4 Nov 2014

Statistician on rent subsidies vs. state houses

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 4 November 2014

The Prime Minister has further outlined the government's thinking on state housing policy, saying providing poor families with rent subsidies is a better way of helping people out of poverty than the provision of state houses. The government has said housing will be a major focus for this term of government - and has signalled it may sell up to 20,000 of the state's 69,000 homes. Former Government Statistican and public policy expert, Len Cook, is current with Victoria University's Institute for Governance and Policies Studies.