CUT IN HOUSE RENT WANTED

 

Lower rents for the houses occupied by munition workers at Moorooka and the provision of accommodation to be the subject of a deputation to Federal members of Parliament from the Queensland Trades and Labour Council on Friday. The deputation will suggest that there should be a substantial re duction of the rents of these houses as they were built at a time when costs were at their highest and when munition workers were receiving high wages through over time. Now, however, they were doing no overtime and they found that the rents were too heavy. The deputation will also suggest that these houses should be taken over by the State War Housing Commission and that the tenants should be allowed to benefit under its rent rebate system. Oval and Pool Another matter to be discussed is that the playing oval which, it was promised, would be provided when these houses were built, should be created as a centre for sport, and as a children’s playground. The Welfare Committee also wants a swimming pool, preferably in the Moorooka State School ground. There is no store within reason able distance of these houses, and the deputation will, suggest that assistance should be afforded in the establishment of a co-operative store. A committee has been formed for the purpose of conducting such a store.

 

From The Telegraph, Wednesday 27 February 1946, page 2.

 

1943 Rocklea Munitions Worker Slq 99183507285602061

1943 Rocklea Munitions Worker Slq 99183507285602061

Image: Female munitions worker, Rocklea, Brisbane, ca. 1943, SLQ 99183507285602061