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The issue of child poverty and its links to housing costs are not widely acknowledged in Australia. from

By 2030, ‘no Australian child will be living in poverty’ – why can’t we promise that?

Income poverty statistics tell us relatively little about why Australian children live in poverty, or how to alleviate it. But housing plays a critical part in the problem.
On average, Gen Ys are $50,000 short of the deposit they expect they’ll need to buy their first home. Lolostock from

What’s the key to home ownership for Gen Y?

Without long-term solutions to the imbalance between incomes and house prices, Gen Ys face a lifetime of renting without the financial and emotional security of home ownership.
Almost one in three older Australians would like to downsize to reduce the demands of maintaining their garden, but many can’t find alternative homes to suit their needs. Pierdelune from

Lack of housing choice frustrates would-be downsizers

Australia’s housing stock is not meeting the demands of older Australians, according to a new report.

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