Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Barnett out Of Touch on Housing Problems

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.

In contradiction to this Stirling City Council has stated demand for crisis accommodation had outstripped availability in recent years, and there was an increasing number of homeless families not affected by family or domestic violence accessing the service.

A Council spokesperson said 'the lack of affordable accommodation added to the strain of the (crisis) centre, ... the greatest difficulty the service is facing is the transitioning of our clients into affordable accommodation without putting them at further risk of becoming homeless due to their financial restraints.'

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