Opinion

Quick fixes and a plan needed for the rental crisis

By Michele Adair
Updated May 4 2022 - 5:02am, first published May 3 2022 - 3:30am

The biggest election issue in regional Australia is the lack of affordable rental housing. In the past two years regional rents have increased by 20 per cent nationally compared to 14 per cent in the capital cities. One in three Australians rent, and housing is by far the biggest cost of living. The lack of housing is hurting families and business.

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