If he did, he would have seen this remarkable story. It's behind a paywall so here's the gist.
Canberra is the first place in Australia, probably in the world, to have introduced a domestic violence levy on all ratepayers. Canberrans who own property now will have to pay a special flat tax in what is already the highest taxed jurisdiction in Australia.
There is a general air of civility in Canberra lacking in most Australian cities. Partly because of this civility it has armchair socialist sympathies. So the capital has also become something of a social laboratory.
ACT Minister for Women Yvette Berry was asked in the legislative assembly if there was statistical evidence that the ACT was experiencing an increase in domestic violence. She could give none.
So it all boils down to 'Golly gee whizz. Here's a way to squeeze more money out of them without increasing rates.'