Woe is Albo’s horrific housing hypocrite


Another fake left minister has come together with another fake left journo to produce more fake left housing propaganda at the epicentre of fake left property publishing.

The years Julie Collins spent as a little girl living in a large public housing estate north of Hobart were some of the most stable in her early life.

“I suppose you could say I had a bit of a tumultuous childhood,” she says.

Collins, 52, who became the minister for housing and homelessness following last year’s federal election, understands better than most the stress and uncertainty of unstable housing.

“There were quite a few times during my life where if it hadn’t been for my grandparents or for other people to lean on, I wouldn’t have had anywhere safe to stay – including [for] a time with my daughter as a single parent,” she says.

This nauseating hagiography is so divorced from reality that Nine should burst into flames. The journalist, Rachel Clun, should hang her head in shame.

Like her leader, Ms Collins claims the high moral ground of suffering as a child in public housing.

Yet Albo and Collins are quantitatively peopling Australia at the fastest rate ever. It is a deliberate strategy to grow the economy via a permanent housing crisis – for rents and prices.


Ms Collins and her partner own three properties. If she was ever impoverished or suffering in public housing, it was long ago, and she has long forgotten what it felt like.

How else can we explain why Albo and Collins are replicating their supposed suffering for as many Aussie kids as they possibly can. Not to mention residing over a boom in homelessness.

The Housing Affordability Fund that Ms. Collins will manage will do nothing to resolve any of it. It will fail to deliver targeted numbers and lift inflation to ensure that the private sector also misses its building projections.


Housing Minister Collins will be directly responsible for a rapidly worsening housing crisis, which may cost her equally phony boss government.

None of this is of value or importance to the editors at Nine because it is a prime corporate beneficiary of quantitative peopling.

It would prefer to myth-make for Albo’s horrific housing hypocrites so the scam can run forever.

About the author
David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.