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Housing Needs to be on Election Agenda

24 Jun 13

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) says that all Australians should have access to affordable and suitable housing.

REIA President, Mr Peter Bushby says, "Home ownership is declining after three decades of stable levels and first home buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to enter the housing market."

"REIA’s 2013 Election Policies aim to stimulate the national debate and put housing at the centre of the agenda."

"Immediate, concerted action and leadership are required by all governments to meet Australia’s housing affordability and supply challenges," concluded Mr Bushby.

REIA’s six main election policy topics are:

  • First Home Buyers
  • Taxation Reform
  • Need for a Comprehensive Housing Policy
  • Supply of Housing for Social Housing Tenants Transitioning to Private Rental
  • Banking Ombudsman
  • Industrial Relations

REIA’s Election Policy document "Housing for All Australians" is available at