The rental market has become a big issue in Australia as rental rates continue to rise.
The rental sector is the biggest source of revenue for the federal government.
Rents have risen in recent years, with some states seeing a dramatic rise in rents, with prices rising by almost 50 per cent.
Some renters say they’re being forced to live on a $2,000 a month income.
I just think it’s just unfair that it’s like this, and they’re forced to take a lot of money out of their pocket, and then they can’t get on a boat and go back home and live there and do all their own things.
They’re forced out of the housing market, and it’s not fair to them.
I don’t know if I’m going to live in a house that’s this bad, because I’m not sure I want to.
My landlord is the only person who knows how to do my laundry.
There’s a lot to be angry about.
We’re paying a lot more for our housing than we are paying for electricity.
Renters have become increasingly frustrated at the inability of government to provide the funds they need to stay afloat.
It’s the biggest issue, it’s the largest issue in our economy.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its latest housing affordability figures in September.
The ABS found rents had risen by 20.4 per cent over the previous year, while average incomes were down by 5.4 points.
In Queensland, rents are now the highest in the country.
While renters in Melbourne and Sydney are being squeezed out by rising rents, the Government has promised to help the sector with the cost of housing.
A report commissioned by the Government says that by 2022-23, rent payments will be $10.8 billion higher than they would be otherwise, with about $5 billion of that spent on building affordable housing.