Inquiry into the worsening rental crisis in Australia

Terina HegartyPolicy submissions

Economic Justice Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Inquiry into the worsening rental crisis in Australia.

In this submission, we highlight the poverty and risk of homelessness faced by private renters who are reliant on social security income support, particularly people among vulnerable cohorts. We call for a further boost to basic rates of JobSeeker Payment and other working age payments, along with a further increase in the rate of Commonwealth rent assistance payable to social security income support payment recipients.

Read the full submission here.