BOTH the Australian and NSW Parliaments are taking a long overdue look at affordable housing or, more accurately, the increasing unaffordability of housing.
MINISTER for Local Government Don Page has rejected a proposal by an independent review panel to abolish the Local Government Pensioner Rate Rebate.
THE NSW Government has capitulated to the developer lobby by proposing to remove the unanimous agreement rule for the sale of strata buildings.
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).
OVER 33,000 people living in registered residential parks (more if you include those parks which are not registered with NSW Fair Trading) will be affected by the NSW Government’s axing of the funding for the Park and Village Service (PAVS) which provides support for people in residential parks.