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New public housing complex opens in Dickson as minister hits back | The Canberra Times



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The ACT’s housing minister has hit back at claims of a chronic shortage of social housing in Canberra, saying the capital was more than meeting its targets compared with other jurisdictions. Yvette Berry’s comments were made on Monday, as 20 new public housing homes were opened in Dickson. “We’re doing our bit and we are significantly pulling our weight in both social and public housing,” Ms Berry said. “We’re working towards building more affordable housing.” Social advocacy groups have said there was a “chronic shortage” of social and affordable housing in the ACT. A stoush between ACT and NSW erupted earlier this month after Chief Minister…

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