Housing affordability, transport, suburb growth and crime dominate Victorian election forum

What do you get when you bring a bunch of people together to talk politics without the politicians?

About 70 people gathered in Southbank to debate policy free from spin, and with the guiding influence of experts and leaders in transport, crime and housing at tonight’s ABC Radio Melbourne Voter’s Voice forum.

One of the youngest in the audience, Zoe’s heart was set on a topic that many young Victorians had a burning passion for: housing affordability.

She’s just purchased a house through the HomesVic shared equity scheme, where the government helps first-home buyers enter the market by reducing the amount of money required for a home loan.

In turn the government takes a share up of to 25 per cent interest in the property, and Zoe wanted to know what other policies might be on offer to help improve affordability.

Experts on the panel agreed the state of affairs for young people is still grim when it comes to housing.

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Source: ABC