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Qld public housing rents cut up to $10

AAP logoAAP 19/11/2016 Darren Cartwright

About 40,000 Queensland public housing tenants will have as much as an extra $10 a week in disposable income after the state government cut their rent.

Housing Minister Mick de Brenni said on Saturday the Fair Rent Policy will benefit people with disabilities, carers and people trying to further themselves through education.

He said the rents will decrease between $5 and $10 per week from December 5 and are a result of removing supplementary rental payments introduced by the Newman LNP government.

"While reductions are dependent on household circumstances, around 38,000 seniors receiving a pension supplement are likely to see a savings of $8 a week," Mr de Brenni said in a statement.

"People on mobility allowances will save an average of $11 a week and 7000 carers will have around $7 a week back in their pockets."

Mr de Brenni did not outline how much the rental reductions were going to cost the government.

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