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Jenny Smith

CEO of the Council to Homeless Persons

Jenny Smith is the CEO of the Council to Homeless Persons.
Our Leaders Must Address Some Home Truths On

Our Leaders Must Address Some Home Truths On Homelessness

Housing affordability affects all of us; it accounts for the biggest expense in every Australian household budget, and affordability is getting worse every year. Yet we do not have a national plan to do anything about it.
28/06/2016 5:39 AM AEST
Public Housing Residents Are Not 'Living The High

Public Housing Residents Are Not 'Living The High Life'

This story invites us to consider a question that is at the heart of much of the current debate on negative gearing, and which has long dogged the conversation on government policy relating to housing affordability.
24/02/2016 11:58 AM AEDT
Waste Of Space: 83,000 Melbourne Homes Sit Vacant While Homelessness

Waste Of Space: 83,000 Melbourne Homes Sit Vacant While Homelessness Soars

It's high time for Federal and State Governments to take action to deliver housing market outcomes that actually house people. The combined annual cost (or national loss) of the capital gains tax concession and negative gearing is around $7 billion. This in itself should drive pressure for reform.
15/12/2015 8:55 AM AEDT