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The huge rise in house and rental prices in the state's resource regions is common knowledge.
But just how expensive is to rent a home in those parts of Queensland? And what about those people who live in the resource regions, but are not employed in the mining or LNG sector?
Warren Boland is talking to Adrian Pisarski, the Executive Officer of the housing campaign organisation, Queensland Shelter. Read more »
There has been a jump in the cost of renting larger homes in Brisbane. Figures show the median cost of a four-bedroom property has risen to about $500 a week, which is $50 higher than at the end of last year. Rents are also rising in several other Queensland cities. The latest figures show renting a four-bedroom house in Gladstone in central Queensland can cost up to $630 a week. Read more »
OPPOSITION to the State Government's decision to close down the Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service has been sparked as the clock ticks closer to the closure date.
Queensland Shelter says the State Government must develop a plan to help tenants in the private rental market following its decision not to continue funding for Tenant Advice and Advocacy Services.
The Queensland Government is about to get tough on public housing tenants who misbehave by applying a 'three strikes and you're out' policy but housing groups say it will increase homelessness.
Queensland's Liberal National Party has followed Western Australia's example and introduced a three strikes and you're out policy for disruptive or criminal behaviour from housing tenants. The Newman Government plans to evict problem tenants in an attempt to reduce the $5 million annual damage bill to public housing.
Brisbane lot production has more than halved since the financial crisis hit in 2007, according the Urban Development Institute of Australia.
New research has found record low interest rates are not enough to help Australians overcome soaring property prices, and the country's newest arrivals are particularly affected. It's long been regarded as the Australian dream to own your own home. But new research has found, despite interest rates being at historic lows, growing numbers of Australians are giving up on that dream and renting instead. Read more »
Australians are headed to be a nation of renters, living increasingly in apartments, and, for the poor, crammed into more crowded homes.
On Friday the federal government’s independent adviser on housing, the National Housing Supply Council, released a major report warning of the long term consequences of constricted new supply and low affordability. Read more »
Recent data released by Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) Queensland has revealed Mount Isa as the most expensive place to live in the state. The data has revealed a trend of mining towns and cities to be the highest hit with price hikes within the rental market. While the average cost in Brisbane for a four bedroom house is $450 per week, locations with mining operations are far exceeding inner city prices. Read more »