- Elderly woman has been ordered out of her Queensland public housing duplex
- Her expulsion was the result of complaints from neighbours about her voice
- The woman unsuccessfully appealed the termination to the QCAT
An elderly woman with a voice like a ‘foghorn’ has been ordered out of her public housing duplex after her neighbours complained about the noise.
The Sunshine Coast woman, who is in her 70s, had been a long-term resident of public housing before her tenancy was terminated on ‘objectionable behaviour grounds,’ according to the Sunshine Coast Daily.
Her expulsion was the result of complaints from neighbours.
The woman appealed the termination, arguing that she’d been made unjustly homeless and that her behaviour stemmed from mental illness.
The Sunshine Coast woman, who is in her 70s, had been a long-term resident of public housing before her tenancy was terminated because she has a voice like a ‘foghorn’ (stock image)
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard that the woman’s vocal condition makes her voice sound like ‘a loud penetrating voice like a foghorn.’
The tribunal also heard she also suffers from schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and painful arthritis.
Justice Tim Carmody said there was evidence the woman has no control of her actions.
The woman’s lawyer argued that she could have been relocated to another housing unit.
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal dismissed her appeal.