Sale Of Public Housing
SALE OF PUBLIC HOUSING
The Hon. PATRICIA FORSYTHE: My question without notice is addressed to the Treasurer, representing the Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, and Minister for Housing. Why has the Minister decided to sell public housing flats in Gladesville, effectively uprooting the lives of 30 war veterans and widows just before Christmas? Is this simply another grab for cash to help fill the budget hole? Where does this sell-off leave the Minister's scare campaign in which he wrongly asserts that under the proposed Federal-State housing agreement public tenants would have no security? Can the Minister give an undertaking that no developers have approached the Government to sell the site?
The Hon. M. R. EGAN: I am not aware of the issue to which the Hon. Patricia Forsythe referred. Therefore, I request her to place the question on notice.