Unsurprisingly, most Australians are rightly concerned by the escalating cost of housing driven by bankers and their interests. Housing ownership is no longer an option for the vast majority of young Australians, forced to give up substantial percentages of their government enforced miniscule incomes to enrich some landlord or banker syndicate.

Federal Government must act to remove the attraction of housing investment for non occupiers. This should be right up federal Labors alley as they constantly seek new ways to impose taxes.

Minimum wages must go up, and consideration should be given to a responsibility being placed upon councils to ensure that sufficient affordable accommodation exists in their postcodes to accommodate their municipalities workers at the various income levels. This would eliminate the growth of economic Bantustans, population centres which exist to feed the cheap labour needs of a more expensive area…

Homelessness has now permeated to demographics where it was unheard of 5 short years ago.The inappropriately housed, such as those paying for overcrowded or illegal dwellings, couch surfers explode the figure and the myths …

Housing worries weigh heavy

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