Affordable housing crisis

I normally use this blog for my own views rather than other people’s. However, occcasionally I feel that I’ve already said something many times before, and then I see someone else express the same concerns and think ‘stuff it, no one gave a toss when I’ve been saying this, but maybe this person is saying…

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Housing is a human right

It has baffled and frustrated me for a long time that housing issues get so little focus in political and public debate – unless you count interest rates and the fate of the housing market, which is a very narrow part of the issue. Report after report shows growing problems with the lack of affordable…

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More on housing affordability

I have a piece published in Online Opinion today which goes into more detail about some of the issues I believe need to be addressed (click here to read it). There’s no single perfect solution of course, but unless we get a cooperative and coordinated approach being driven from a national level, we will continue…

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Housing affordability

I did a brief segment this morning on Channel Ten’s Meet the Press program. The main topic was the nation’s housing affordability crisis. I’ve been trying off and on for some years to get more political attention to the problem of housing costs and availability so it was a welcome, albeit brief, opportunity. Please like…

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Big Brother & A Big(ger) Issue

This week has brought one of those unexpected confluences which working in politics often seems to throw up. I went from having barely mentioned the words “big brother” in any way for years to suddenly spending most of Monday doing little else but talking, typing and respoding to opinions and feedback about Big Brother. The…

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Housing – A Human Right?

I spent all day in Melbourne being part of the panel for the first half of a two day ‘ Housing Rights Tribunal‘, organised by the Victorian Council of Social Services. Eleven people – a couple from housing organisations but most of them individuals – told of their experiences today with insecure or inadequate housing….

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