The latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) highlights that JobSeeker recipients are facing severe rental stress across the country. The RAI is an indicator of the price of rents relative to household incomes based on new rental agreements. It is released annually by National Shelter, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, SGS Economics & Planning and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. To view the interactive map, click here. To view the full report, as well as the media releases for each state/territory, please find below.

Full 2020 Rental Affordability Index Report

WA Media Release

QLD Media Release

VIC Media Release

TAS Media Release

ACT Media Release

NSW Media Release

SA Media Release

National Media Release