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Monday, 16 September 1985
Page: 539


Senator HAINES —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) expresses concern at the continuing great disparity in Government funding between privately owned and public housing which-

(i) has ensured that there is now a disturbing crisis in the public housing and private rental markets with ever increasing waiting lists for public housing, and escalating rents as housing stocks decrease and competition for existing stocks increase; and

(ii) falls most heavily on the young homeless and single parent families, and

(b) acknowledges that there is a crisis in public housing and urges the Government to redirect a far greater proportion of its funds for housing to the public and rental housing sectors.