Housing Media

Auditor-General paints a bleak picture of the state of NSW public housing

The NSW Auditor General released a performance report today that highlights a number of shortfalls in the way that the social housing system is operating.

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Thousands to be incentivised out of their homes

“Pensioners slam the NSW Government’s incentive to public tenants, which amounts to eviction, by taxing them up to $1,500 per year if they have spare bedrooms”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Chamaine Crowe.

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Pensions go up but a portion snatched by NSW Government

“From today pensioners receive their regular bi-annual pension increase. This time it is an extra $35.80 per fortnight for singles and $54 per fortnight for couples (combined)”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Public Housing Tenants Robbed by NSW Government

“The inclusion of the pensioner carbon tax compensation in public housing rent calculations is a concerning move by a Government who seems incapable of understanding what social disadvantage means”, said Research/Policy Officer, Amelia Christie.

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Pensioners: Carbon Tax Compo Can’t Fund Public Housing Rents

“CPSA is alarmed at the prospect that the Carbon Tax compensation may be eaten up by public housing rent increases” said Amelia Christie, CPSA Research and Policy Officer.

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