The National Welfare Rights Network has released a report recommending that Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) be increased by 30% and that future increases be linked to housing rent inflation rates rather than the general CPI. It also suggests increasing the rates for Newstart, Youth Allowance and the end to ‘sharers’ rates for CRA.
Mainstream wisdom has it that the tax break for landlords known as negative gearing is also good for tenants. After all, lower landlord costs equal lower rents, right? And if that’s not true, then at least it has expanded the amount of rental housing, resulting in lower rents, yeah? In 2011, our friends at The […]