Discussion paper

A fair share for older people

Ageing Housing Urban planning Families Australia


At the time of writing this discussion paper Australia was in uncharted waters caused by the Global Economic Crisis (GFC) with unemployment on the rise and retirement incomes adversely impacted by stock market losses.

This discussion paper, prepared by the Older Persons' Affordable Housing Alliance in March 2009, supports the Federal Government's National Building Initiative which will add 20,000 new social housing dwellings in the coming years but urges long and medium term planning to underpin this short term initiative.

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