Australian rental housing under the spotlight


The lack of affordable rental housing in Australia, and possible solutions, will be discussed at a high-level meeting on Monday.

The meeting in the capital city, Canberra, is hosted by leading Australian women’s organisations, including the Equality Rights Alliance.

They say that private housing rents are rising three times faster than inflation and that vacancy rates are at a historic low.

The Alliance says women are more likely to be renting than men, particularly after relationship and marriage breakdowns.