Housing

New plans for First Nations home ownership welcomed

The Federal government has announced a plan to increase First Nations home ownership in remote Indigenous communities. The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed the decision, and believes this plan is a key step towards improving the overall health and wellbeing of First Nations peoples. Image: Photo by Joshua Leong on Unsplash Produced By: Joelle …

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Australians with disability face the housing crisis silently

A recent study from the Australian Institute of health and welfare reveals a concerning situation for people with disabilities, showing that only six percent of those facing homelessness or its risk have access to the long-term housing they need. This comes at a time when demand for social housing is high, and accessibility and affordability …

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New tool shows value for social and affordable housing

The housing crisis is an ongoing issue for Australian families, with house prices still rising. A new tool created by Swinburne University of Technology is allowing policy makers and shareholders to understand how critical social and affordable housing in Australia is, giving economic benefits for the community. The tool called SIGMAH (Social Infrastructure and Green …

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Government plans for Rental Crisis rests with States

Another one of the roadblocks for the Federal Government’s housing plan to ease rental pain is that planning and zoning laws are all controlled by State Governments. This requires a co-ordinated approach between all the Governments involved and the experience in the recent pandemic would indicate that this is pretty unlikely. Image: Image: Shutterstock Produced …

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Exploring solutions for the housing affordability crisis

Last week, leaders from the National Cabinet set forth policy measures aiming to address the housing affordability crisis, ranging from building more homes across the country to increasing funding for states and territories.   One such framework is ‘A Better Deal for Renters’, which includes limiting rent to once a year and phasing in minimum rental …

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Concern in Karratha as regional housing plummets into dire territory

The housing crisis continues to affect Australians, and in regional areas of the country, the situation is dire as prices surge. In Karratha, WA, the housing shortage is rapidly worsening with an increase in local construction projects. The Wire’s contributor from Ngaarda Media Conrad MacLean, asked Karratha City Mayor Peter Long what is the housing …

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