'Woeful': Government slammed for housing crisis

    enJune 06, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Housing crisis in QueenslandDespite the state government's efforts to construct homes faster and enhance housing practices, over 40,000 individuals remain on the public housing waitlist.

      The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has criticized the state government's handling of the housing crisis, with the CEO labeling the current situation as "woeful." The government, however, asserts they're constructing homes faster than their predecessors and implementing measures to enhance housing practices. Despite this, approximately 40,000 individuals remain on the public housing waitlist. In a different context, research from Monash University indicates that coal mines surrounded by dense bushland emit fewer emissions. This development follows the initiation of work on the Aclin mine's 13.5 kilometer conservation zone, which aims to plant 3,000 trees over the next decade. Additionally, the Beulon Shire Council CEO has been granted an extension to remain in her position until 2025, but a recruitment process for her replacement will commence in 2025. Lastly, Queenslanders have an extra reason to celebrate on June 6th, as it marks the day when Queensland was established as a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859. The decision was made based on the 29 degrees south latitude and natural features of the country. Meanwhile, Cherbourg star Selwyn Cobo is focusing on game 2 of the State of Origin series after securing a victory on his birthday. Cobo believes maintaining a positive attitude, turning up prepared, and keeping the team spirit will contribute to a Maroons victory in game 2.

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