USyd-owned student accommodation rents will see an average 6% rise next year despite Australia’s current cost of living crisis disproportionately impacting students.
While the increase to YouthAllowance and Austudy will be of significance for the payments’ recipients, young people should not lose sight of the government’s distorted approach to welfare increases across the board.
Honi attended Budget lockup to assess what the Budget included for students.
“We are seeing people turfed out of their homes. There are lines down the block just to wait to inspect unsuitable apartments full of mould, and that’s just the start.”
Ten years after the demolition of its public housing, plans for revival have finally been announced.
The 95th rogues gallery convenes for the first time.
If inflation remains at 7.8 per cent by 1 June next year, the average student debt will increase by $1847.
Honi takes an interest.
The union’s motion to increase their wage claim to the CPI plus 2.5 per cent per year responds to skyrocketing costs of living.