Bad policy leads to empty homes

The state is the biggest landowner and yet it refuses to free up housing to solve the homelessness crisis

12th June, 2016
There are huge tranches of available property while the issue of homelessness and rent are at a critical level. Pic: iStock

Imagine if we had an oncology unit which nobody knew about, which was staffed, operational and yet unused. There would be a national outcry, and it would be well deserved. The thought of people suffering needlessly is abhorrent to any rational individual.

So why is there no outcry that such a thing is actually happening in the housing sector? Instead of an unused cancer hospital, there are huge tranches of available property while the issue...

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