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It seems when the Budget takes one step forward, the display of priority drags them many steps back. This Budget does not prioritise social reform, student poverty or welfare support, leaving vulnerable Australians who seek guidance or support during cost-of-living crises in a bottlenecked welfare system. 

The Anglican Church-associated charitable organisation surveyed 45,115 rental properties across Australia. Only three – all sharehouses – were affordable on JobSeeker, 31 on the Disability Support Pension, 89 on the Age Pension and 289 on minimum wage. Each of these numbers accounted for less than one percent of surveyed properties.

One of the most significant shifts over the past two years is the relocation of students from  inner Sydney suburbs, to  suburbs further away from campus — with high numbers living outside three kilometres of USyd.

To effectively address Australia’s housing crisis, we must move beyond the superficial supply-side approach and embrace a more comprehensive strategy.