Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Housing Availability iT Matters

Editor
Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Independent candidate Matthew Whitfield has welcomed Mark McGowan's announcement that he would look to place a cap on future Council Rate rises should he be elected

Whitfield who has been campaigning for a cap on Council Rates in the Rockingham electorate has seen it as a winner and formed part of his platform.

 

Editor
Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Premier Barnett and the WA Government would appear to be out of touch and not on top of the Western Australian Housing situation after comments by a WA Council.

Recently Barnett said he did not accept there was a housing crisis in Perth, and called it growing pains.

Editor
Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Rockingham Independent candidate Matthew Whitfield has acted on Western Australian housing issues.

Whitfield states, 'the fact we have a lot of people living in caravan parks and their cars or hostels, shows that we do have a problem here'

Editor
Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Stirling City Council is running at capacity with its crisis accommodation services.

They have said there is an increasing number of homeless not affected by family or domestic violence accessing the service.

Editor
Monday, 11 February 2013

Premier Barnett's comments recently that there is not a housing crisis in Western Australia is contradicted by WAFL Claremont Football Club comments.

Editor
Saturday, 09 February 2013

Premier Colin Barnett has stated in an interview during January 2013 there is not a housing crisis in Western Australia.

Barnett said there are always homeless people, saying, 'there are people homeless throughout Australia, the difference is can get a job in Western Australia.'

Editor
Friday, 08 February 2013

by AIHW

Housing assistance remains important for many Australians, particularly with increasing households experiencing 'housing stress', according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The demand for social housing (rental housing provided by government or not-for-profit community organisations) continues to be high and waiting lists remain long.

Editor
Monday, 04 February 2013

Independent candidate for Rockingham Matthew Whitfield has criticised local member and Opposition leader Mark McGowan on his knowledge of the real estate industry.

Editor
Thursday, 31 January 2013

Independent Nedlands candidate and Town Planner Max Hipkins has stated more Crisis Accommodation is required.

Editor
Sunday, 27 January 2013

Labor Statement

WA Labor will cut the upfront costs of renting a house by abolishing the rental option fee, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Editor
Monday, 21 January 2013

Greg Ross (Kalamunda) Statement

Retired and senior citizens in the Kalamunda electorate are deeply concerned at not only the direction the Council is taking the Jack Healey Centre, but also its very future.

Editor
Monday, 21 January 2013

Greens Statement

WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Lynn MacLaren MLC have called for Federal-State cooperation on a bold new plan to tackle housing affordability.

Senator Ludlam said the Greens "Convert to Rent" initiative would deliver affordable rental properties at a minimum cost and without adding to urban sprawl.

Editor
Monday, 17 December 2012

A major Western Australian Housing Advocacy group Shelter WA has put a submission to Western Australian government in October identifying the current and future housing shortage as a CRISIS.

It states 'Western Australia is experiencing a housing crisis, with many individuals and families, including people engaged in the workforce, unable to access affordable housing and facing homelessness.'

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