Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Readers Call for the Return of the Housing Commission

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Readers Call for the Return of the Housing Commission

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Government builder

WHY doesn't the government re instate the Housing Commission and build dwellings themselves? This is what they did in the past and could again.

Muggins

Rental poverty trap

AS OUR two-speed economy forces families to sell up or foreclose, the amount they will receive from banks and investors in the flooded market, means many will sell up at a loss. This will force a return to the rental market making the opportunity to own your own home and escape the rental poverty trap even less likely.

Greenwash

Provide instant jobs

IF THE government re-launched the Housing Commission, this would provide instant jobs for the construction, renovation and allied industries and with ripple effects across the domestic economy, especially retail, which means those in mortgage crisis would be financially buoyant.

We have well-documented past experience to guide us and the developers and banks would fight this.

Tonyryan

Address affordability

THIS is welcome news for many people. …

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