Housing

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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Potential budget cuts to Australian disability housing

Good news and difficult news. One of Australia’s largest special disability accommodation housing providers says a proposed crackdown on NDIS rorting is welcomed, but any funding cuts to disability accommodation would be disastrous.  SDA Smart Homes welcomes news of a proposed task force cracking down on systemic issues within the National Disability Insurance Scheme of …

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Soaring rental crisis leaves Aussie students worse off

Australia is facing its steepest rental price increase since 2004, causing difficulties for students across the country to secure accommodation. A 2022 Finder survey reveals 13% of Australians, or roughly 2.6 million people, have moved back in with their families, due to financial difficulties.  Reports state that because of limited properties on the market, landlords …

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