Canberra renters doing it tough cannot afford to keep paying more and more for rent under ACT Labor.
That’s why through a motion in the Assembly the Leader of the Canberra Liberals Alistair Coe will seek to put a stop to Labor’s increases to rent.
After years of Labor fleecing renters through increasing rates and restricting land supply, Canberra now has the highest proportion of poorer renters in housing stress than any other Australian city.
“With the financial hardship many families are experiencing due to COVID, it will only get worse if we don’t put a stop to Labor’s incessant increases to the cost of living,” Mr Coe said.
“It’s been an extraordinarily difficult year and we need to do everything we can to reduce pressures on families.
“Hardworking and aspirational Canberrans who are trying to do the right thing deserve a better way. That’s why we need to take reasonable and practical measures to bring down the cost of rent and help more struggling Canberra families get ahead,” Mr Coe said.
Canberra renters can pay up to $205 more per week than renters in other Australian cities.