home buyers. Making it easier to purchase your first home means people who grew up here in Canberra are more likely to stay and to settle here, and those who have come here to work are more likely to adopt our city as their home.
The flip side of housing is homelessness, and according to the 2011 Census, the ACT has one of the worst rates of homelessness in the country with 50.0 people per 10,000, compared to a national rate of 48.9 per 10,000. While we have lower than the national average of rough sleepers, areas of concern include sever overcrowding and boarding houses, where we perform worse than the national average.
We are working in this space to develop policies to take to the next election however, in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact my office in relation to your housing queries.
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Nicole Lawder MLA
Shadow Minister for City Services
Shadow Minister for Seniors
Shadow Minister for Women
Shadow Minister for Arts
Member for Brindabella
Friday 13 November 2020
Labor-Greens Government fails to take out the trash
Thousands of Canberra residents’ usual garbage collection services have been disrupted over the past weeks due to a scheduled truck driver strike over a pay dispute. Forty Canberra suburbs have been directly affected, the majority of which are on the southside.
“Many Canberrans are already suffering with cost of living pressures under this government’s expensive rates regime. The least the government can do is ensure that these basic services are provided,” Shadow Minister for City Services Nicole Lawder said.
“Canberrans work hard and shouldn’t have to be carting their rubbish around to drop off sites because the government fails to deliver the most basic services.
“Not everyone is physically able to drop off their garbage, nor does everyone have a vehicle to do so and it is disappointing that the government hasn’t made alternative options for these residents.
“Less than one month into this new Labor-Greens Government and they can’t even ensure that residents’ garbage gets collected. Basic government service standards continue to fall and of course, it’s mostly the southside that once again suffers the consequences,” Ms Lawder concluded.
Media Release Friday 29 November 2013
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