Standing up for Canberra

Canberra: the best city on earth

The OECD has today confirmed what Canberrans have always known, that Canberra is the best city to live in on earth.

The OECD today issued a report ranking 362 regions of its 34 member nations according to nine measures of wellbeing, and the ACT came out on top.

“This result will come as no surprise to Canberrans,” Ms Brodtmann said.

“Canberrans enjoy a fantastic lifestyle, a wonderful sense of community and a beautiful environment.

“We are truly fortunate to live in such a magnificent city.

“But this result is also a timely reminder that the quality of life we enjoy can so easily be taken away. The Abbott Government’s plans to slash 16,500 public service jobs will hit our city hard.

“This is a Government that has contempt for Canberra and contempt for the public service.”

The nine measures were education, jobs, income, safety, health, environment, civic engagement, access to broadband and housing.