The budget, released last week, was widely expected to include significant measures to tackle the shortage of affordable housing and rising homelessness, but experts say it falls short.
“The government has completely failed to work on the housing crisis,” said Sally Smith, a housing advocate. “We’re in the midst of a crisis and the budget does nothing to address it. It’s a complete failure.”
Critics say that the budget does not do enough to increase funding for affordable housing, and fails to provide meaningful solutions for renters who are struggling with skyrocketing prices. They also argue that the government has not done enough to address the root causes of the housing crisis, such as increasing land prices and a lack of affordable construction.
“The government seems to think that throwing a few tax breaks at developers is going to solve the housing crisis, but it’s simply not enough,” said John Doe, a housing expert. “What we need is real investment in social housing and measures to control housing prices.”
The criticism comes as the housing crisis continues to deepen, with homelessness and evictions on the rise across the country. Many experts say that the government’s failure to act is exacerbating the problem, and that urgent action is needed to address the crisis.
“Every day that the government fails to act, more and more people are left without a home,” said Smith. “We need to see real solutions and meaningful action from the government, and we need to see it now.”
- Published By Team Australia News
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