In a move that will turn out to be either breathtakingly visionary or insanely foolish, K-Rudd has gone and stated the number of extra houses the nation needs. And the number is one million. Apparently.
Of course, the number itself is not important. What's amazing is the fact that he's actually gone and said it out loud
Past governments (you know who I mean) acknowledged there was a housing shortage in a "yes, yes, we know people are struggling and we're very concerned" kind of way . . . but they'd never go as far as putting an objective measure out there that they might be expected to deliver.
Sir Humphrey Applebly would have referred to such a move as courageous.
It almost makes you think K-Rudd intends to do something.
And why am I finding this so surprising? That's a little sad, surely.
The government steps up, acknowledges there's a problem and genuinely looks like they intend to do something about it . . . and I'm shocked.
And that right there, kids, is the legacy of 11 years of Coalition rule.
Make sure you remember that next time you vote.