The online survey of 2,000 people aged 16 to 75 also found:
- A total of 32% said housing costs were causing them stress
- Around 40% would be in favour of more homes being built in their area
- Some 60% of people believe it is harder for them to buy than it was for their parents
- An estimated 52% said that no political party had the best policies on housing
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Police said the child, who was without a driving licence, was trying to make his way 2,500 miles from the east coast to Perth.
The 24-year-old was charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and one count of throwing a corrosive fluid.
Winds will veer northerly overnight with colder air streaming in over the next few days.