Greens demand rent freeze, support record immigration


Greens leader Adam Bandt appeared on Sky News, where he reiterated the party’s call for rents to be frozen:

“Renters need breathing space. At the moment, renters are feeling massive pain. Average rents have gone up $100 a week in the two years under Labor”, Bandt said.

“The Reserve Bank Governor said they’re going to go up by at least another $40 next year on average”.

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Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. He is also a co-founder of MacroBusiness. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.