Focus on cost of housing as ACT Legislative Assembly resumes sitting

The ACT government is failing to abide by its own rules created in the fallout of the Land Development Agency scandal in not setting affordable housing targets, Greens crossbencher Caroline Le Couteur has warned.

Housing affordability will be a dominant issue when the ACT Legislative Assembly resumes on Tuesday.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has hinted at measures to help first home-buyers in the government’s mid-year budget review, set to be handed down on Tuesday.

But the ACT Greens have accused the government of failing to comply with the rules it set down when it shut down the controversial Land Development Agency last year.

The agency was accused overly inflating the price of land, burnishing the ACT budget but putting home ownership out of the reach of many Canberrans.

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