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Cost Of Living Housing

Less than one per cent of rentals affordable for Aussies on minimum wage

Less than one per cent of available rental properties across the country are affordable for a person earning the minimum wage, a new Anglicare Australia report has revealed. Source:


Essential workers hardest hit by rental crisis

Essential aged care, childcare, hospitality, postal and freight workers are being priced out of the rental market, with the average employee forced to spend around two-thirds of their income on housing. Source: SBS News/AAP.

Housing Politics

Housing fund fails to secure crossbench support

A Labor election promise aimed at addressing Australia’s housing crisis has suffered a major setback after the Albanese Government failed to secure crossbench support for the legislation. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Housing Queensland

Church responds as housing crisis grips Queensland

As Queensland’s housing crisis deepens, the Church and its agencies are playing a key, frontline role providing services and seeking new ways to accommodate the homeless. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Housing Politics

Albanese’s $10bn Housing Australia Future Fund at risk

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s signature $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund is facing defeat in the Senate amid a crossbench revolt fuelled by warnings from experts that not enough is being done to avert a “perfect storm” rental and housing crisis. Source: The Australian.

Housing New South Wales

Housing crisis prompts parties to promise protections for NSW renters

Ahead of the New South Wales state election on Saturday, the Coalition, Labor and the Greens have all agreed to extend protections for renters from forced evictions with no legal appeals. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Housing Victoria

‘Big Build’ sees social housing stock grow by just 74 dwellings in four years

Victoria’s pool of social housing has grown by just 74 units in four years despite the government embarking on a multibillion-dollar “Big Housing Build” and a growing waitlist for homes. Source: The Guardian.

Housing In The Dioceses

Diocese scores a home run for the Hunter

Maitland-Newcastle Diocese has established a new entity, Hunter Community Housing, which reinforces its strong commitment to reducing homelessness by expanding its social, affordable and disability housing portfolio. Source: MNnews.Today. 


Government facing push to build more homes

Housing Minister Julie Collins will have to approve the construction of more homes than the Government planned if she wants legislation for her key $10 billion housing investment fund to pass Parliament. Source: The Age.