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Media Release: Rental Affordability Worsens as Adelaide Overtakes Sydney as the Second Least Affordable Capital City in the Country

Adelaide has now overtaken Sydney as the second least affordable capital city, as incomes in Greater Adelaide have failed to keep pace with rising rents.

The latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found that Greater Adelaide now only trails Hobart as the least affordable capital city in the country. This is largely due to the slow income growth compared to other capital cities and rising rents.

The geographic spread

November 27th, 2019|Media Releases, Media Releases, News, News, News|

Media Release: Canberra Becomes More Unaffordable to Rent, Pushing People on Newstart out of the Market

Canberra’s inner city and suburbs have become even more unaffordable with rental affordability deteriorating across the city since this time last year, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found

Despite remaining acceptable in rental affordability, the ACT has seen a marginal and consistent decline in rental affordability from the December quarter of 2016 to the close of the June quarter 2019.

Many areas across the central city and

November 27th, 2019|Media Releases, Media Releases, News|

Media Release: Morrison Government and Ministry

National Shelter has written to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison M.P., congratulating the government on their return and raising the ongoing housing and homelessness issues the government has a responsibility to address. We have indicated we will review our own positions on housing and homelessness but are committed to the development of a national housing strategy to rebalance our housing system which continues to fail to adequately meet

May 29th, 2019|Media Releases|

Media Release – Housing’s Real Needs Not Dealt with by First Home Owners Saving Scheme

National Shelter calls on both major parties to extend their new bipartisanship on first home owner saver schemes to other more vital areas of housing policy.

Over the past 23 years, social housing levels have dropped from 6% nationally to 4.8% and below 3% in Victoria.

National Shelter has called instead for the development of a National Housing Strategy, which examines all the components of our housing system, including reforms to tax, planning,

Federal Budget 2019 Media Release – 5 Bucks a Week Won’t Dent the Rent

Adrian Pisarski National Shelter Spokesperson says,

‘The tax cuts offered by the government may add $5.00 to the budgets of people on incomes up to $708 per week. But $5 a week won’t dent the rent. Even $20 a week for incomes of $919 per week doesn’t help that much against often rising rents of $400 or $500 a week that many on those incomes face.’

The central themes of budget

April 3rd, 2019|Media Releases|

Time for real leadership from Govt on housing ahead of budget 2017

Housing policy peak National Shelter has challenged the Federal Government to be bold in the face of pressure from vested interests and not squander the chance to reform the tax treatment of housing.

Responding to reports on a key speech the Treasurer Scott Morrison is due to make this morning, National Shelter spokesperson Adrian Pisarski said that there is no evidence that curbing the excessive generosity of tax concessions will raise

April 10th, 2017|Media Releases|

Young mum to deliver petitions from 40,000 Australians calling on the Federal Government to prioritise homelessness funding and reform to avert looming crisis


Young mum to deliver petitions from 40,000 Australians calling on the Federal Government to prioritise homelessness funding and reform to avert looming crisis 

A delegation led by a 24-year-old mother with a ten-year history of homelessness will deliver petitions comprising over 40,000 signatures from Australians who are concerned the Federal Government is not meeting its responsibilities to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Hayley Van

November 8th, 2016|Media Releases|

New Rental Affordability Index shows dire picture for Australian households


Australia’s first ever Rental Affordability Index reveals the depth and extremity of housing stress faced by renters in the current market. Both low income and moderate income households suffer poverty due to high rental costs. 

Housing stress occurs when households pay 30% of income or more on rent. Low income households are required to pay around 65% of income on rent to access a tenancy. This means that rents are extremely

November 23rd, 2015|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|