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A CAPITAL TO BE PROUD OF

A CAPITAL TO BE PROUD OF

The Canberra we love.

What we have:

  • [x] The second-least affordable city to buy or rent with less than 5% of housing in the region classified as affordable, long wait lists for public housing, inadequate crisis housing, shrinking social housing options despite growing demand, and the highest rate of persistent homelessness in Australia.

  • [x] The lowest bulk-billing rate in the country, highest gap payments, least GPs per capita of any capital city, and multi-year waiting lists for major surgeries in the public health system.

  • [x] The strongest correlation between socioeconomic status and educational outcomes, after the NT.

  • [x] Insufficient precinct planning to build social cohesion and ensure the liveability of new developments.

  • [x] Over 65 local species facing extinction in a sprawling territory's that building new suburbs with less than 10% canopy coverage.

  • [x] Only 6.5% of trips are taken using public transport.

  • [x] The least walkable major city in the country.

  • [x] Australia’s second-oldest convention centre and over a decade of talk about a new stadium without breaking ground.