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Minute with Magnus

Things have been hotting up in housing advocacy as well as the weather. After a great turnout (150) at our Parramatta ‘Everybody Needs a Home’ Forum, in partnership with the Sydney Alliance, Vinnies, Uniting, and the CRMC, we followed-up with attendance and a question and plea for action at the next council meeting, only to […]

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Parramatta forum gets results

In early November, 150 people crowded into Parramatta Mission’s hall to meet and hear politicians from all three levels of government talk about their policies and actions on affordable housing. Also present was Dr Louise Crabtree, senior research fellow, Western Sydney University who delivered a very detailed analysis of the issues and possible solutions. See […]

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Housing affordability 2018 in NSW

The shortfall of affordable rental housing has grown 42% from 98,000 too few properties in 1996 to 140,000 in 2017. Churches Housing has compiled a 2-page infographic on the crisis. Download the Infographic

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Housing Solutions for Dummies

Download this paper as a pdf Australia’s three levels of government – Commonwealth, State, Council – are all responsible for various parts of the country’s housing affordability crisis, but no one level is responsible for solving it. Each level can pass the buck and the blame, and opt for politically safe choices that result in […]

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Housing (Un)affordability for Dummies

Download this paper as a pdf Housing affordability in Australia has worsened since 2008, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne where prices have increased fivefold – Sydney is now the second-least affordable city in the world, behind Hong Kong, with Melbourne not far behind.[1] A series of connected forces is causing this crisis in affordability. The […]