Housing

Review of Social Housing Rents

The NSW Government has asked IPART to investigate if it could squeeze more rent out of public and community housing tenants, including pensioners.

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Budget 2017: Downsizing

From 1 July 2018 (if legislation is passed) people over 65 will be able to make a non-concessional contribution of up to $300,000 ($600,000 for couples) from the proceeds of selling their home.

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Budget 2017: Homelessness and affordable housing

The National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness has been included in the 2017 Budget.

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Private rental housing out of reach

Each year Anglicare Australia compiles and publishes its Rental Affordability Snapshot. And each year it makes for a depressing read.

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Home ownership: the fourth pillar

Economist Saul Eslake calls it the fourth pillar of Australia's retirement income system. The other three pillars are the Age Pension, superannuation and private savings.

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