Senator Lee Rhiannon has called for caps on rent rises and investment in community housing, after the Rental Affordability Index revealed the Hunter region is unaffordable for people on benefits.
The move would ensure everyone has a stable, affordable home, Senator Rhiannon claimed.
“We owe it to them to elevate the provision of housing to a human right,” she said. “There is not a single area in Australia that is typically affordable for a pensioner. It’s worse for a person on Newstart.”