Our politicians fail to effectively address the growing
problem of delivering affordable and appropriately located housing for the
The initial discussion focused on how to help young families
commence home ownership. Focus is growing on affordable properties (either to
purchase or rent) for low-income earners, people on social benefits and front-line
service providers who should live near their work.
Given that all three levels of government impact the housing
supply and that our constitution does not provide a mechanism to bring about a
harmonised approach to the issue, a Royal Commission seems the best option for
breaking the inertia.