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|Reforming rent assistance: ending rental stress across Australia||325.23 KB|
This paper explores how and whether Commonwealth Rent Assistance is delivering on its aim, which is to alleviate rental stress for people on the lowest incomes.
The analysis shows that:
This paper calls for reform of Commonwealth Rent Assistance to ensure people on the lowest incomes can access the payment, and an increase to the payment to stop it from leaving people in rental stress. The payment should then be indexed to rental prices, rather than general inflation, to ensure it does not fall behind the cost of rent again.