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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . .

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Housing—first home buyer grants (Question No 545)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 November 2015:

(1) How many first home buyer grants were paid in (a) 2012-2013, (b) 2013 2014 and (c) 2014-2015.

(2) What is the assumed number of grants to be paid in (a) 2015-2016, (b) 2016 2017, (c) 2017-2018 and (d) 2018 2019.

(3) What is the median and average price of houses purchased by first home owners in (a) 2012-2013, (b) 2013 2014 and (c) 2014-2015.

(4) If data for part (3) is not available, what information does Treasury collect on first home buyers and can the Treasurer provide this data.

(5) When were first home owner grants only applicable to greenfield properties.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Number of first home buyer grants paid in

(a) 2012-13: 3,037

(b) 2013-14: 1,860

(c) 2014-15: 1,706

(2) Please refer to response to Question on Notice AR14-15-No.5

(3) The rounded median price of houses purchased by first home owners in:

(a) 2012-13: $405,000

(b) 2013-14: $397,000

(c) 2014-15: $385,000

The rounded average price of houses purchased by first home owners in:

(a) 2012-13: $409,000

(b) 2013-14: $404,000

(c) 2014-15: $384,000

(4) n/a

(5) The first home owner grant was only available for new homes from 1 September 2013.

ACT public service—administrative overhead costs (Question No 546)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 November 2015:

(1) What is the standard administrative overhead used to calculate staff costs for the budget years (a) 2015-2016, (b) 2016 2017, (c) 2017-2018 and (d) 2018 2019.

(2) What elements make up the Government's standard administrative overhead cost used.

(3)


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