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Apr 4, 2012

McKell report shows the way for Federal Government housing policy: AAH

Australians for Affordable Housing has welcomed the McKell Institute’s report into housing affordability today and called for greater debate at the national level.

The McKell Institute today released their Homes for All – The 40 things we can do to improve supply and affordability report into the state of Sydney’s housing market.

AAH Campaign Manager, Sarah Toohey said the report offered a frank assessment of the housing affordability crisis and provided 40 realistic recommendations to improve rental and housing costs.


“The McKell report’s recommendations however should not just be applied to Sydney. Housing affordability is crippling the entire nation, and it’s only logical to have a national housing plan.

“The reality is, only the kind of comprehensive, whole of housing system approach outlined in the McKell report will fix Australia’s housing crisis.


“It’s no good cherry picking one or two recommendations, the whole housing system is broken, and we need a comprehensive plan to fix it.

“Refreshingly the report recognises of the role of public housing in a well functioning housing system. Australians for Affordable Housing have called for a $2.5 billion a year Affordable Housing Growth Fund, which would support the innovation in the public housing sector suggested by the McKell institute, and build 100,000 properties over the next five years,” Ms Toohey said.


 Australians for Affordable Housing is a coalition of national housing, welfare and community sector organisations working to highlight the problem of housing affordability in Australia. For more information visit

Spokesperson: Sarah Toohey, 0427 563 989 Media enquiries: Stephanie De Campo, 0432 828 004 Follow AAH on Facebook and Twitter: @housingstressed


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