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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 5 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1798..


issue, and we have responded strongly through a raft of programs, most particularly our requirement that 20 per cent of new developments be affordable, through CHC Affordable Housing, which is on the way to delivering 1,000 units of housing at affordable rates, through land rent where we are now approaching our 1,000th land rent block, and through a range of other supports, including community housing and social housing providers.

It is an area where we have invested enormous effort and energy and where we believe we are doing better than any other government in Australia.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Chief Minister, is the data the government is collecting showing that private renters who just miss out on public housing are likely to be the households in most housing stress?

MR STANHOPE: Ms Le Couteur, I would assume that, but I will take the question on notice.

MS HUNTER: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Chief Minister, is the government collecting any data on the affordability of community housing at 74.9 per cent of market rent, particularly for those households that are not eligible for public housing but struggle with private rental prices?

MR STANHOPE: I will have to take that question on notice, Mr Speaker. I am more than happy to do that.

Federal government—buildings

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Chief Minister and relates to the half a billion dollar government building. Chief Minister, this morning at the Press Club, when defending your choice to build a half a billion dollar office building, you referenced the federal government departments moving into A-grade office buildings. Chief Minister, how many federal government departments, excluding heritage listed buildings and the specialised ASIO building, are located in buildings owned by the federal government?

MR STANHOPE: I have to confess—and I confess blushingly—that I am not aware of the commonwealth government's accommodation policies.

Mr Coe: You spoke very confidently this morning.

MR STANHOPE: No, I did not. I did not make any comment about ownership. I made comment about the fact the commonwealth has a policy. This is the issue. We


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