In the run-up to the elections in Australia, Greens party leader Sen. Christine Milne, noting the Labour and Coalition parties offer little in the way of housing, proposes to build 12,200 affordable housing units a year across the country for ten years. She says, “One thing not being talked about this election is homelessness and affordable housing, and the difficulties people are having.” The Northern Territory (NT) alone would receive 7,000 homes, one third of which would be modular. MHProNews has learned the NT, while comprising one-sixth of the land mass, is home to only 200,000 out of some 23 million Australians, mostly aboriginals in the country’s Outback area. As abc.net.au reports, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd proposes to create a northern economic zone to encourage business by cutting company taxes; opposition leader Tony Abbott suggests more agriculture in the area and tax perks to get Australians to move north.
(Photo credit: sourceable.net–Australian modular housing)