Renters’ Rights And Housing Supply Top National Cabinet’s Agenda
Renters’ rights and housing supply are at the top of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s agenda when he meets with state premiers at Cabinet next week.
Reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, possible changes being flagged includes limiting landlords to one rent increase every two years.
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While details of the changes still need to be determined, state leaders will ultimately be left to implement their own rules.
The nation’s housing supply and affordability crisis will also be discussed.
It comes as Labor and the Greens dispute over how to address the housing crisis.
Albanese’s government is committed to the Housing Future Fund which has an allocated $10 billion to build 30,000 new homes.
The fund would provide the homes within five years and include 4,00 for women and children at risk of domestic violence.
The Greens, however, are blocking the legislation in the Senate, and was also rejected by the Coalition in June.
Instead, the Greens are pushing for the rent freeze, more rights for tenants and increasing funding for public housing in exchange for the party’s support.
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