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Put simply, public housing is a bad investment

Simon Cowan
By Simon Cowan
Updated December 3 2021 - 6:29pm, first published 6:25pm
A public housing tower in Redfern, Sydney. Picture: Getty Images

This week has seen several proposals for increased social housing. The Grattan Institute released a plan for a Social Housing Future Fund, while Senator Jacqui Lambie - a longtime social housing advocate - was arguing for an increase in funding when her speech was interrupted by an accusation that a Liberal senator was making animal noises.

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Simon Cowan

Simon Cowan

Canberra Times columnist

Simon Cowan is research director at the Centre for Independent Studies and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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