The terrible effects caused by Mr Fluffy insulated properties are taking a major toll on many Canberra families and it’s time for the ACT Labor government to start offering financial assistance for those in the worst circumstances, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.
“Today I’m calling on the Chief Minister and government to allocate $5 million for families who are facing crisis situations as a result of Mr Fluffy affected properties. Many people need financial help for things like accommodation and medical testing. I’m also calling for both rates and land tax to be frozen on Mr Fluffy affected homes,” Mr Hanson said.
“In my view, liability rests with the Commonwealth, but emergency support is needed now. The government needs to move quickly and I’m willing to work with Katy Gallagher to get assistance to the families which need it most.
“I have met with the Fluffy Owners and Residents’ Action Group and it’s getting to the stage where everyone knows someone who is affected by this saga. There are no easy answers to long term solutions, but we do know there are families suffering now and emergency assistance is required.
“The Action Group is calling for help and the government needs to respond with a financial commitment for the people who are being impacted now and can’t wait,” Mr Hanson concluded.