Page 1266 - Week 04 - Thursday, 5 May 2022

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MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Mr Hanson for the question. We did quite a lot of research with the Canberra community in developing the planning strategy of 2018. A number of research applications took place post the Winton survey to allocate land to meet the desires of the Canberra community. Many people told us how they want to live in the future, not just in the way that we have been living in the past. Some people would like to live around town centres and around the city.

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, I am calling on you to not continue your interjections, please. You must have a supplementary question.

MR HANSON: I do. Minister, why won’t you commission an updated version of the Winton report?

Ms Lee: You don’t want to hear the truth.

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Lee, welcome back, but please—

MR GENTLEMAN: Thank you, Madam Speaker. As I just said in my previous answer, we have done a lot of studies and a lot of surveys across Canberrans since that very dated Winton survey, and they have told us how they want to live into the future. We are responding not only to that—

Opposition members interjecting—

Dr Paterson: A point of order.


Dr Paterson: Madam Speaker, I can’t hear what the minister is saying.

MADAM SPEAKER: I am not surprised. Members, please, come to order.

MS LEE: Minister, what do you say to the tens of thousands of Canberrans unable to purchase low or medium-density housing as a direct result of your 70-30 policy?

MR GENTLEMAN: That is not the case. Our policies—

Ms Lee: Twelve thousand people and 101 blocks.


Mr Hanson: It is an Albanese press conference.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, you are about to be warned. We are only on the second question. I have asked for the interjections to stop on multiple occasions. My patience is wearing thin.

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