ANOTHER of the major topics raised at last month’s tax forum was the issue of housing affordability and the tax system’s role in the crisis we have today.
Against the background of run-away increases in electricity, gas and water charges, the NSW Government has ended the exemption of the 2009 one-off $30 pension increase from the public housing rent calculation.
A DAMNING report by the NSW Ombudsman has shed light on the appalling conditions and circumstances many boarding house residents experience across NSW.
by Virginia Pidcock, Older Persons Tenants' Service
NEW laws affecting all tenants in NSW began on 31 January, 2011. Those renting privately or in public and community housing need to be aware of the new laws.