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Nov 9, 2011
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Melbourne’s growth corridor ought to be part of a National Affordable Housing plan

The Baillieu Government’s plan to house 1 million more people on the outer fringe gives cause for concern, as relying on expansion of cities as a sole strategy to achieve affordable housing is a recipe for disaster.

Pushing cities further out means putting people ever further from the major job centres, and creates a massive infrastructure deficit, particularly for public transport, that simply won’t be funded by developers. Continue reading »

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Oct 19, 2011
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Rents push households to crisis point

Today we had the Victorian launch of the campaign where we revealed that high housing costs are pushing households to seek emergency relief services for the provision of basics like food parcels and bill payments.

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Sep 22, 2011
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How is housing affordability affecting your state?

On Monday, we released the analysis ‘Australia’s broken housing system’ [linked], revealing that housing costs are not only the biggest cost to household budgets, but also the fastest rising. Housing costs have increased an average of 55% over the last six years.

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Sep 20, 2011
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Campaign Launch

The Australians for Affordable Housing launch at Parliament House was a great success, starting off with ABC’s AM program and lots of radio interviews around the country and finishing with two live crosses on ABCNEWS 24 and Channel 7 by the end of the day.

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