‘No genuinely affordable housing’ in Australia, warns housing minister

first_imgMinister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said society had broken a promise to young people.Mr de Brenni said policy makers had a responsibility to get it right, something he hoped would be the case with the Queensland government’s forthcoming ten year housing strategy.“Our housing strategy will, over ten years, turn the traditional notion of public housing on its head. As we redevelop homes in areas of historic public housing concentration, I want to make sure our new homes are at the cutting edge of design. You will be able to walk through these neighbourhoods without being able to tell which homes are public housing and which ones aren’t.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index May 201700:47He said the Queensland government planned to ensure that revitalised precincts had a mix of designs, types and tenures of housing, citing the $1 billion 20-year Better Neighbourhoods Logan program as an example.He said government housing tenders would be for “innovative housing”, not “cookie cutter, soon to be unsuitable homes”. The Queensland government plans to have a mix of designs, types and tenures of housing in revitalised suburban precincts. Picture: Darren EnglandQUEENSLAND housing minister Mick de Brenni has called for a rethink, warning Australian housing was now unaffordable.“No genuinely affordable housing currently exists in this country – housing that gives working families the chance to prosper through stability – housing that gives young people the best opportunity to succeed,” he told the Q-Shelter – Future Housing Taskforce Conference in Brisbane.“Right at the heart of our housing affordability problem is a generation which is acutely aware that society has broken a promise to them.“We have told young people to work hard, further their education, play by the rules and they can enjoy the same promise of a middle class existence that my generation and the generations before us enjoyed.“But university funding has been cut. TAFE funding has been cut, and training is more expensive. Commutes from affordable suburbs are lengthy and getting longer every week.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“And we have a generation who is consistently being beaten out at auctions across the country by people who have been given a leg up by fifty years’ worth of government policies.”last_img read more

Eni hits gas in UAE

first_imgItalian energy conglomerate Eni has made a new gas and condensate discovery in the Mahani exploration prospect located onshore in the Area B Concession of Sharjah (UAE).The concession was awarded to Eni in the first International Competitive Exploration Licensing Round conducted by the Petroleum Council of Sharjah, the company said in its statement.The Mahani-1 was drilled to a total of 14,597 feet measured depth. The well encountered a thick gas-bearing limestone reservoir in the Thamama of Lower Cretaceous age. The well was tested with flow rates up to 50 Mscf/d (million cubic feet per day) of lean gas and associated condensate, Eni said.The size of the discovery will be further assessed with additional appraisal drilling.The new phase of exploration in the area, which has already been explored in the past, is targeting complex subthrust Jurassic and Cretaceous plays of the Arabian carbonate platform in the inner thrust zone of the Oman Fold belt and requires accurate and sophisticated seismic imaging.Eni holds a 50 percent stake in the Concession Area B with SNOC, the National Oil Company of Sharjah, holding the remaining 50 percent and acting as Operator.The JV has already started the studies to fast track the exploitation of these new resources leveraging on the synergies with the existing facilities and infrastructure while finalizing the evaluation of the discovery.last_img read more

Other Sports MC Mary Kom enters semi-final of Women’s World Boxing Championship, assures India of silver

first_imgNew Delhi: MC Mary Kom continued her great form in the Women’s World Boxing Championship by beating Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea 5-0 in the semi-final of the 48 kg light flyweight category in New Delhi on Wednesday to keep her hopes of a sixth gold medal alive. She will now face Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota. Mary Kom had secured the gold medal the last time it was held in New Delhi in 2006 and she now has a chance to shatter history and become the all-time leading gold medal winner in the World Boxing Championship. She is currently tied with five gold medals with Ireland’s Katie Taylor.Speaking after the victory, Mary Kom said it was a dream to win gold medals on a regular basis. “I was alert this time. Every boxer learns something, whether they win or they lose. I had to improve my defence and attack,” Mary Kom said.The Women’s World Championship is a special tournament for Mary Kom. Ever since 2001, when the event first took place, the 35-year-old has won six medals, five of which were gold. Her tally of five individual gold medals is the joint-most by any athlete and she now has the chance to win a gold medal in the World Boxing Championship for the first time since 2010.In the entire history of the Amateur World Boxing Championship, only one individual has won six gold medals. Felix Savon of Cuba won from 1986 to 1999 in the 91kg category and Mary Kom has the chance to level that on Saturday. In addition to the Women’s World Boxing Championship, Mary Kom is the only Indian boxer to win gold medals in both Asian and Commonwealth Games. However, in the 2012 London Olympics, she won bronze that too in dramatic circumstances.However, there was disappointment for India in the 64kg welterweight competition as Lovlina Borgohain lost 0-4 to Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Related Articles Are you an Angels fan? Are you as committed to Anaheim as Mike Trout, if not as well paid?Welcome to the ‘Angels in the Inbox’ newsletter, featuring the coverage of beat writer Jeff Fletcher and the Orange County Register’s sports and photo staff.Fletcher has been covering the Angels beat since 2013, is in the clubhouse before and after every game, and delivers analysis and the stories you can only get from the Register. By signing up for the newsletter, you’ll get the latest stories delivered every morning, and be the first to be alerted to breaking news and the biggest stories.To receive the Angels in the Inbox newsletter, sign up here. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more