Housing affordability is a huge issue at many levels. Very high costs for purchase are associated with high household debt levels, and lack of access to appropriate housing hinders many people from finding work and sustaining their families.
1. This past Wednesday marked the 108th International Women’s Day. Since the first IWD in 1908 we have come a long way and Labor has a proud history of advancing women’s rights. However, there is still much to be done to achieve equality.
This week I visited Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital with Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King MP. The staff we met are clearly passionate about their work, and the community they serve. However, the hospital faces real challenges in meeting the needs of a growing population in South West Sydney.