Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Queensland tenants asked to share public housing
According to the Minister, more than 8 700 public housing properties have two or more spare bedrooms, while 30 000 persons wait on the housing register. ‘Such under-utilisation cannot be allowed to continue’, Minister Flegg says.
Accordingly, the Minister proposes transferring tenants to smaller properties… or instituting ‘voluntary shared housing arrangements’!
Getting people off the waiting list and into social housing is great, but not when it is done by asking those who are on just the next rung of the ladder to wriggle over a bit. It also overlooks the great untapped reservoir of housing that exists in the spare rooms of owner-occupiers.
This is where the greatest ‘under-utilisation’ happens, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows in its Housing Occupancy and Costs survey.
In fact, of all the tenure types, public housing tenants ‘under-utilise’ their housing the least – even less than private renters. Meanwhile, almost 90 per cent of owner-occupiers without a mortgage, and over 82 per cent of owners with a mortgage, have one or more spare bedrooms.
And of course, there’s lots more owner-occupiers than public housing tenants. By our count of the ABS data [that is, the Housing Occupancy rates and the correct households data from the Census], Australia’s 5.2 million owner-occupier households have between them not less than 8 million spare bedrooms.
Perhaps Housing Ministers should consider writing to the nation’s owner-occupiers and ask them to take in a social housing applicant.
Or, if they prefer, that they contribute a little more money in tax – say, a land tax that applies to land for owner-occupied housing – to fund a social housing system that grows at least in line with demand for it.
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In early 2012, as reported by .westernjournalism.com/
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi pranced around Egypt proclaiming “Jihad is our path,” and thought there was nothing better than to die in the cause of Allah—that is, the exact language used by terrorists!
Despite this, Barack Obama gushed on national television after Morsi was elected President of Egypt. And oddly—or not so oddly—Obama continued to gush over Morsi while reports surfaced that the Muslim Brotherhood were setting uptorture chambers for their political enemies, not to mention openly crucifying Christians!
When Morsi was deposed, the Egyptian military discovered a treasure trove of documents linking the Obama regime with the illegal activities of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The President’s brother…is one of the architects of the major investments of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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he village of Lifta is just one kilometer NW of Jerusalem Al Quds. In 1948 some 2500 Palestinians were forced out of their village following the attack of Jewish groups who were trying to take control of the Jerusalem-Yaffa road.
Most residents of Lifta have moved to Jerusalem to escape the fighting.
This is what remains of the village of Lifta. In their opposition to settlement construction and in an effort to reclaim their land, Palestinians along with international supporters, gathered here to say that the occupation will not go unchallenged.
Following the war, Israeli settlers moved to the Village, some of them occupied the homes that once belonged to the Palestinians.
Israel recently has announced plans to build luxurious homes to settle Jewish immigrants from around the world on small pieces of lands remained of the Village.
However descendants of the fallen village have reiterated their intention to reclaim their land.
In a remarkable move Palestinians have filed a number of petitions including one with the office of the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization- the UNESCO Office in Paris and called on the organization to designate the site as a genuine Palestinian Heritage site.
With the approach of the annual observance of what Palestinians call Al Nakba Day or the Catastrophe in reference to the catastrophe that befell on them in 1948. Palestinians seem ever determined to keep the memory of Palestine and pass it on to future generations.
Several Jewish settlers stood by watching the event and seemed indifferent to Palestinian demands.
However, there were few Israelis that were among the crowd, that were voicing their support for the Palestinian cause of right of return.
The event was coordinated by an emerging popular Palestinian youth movement called ‘Youth for AL QUDS, or Jerusalem’ and the people of Lifta. Following the revolution in Tunisia and Egypt and the wave of popular uprising in the region, new Palestinian movements are emerging to liberate their land from the Israeli Occupation.
Source: Press TV
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