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Housing Queensland

Queensland Government and Vinnies team up for social housing

The Queensland Government is delivering 147 new social homes in partnership with the St Vincent de Paul Society, with another 13 now wrapping up works in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. Source: Australian Property Journal.

Housing

Commonwealth to inject $2b for social housing this month

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced a one-off $2 billion social housing plan to ensure every Australian “has a roof over their head”. Source: 9News.

Housing

Government digs in on $10 billion housing plan

The Albanese Government is refusing to give any ground to the Greens to pass the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund, despite the minor party opening the door to more concessions. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Cost Of Living Housing

Australia’s rental affordability drops to worst levels in nearly a decade

Australian rental affordability has dropped to its worst levels in nearly a decade, with the average household spending a third of its income on rent, as the impacts of the pandemic continue to be felt on the market. Source: The Guardian.

Ageing Housing

Rejection of retirement development during housing crisis ‘nonsensical’

Catholic aged and disability organisation VMCH has called a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision to reject a retirement development in the midst of a national housing crisis “short-sighted” and “nonsensical”.

Housing Politics

Greens join Coalition to block vote on housing fund vote

The Greens and Coalition have joined forces in a move that leaves the Albanese Government’s $10 billion housing policy plans at a major roadblock. Source: ABC News.

Budget Cost Of Living Housing

Rent assistance has no effect on housing affordability: Anglicare

An increase in Commonwealth rent assistance has been mooted as a Budget measure to ease the housing crisis for those on lower incomes, but Anglicare Australia has warned the payment is not “fit for purpose” and has no effect on affordability. Source: The Guardian.

Housing

Housing ministers urge Senate to pass Labor’s $10bn Future Fund Bill

State and territory housing ministers have written to all members of the Senate, urging them to support the Albanese Government’s $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund bill. Source: Canberra Times.

Housing

Advocates welcome additional funding for WA social housing

The McGowan Government will pump a further $511 million into its social housing program to boost public housing supply and refurbish ageing properties as Western Australia grapples with an accommodation crisis. Source: WA Today.