We would never accept the state government turning hundreds of thousands of children away from schools, or people from hospitals, because we hadn’t invested enough in public education or healthcare.
But right now Queenslanders are suffering because unlike education and healthcare, housing is treated as a commodity - something investors, property developers and banks make billions of dollars a year buying and selling. The profits of a few are being put before the dignity of the many.
One in five Queenslanders are in severe financial stress because of unaffordable rents or mortgages. An entire generation are being locked out of the housing market. 20,000 Queenslanders are homeless and a further 29,000 are on the social housing waiting list.
Read our full plan here.