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Public housing waiting lists now more than 150,000



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JULIAN BEALE, M.H.R. Shadow Minister for Employment Training & Youth Affairs

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EMBARGOED UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY. DECEMBER 9. 1QflQ

PUBLIC HOUSING WATTING LISTS NOW MORE THAW 150,000

The waiting list for public housing in Australia has jumped to the record figure of more than 150,000, according to the Federal Member for Deakin and Coalition Spokesman on Housing and Small Business, Julian Beale.

This is a tragedy for Australian families.

The chief cause of this social disaster is the Federal Government's deliberate high interest rate policy.

The Victorian waiting list for public housing has grown faster than in other states.

For married couples with children the waiting list for public housing is averaging nearly five years.

Other applicants face a wait of three and a half years.

A serious accommodation shortage now exists throughout Australia.

The number of dwellings available for private rental is also declining steeply.

Homelessness and the social problems it causes are now on the increase.

The Hawke/Keating record savage high interest rate policy stands revealed as a crude and cruel imposition on ordinary Australian Families.

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