Claims $1.1bn housing boost will favour the south, ‘neglect’ the north

The treasurer is spending big money on social housing but advocates say the $1.1bn will be used to buy political influence in SEQ while the north is ‘neglected’.

But Greater Whitsunday Housing Project advocate Tonia Wilson is concerned Central and North Queensland could still miss out in favour of the Southeast.

“It is only 500 more social homes per year in this budget,” she said.

“But there is no breakdown of where these homes are going to be built.

“Our concern is that it will…

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