When Peter Dutton grabbed headlines last week claiming his Labor opponent in Dickson, Ali France, was using her disability as an excuse for not moving house ahead of the election, it showed a clear lack of awareness about the situation facing people who need accessible housing.
A quick call by The Fifth Estate to a local agent in Dickson soon clarified that accessible housing is a rare commodity in this outer Brisbane locality.
Harcourts Pinnacle Aspley sales and marketing consultant Lolit Bumanlag says that it is “very seldom” the agency gets homes on the books that are wheelchair friendly.
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Source: The Fifth Estate