More than 12,000 complaints about disruptive behaviour in public housing

There have been more than 12,000 complaints about disruptive behaviour in Queensland’s public housing and 63 tenants evicted in just one year.

Figures released after an LNP question on notice reveal there were 12,786 complaints about disruptive behaviour in 2016-17, with 2169 tenants issued with breach notices.

There were 1398 “tenancy management plans” for disruptive behaviour, up from 499 the year prior.

The cost to repair damage was $7.9 million last year.

During the Commonwealth Games, a public housing tenant rented out their taxpayer-funded Gold Coast property on Airbnb, with a review describing the property as a “dilapidated cockroach and grease laden ramshackle home”.

LNP leader Deb Frecklington said public housing was a privilege, not a right.

“That’s why we support a ‘three strikes’ public housing policy,” she said.

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