housing crisis

Margaret River school holiday tourists add pressure to homeless locals

A cold tent is no place to grieve, but there are no other housing options for new widow Cheryl Rowe in Margaret River, one of Australia’s best-known tourist towns. Key points: Thousands of tourists are heading to caravan parks across the South West these school holidays Locals and workers are also competing for temporary accommodation …

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China braces for a slowdown that could be even worse than 2020

Growth projections have come down steadily since March, when the official target of around 5.5% was first disclosed. The consensus in a Bloomberg survey is for the economy to expand 3.5% this year, which would be the second-weakest annual reading in more than four decades. Forecasters at Morgan Stanley and Barclays Plc are among those …

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Homeless people living in Victorian park face eviction after council has land rezoned

Homeless men and women who have been camping in caravans and tents in a park near Bendigo in northern Victoria have been given their marching orders. Key points: Lee-Anne Gray, who rents a caravan with her son, says she doesn’t where she’ll go now She says there is some community support for the decision to …

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