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Aug 19, 2022

I am increasingly astounded by the lack of awareness by the nation’s politicians of the greatest issue in the housing market today – the rental shortage crisis.

AND the way state and federal politicians are making decisions almost daily which will make the situation even worse.

At the recent federal election, there was no discussion about the dire shortage of places for renters to live and none of the major parties put forward any policies to deal with it.

I think it’s safe to assume that this is because they were unaware that there’s even a problem to be dealt with.

The rental shortage has been building for years and now, somewhat belatedly, media has realised there’s a story here.

So now there are major articles every day with strident headlines describing desperate people sleeping in cars and living in tents because they can’t find anywhere to live – right across Australia.

Yet, despite the appearance of these startling stories day after day, politicians at all levels of government are apparently still unaware there’s a problem.