Tag: Housing

Housing market at its slowest in 12 years — but is that about to change? – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A For Sale sign with an black flag reading 'auction' flying in the wind, in front of some trees.

Any further drop hasn’t been because of the government. (LNP)

via Housing market at its slowest in 12 years — but is that about to change? – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

State urged to examine dire housing need in mental health probe

Graeme pictured in October 2016, when he was homeless after leaving an exorbitantly expensive rooming house.

This is an area in which the NDIS fails to address and the service shows its ignorance and reluctance to even try. People without family supports aren’t capable with dealing with the bureacracy which polices them out of the system altogether rather than protects them. Trust is totally lost in others and in onesself and hiding from any welfare seems the most rational option for everyone. (ODT)

“You’re wasting resources trying to provide mental health services to people who don’t have stable housing,” Ms Smith said.

Historically, the mental health system included accommodation because people were ‘housed’ in institutions. When institutions closed there was an expectation patients would be accommodated in public housing, or in housing with supports attached.

But this deinstitutionalisation took place at a time when Australian governments were reducing their investment in social housing, creating a “perfect storm”,

 

State urged to examine dire housing need in mental health probe

Mortgage rates are going up as house prices are falling and that’s unusual … and a worry – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The cyclical curse of boom and bust in a capitalist society where the banks are government guaranteed or not who is left carrying the can for irresponsible lending? The American GFC proved we all are but not those that created the debt in the first place. Maybe Islamic banking is in fact ethical banking and not just usary (ODT)

Mortgage rates are going up as house prices are falling and that’s unusual … and a worry – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Victoria signs over $500m in public housing stock to Aboriginal organisation – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In a landmark move, the Victoria Government is handing over social housing assets worth $500 million to Aboriginal Housing Victoria to own, manage and develop on behalf of the state’s fast-growing Indigenous community.

Source: Victoria signs over $500m in public housing stock to Aboriginal organisation – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)