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Love thy neighbour? Just 4 per cent of Canberrans socialise in their street

When was the last time you caught up with your neighbours? Or borrowed a cup of sugar? Could you even recognise them out in public?

  • Serena Coady
  • The Canberra Times

New research suggests most Canberrans wouldn’t, with just four per cent of ACT residents currently socialising with their neighbours.

The study – undertaken by Mastercard and the Happiness Institute – found that 55 per cent of Canberrans didn’t know their neighbour’s name, and 25 per cent didn’t know what they looked like. Chapman resident Andrew Creer is guilty of both.

“I wouldn’t have a…

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