Queensland is in a cost-of-living crisis like we haven’t seen in decades. Families are struggling to make ends meet, with rising costs of rent, fuel and groceries.
And it’s hitting renters and first home buyers hardest.
In Brisbane, in Bundaberg, on the Gold Coast, rents have soared by a record 20% over the last year. Families are living in tents because they can’t find a secure, affordable home. Pensioners are skipping meals because they can’t afford rising rents. Working people are sleeping in their cars because they can’t find an affordable rental.
The people who can least afford it are being hit hardest.
And we’re not at the peak yet – with inflation set to peak around Christmas time, putting in place an emergency rent freeze now is crucial before the housing crisis spirals even further.
Join Amy MacMahon, State Greens MP for South Brisbane and Max Chandler-Mather, Federal Greens MP for Griffith for a forum at the pub about why Australia needs a rent freeze and how we win it.
Venue and Access: The Holland Park Sports Club is wheelchair accessible, and has disabled toilets. The 172, 174 and 175 buses all stop close to the venue. There is also onsite parking. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available at the bar. Venue details here.