Canberra Now: revenue at expense of affordable housing, bus concerns

Good morning Canberra,

Anyone else wish they were still under their doona? Another below freezing morning with a minimum of minus 5.7 degrees overnight.

It should be partly cloudy with a top of 11 degrees.

Here are today’s headlines:

ACT land sales ‘classic monopolistic behaviour to maximise revenue’

The ACT government’s land sales profits have risen almost four-fold in just four years, leading a former senior Treasury official to question the policy behind the change.

While forward estimates show a potential easing of the dividend laid out by Chief Minister Andrew Barr, former ACT Treasury executive policy director Khalid Ahmed, also an affordable housing advocate, puts little stock in the estimates.

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Source: The Canberra Times