Housing

Public housing sell-off

THE NSW Minister for Housing made an announcement on 19 March 2014 that 293 Housing NSW properties at Millers Point and the Rocks will be sold off.

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Have your say on affordable housing

BOTH the Australian and NSW Parliaments are taking a long overdue look at affordable housing or, more accurately, the increasing unaffordability of housing.

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Council Rate Rebate here to stay: Minister

MINISTER for Local Government Don Page has rejected a proposal by an independent review panel to abolish the Local Government Pensioner Rate Rebate.

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Aunt Doris to be kicked out under proposed strata laws

THE NSW Government has capitulated to the developer lobby by proposing to remove the unanimous agreement rule for the sale of strata buildings.

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Save an older tenant from eviction

ROD Shearer (pictured below) has lived in his Newtown bedsit since the 1980s. He’s 80 years old and his landlord has tried to evict him three times since 2006 but he’s stood firm, in large part because of the assistance he’s received from the Older Persons Tenants' Service (OPTS).

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