All public housing must be owned and have title held by either Federal, State or Municipal governments to provide security of tenure, with an immediate freeze on all sales and gifting of public housing properties (aka stock transfers) to social/ community housing sector and housing associations. Except for compulsory acquisition where the property must be replaced in the same area on a like-for-like basis.
Public housing rental rates should be capped at 25% of earnings, with the provision of 15% for people in ill health and for people with disabilities.
Public housing should be administered by appropriate government departments, not out sourced to non-government appointed and paid companies.
There needs to be an immediate increase in public housing stock to meet demand.
First Home Buyers
To ease the hardships faced by Australians in buying their first home, we propose that first home buyers should be able to access their superannuation funds to fund up to 5% of the total value of the home.