August 4th 2007


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Articles from this issue:

EDITORIAL: Solving the housing crisis

NATIONAL SECURITY: The lessons of the Dr Haneef case

CANBERRA AFFAIRS: Will Liberals dump Howard before election?

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Call for industry policy debate

PORNOGRAPHY: Canberra drags its feet over internet porn

FAMILY: Group marriage on the way

VICTORIA: No more abortions, please

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Bring back King Canute / The entertainers / Broadcaster's bias / Regime changes in Turkey and Pakistan?

SPECIAL FEATURE: Postmodern science - a contradiction in terms

VIETNAM: Economic tiger, political laggard

GLOBAL WARMING: Hosting a hog roast to promote vegetarianism

OBITUARY: A born leader and exemplary Christian - Peter Keogh (1931-2007)

Tough anti-terror laws needed (letter)

Collective bargaining hypocrisy (letter)

Rudd on grocery and housing prices (letter)

Young couples without homes (letter)

First home unaffordable (letter)

Young people deprived by technology (letter)

Film's Christian theme? (letter)

BOOKS: STRUGGLE AND ACHIEVEMENT, by Hal G.P. Colebatch

BOOKS: ELLA: Princess, Saint and Martyr, by Christopher Warwick

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Young couples without homes (letter)


by Frank Collins

News Weekly, August 4, 2007
Sir,

As regards housing unaffordabil-ity, there are a great many Australian young couples who simply cannot afford to purchase a home, especially when raising a family on a single income. They rent because they are forced to.

Hence, Marc Florio, in detailing the adverse impact of investors and negative gearing (News Weekly, June 9, 2007), is much closer to the mark than is Emidio Restall, who describes how investor activities reduce rents (News Weekly, June 23, 2007).

Lower rents are good, but lower house prices are better.

I have several children who will endure the misery of enforced renting, and the inability to furnish their "nest" as is possible with one's own home.

My heart goes out to them. Our generation has failed them completely, and we must admit the fact that we have reversed the paradigm and left them worse off than ourselves.

Frank Collins,
Morley, WA




























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