At the same time a Land Tax needs to be introduced to create the 'stick'.
The 'family' could be young FHB and need not have a direct family relationship with the pensioner.
It will be a bad refelection on our society if we allow 28% of our homes to end up as lone occupants. Now at approx 24%. Ageing in place will be a social disaster. Isolation and loneliness is a state we should find unacceptable for an advanced society.
From the ABS link on the above thread, Figure 7.48 shocks me.....
We certainly have the spare bedrooms for Family Assist Part S
All households (000's)
- More bedrooms needed 218.5
- No extra bedrooms needed 1491.0
- 1 bedroom spare 2857.1
- 2 or more bedrooms spare 3359.5
March 18, 2013 - Update : Was on the ABC Radio today (Sunshine Coast) and the idea was received well.
September 21, 2013