The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has announced the release of its 07/08 reports into public housing nationally.
The public rental housing report allows us to make some interesting comparisons. If we had an opposition good for more than sipping coffee and working on its tan they’d already have mined some nuggets but here’s what leapt out at me (feel free to take a look and share your own thoughts.
On p3 The ACT is listed as having 877 “New applicants on waiting list who have a ‘greatest need'” out of a total waiting list of 1,859, or 47%. NSW by comparison has 2,214 greatest need applicants waiting out of a total list of 49,950 or 4%.
That’s one hell of a difference and most of the other States are in the NSW ballpark.
I wonder how the large number of high income earners sitting pretty in their “security of tenure” govvies sleep at night knowing they’re forcing 877 families in “greatest need” out into the cold?