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Jun 29, 2012

Housing affordability falls further: COAG report shows Australian governments fail housing reforms

Australia’s state and federal governments need to go back to the drawing board on the National Affordable Housing Agreement with today’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council report showing it is getting harder for many more households to put a roof over their heads. Continue reading »

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Jun 22, 2012

Rents and mortgages squeeze incomes: Census 2011

Data just released from the 2011 Census confirm what we already know: that rents and mortgages in Australia have grown faster than incomes, squeezing household budgets. Continue reading »

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Jun 14, 2012

New report shows housing shortages, and affordability, worsen

Figures released today by the National Housing Supply Council show that Australia’s housing crisis continues despite steadying house prices. Continue reading »

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Jun 12, 2012

NSW a mixed bag for housing affordability

Today’s Budget by the New South Wales Government takes two steps forward and one step back on housing affordability said Australians for Affordable Housing today. Continue reading »

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Jun 5, 2012

ACT delivers reform while States rely on RBA

Australians for Affordable Housing has welcomed the Reserve Bank’s interest rate cut today but warned that without serious housing reform, like that delivered in today’s ACT Budget, households will continue to struggle with high housing costs. Continue reading »

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May 29, 2012

Territory under housing stress: new research reveals NT’s most stressed locations

Australians for Affordable Housing (AAH) is calling on Territorians to join the campaign for more affordable housing as it launches in Darwin today, with research revealing that almost 3,700 renters and home purchasers in the city struggle with high housing costs. Continue reading »

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May 18, 2012

WA budgets for a good start on housing

Australians for Affordable Housing have welcomed the Western Australian Government’s commitment to affordable housing in yesterday’s budget. Continue reading »

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May 11, 2012

No help for the housing stressed in Coalition’s budget reply

In last night’s budget reply speech the alternative government put forward no alternative plan for the one in ten households in housing stress, Australians for Affordable Housing said today.

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May 8, 2012

No ‘fair go’ for housing in Budget

Tonight’s budget is full of disappointment for households struggling to get into the housing market and those trying to keep a roof over their heads said Australians for Affordable Housing.

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May 8, 2012

Battler’s Budget? Not so far!

Treasurer Wayne Swan has dubbed tonight’s Federal Budget a ‘battler’s budget, but without measures to address housing costs, Australians for Affordable Housing say the Budget will fail those struggling with the single biggest household expense.

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