CPSA WAS contacted by a Member who lives in public housing in Abbottsford in Sydney’s Inner West. He hadn’t seen his neighbour for some time. He describes his neighbour as a “hermit”, so he didn’t immediately twig there might be something wrong.
WITH all this talk about how pensioners and other households will be affected by the carbon tax, public and community housing tenants were originally relieved that the compensation to pensioners and allowance recipients is to be in the form of a supplement rather than as part of the base rate of pensions and allowances.
FOR many years, people living in residential parks have been fighting for improvements to the Residential Parks Act to provide greater protection against excessive rent increases, harassment from park owners and improved security of tenure, to name a few.