As a kid I was homeless,and that’s why I joined the Vinnies CEO Sleepout last night

As a kid I was homeless,and that’s why I joined the Vinnies CEO Sleepout last night

As a young boy,for a couple of years,most of my casual wardrobe was provided by Vinnies,as was almost every piece of our furniture,crockery and homewares. Vinnies changed my life.

  • byRichard Stewart

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Housing debate reignites as critics say Brisbane budget falls short

Housing debate reignites as critics say Brisbane budget falls short

Higher rates for Airbnb-style rentals and rezoning some commercial land for accommodation won’t be enough to address Brisbane’s housing shortage,according to critics.

  • byMatt Dennien
PM,your plan to fix housing crisis should reach for the stars
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PM,your plan to fix housing crisis should reach for the stars

Anthony Albanese is right to hope his story of growing up in social housing and moving into The Lodge inspires others. But we should also recognise that his story is less likely to happen today.

  • byKate Colvin
‘A shrinking resource’:Report highlights scarcity of social housing
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‘A shrinking resource’:Report highlights scarcity of social housing

A nationwide shortage of social housing means some applicants can expect to wait more than 10 years for a home in most parts of Sydney.

  • byLucy Cormack
Fury in Northcote over ‘bare minimum’ of social housing for rebuilt plaza

Fury in Northcote over ‘bare minimum’ of social housing for rebuilt plaza

A $500m shopping centre redevelopment that was rejected by the local council has been approved by VCAT despite only eight out of 605 homes set aside for social housing.

  • byCara Waters
If the major parties really wanted to house the nation,they’d start building

If the major parties really wanted to house the nation,they’d start building

Prepare to be disappointed. Whoever wins government on Saturday,it will take transformative policy courage to fix Australia’s housing mess.

  • byEmily Sims
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WA budget to benefit property development,but leaves renters out in the cold

WA budget to benefit property development,but leaves renters out in the cold

There are concerns the WA budget handed down on Thursday does little to address the rental crisis,particularly in the short term.

  • byHolly Thompson
Victorian opposition vows to revive Labor’s dumped planning reforms

Victorian opposition vows to revive Labor’s dumped planning reforms

The opposition’s package would exclude the social housing levy that was originally proposed by the Andrews government before it was dumped after an industry backlash.

  • byRachel Eddie
Housing affordability challenge requires leadership and vision

Housing affordability challenge requires leadership and vision

When it comes to housing,no Australians should be forgotten. However,the absence of a genuine reform agenda from either of the major parties short-changes us all.

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Brisbane Council urged to ease housing stress with Olympic funds

Brisbane Council urged to ease housing stress with Olympic funds

The council opposition has called for millions in unused Olympic funds to provide more housing options in the fast-growing capital.

  • byCloe Read
New policies barely lighten the load when it comes to affording a home

New policies barely lighten the load when it comes to affording a home

The policies of the two major parties are unlikely to deliver much relief to home owners or renters because when it comes down to it,neither party wants house values to fall.

  • byNicole Gurran