Michelle Lensink

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:28): Subject to standing order 107 I seek leave to make a
brief explanation before directing questions to a private member on the subject of housing
affordability.


Leave granted.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: Today, the Hon. Mr Justin Hanson, in relation to a land sale
from his period on council, is quoted by the
Leader Messenger as saying, 'I'm not anti-development,
but we're not inner city Melbourne, there's not that much demand for low-cost housing.' My questions
to the honourable member are:

1. Is he aware that Anglicare's rental affordability snapshot has shown that Adelaide's
housing across the metropolitan area has been in crisis levels for people living on low incomes?

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2. Does he support his government's affordable housing policies, and will he apologise
to the 21,000 people on the South Australian Housing Trust waiting list, including 3,500 on the
category 1 list?

The Hon. J.E. HANSON (14:29): I thank the member for her question.

An honourable member: Your first question.

The Hon. J.E. HANSON: My first question. Essentially, this is about a specific geographical
area. You were quoting from the
Leader Messenger. What occurred here is there is a development
in Modbury, and this particular article relates to that. There was a petition, going back a period of
time, when some residents were concerned about some sale of land, and this relates to that specific
area.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:30): Supplementary: does the honourable member support
his government's affordable housing policies, particularly those in which 15 per cent of developments
should be set aside for affordable housing? Given that it has been divided into eight, that would allow
at least one of those to be affordable housing.

The Hon. J.E. HANSON (14:30): I thank the honourable member for my second question.
An honourable member: It's a supplementary.

The Hon. J.E. HANSON: It counts in Lotto, so maybe it counts here. I will go back to my
original answer. This is about a very specific issue, where a park was being sold in an area that has
then been turned into units for that area. That area in particular is Modbury, and this comment really
relates to that specific issue.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:31):
I have a further supplementary—

The PRESIDENT: No. I have given you two questions, or one question and a
supplementary. This questioning has nothing to do with the business of the council, and I will rule
any further supplementaries out of order.

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink: Well, it's a public matter, by the member's own utterance.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: The Hon. Mr Wade.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! We don't need any discussion. The Hon. Mr Wade has the floor.

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