Housing & Sustainable Cities

The Greens goal is for all Australians to have access to safe, secure, sustainable and affordable housing. The housing affordability crisis in Australia has come to define this generation. Successive governments have failed to keep up with the housing needs of a diverse, growing and ageing population or the unprecedented housing stress in boom towns. We are advocating for new and long term solutions that increase choice and security of tenure, and provide diverse types of housing in the places we want to live. 

We are working toward increasing the supply of affordable housing instead of artificially stimulating demand, and believe it’s long past time to re-examine the taxation treatment of housing which has promoted housing as just another asset class, rather than housing as a human right. 

estimates

Senate Estimates: What is the future of the National Rental Affordability Scheme?

05 Jun 2014

The Abbott Government has capped the NRAS at 38,000 incentives but there are no plans to extend the scheme beyond that, so what is the future of the NRAS?

estimates

Senate Estimates: Abbott's lack of policy on housing and homelessness

05 Jun 2014

The Abbott Government has sacked anyone with any expertise on housing supply, cut $40m from the capital budgets of homelessness support providers and abolished the National Rental Affordability Scheme.

estimates

Senate Estimates: The Broken Deal on Point Peron

29 May 2014

A deal was made in 1964 between the then Prime Minister and the then Premier that the land at Point Peron would never be developed for commercial purposes- but the Government is now backing out of that deal.

estimates

Senate Estimates: The Great Land Sell off!

29 May 2014

The Government is pulling together a list of land to sell to the private sector but there is no guarantee it will be used for affordable housing.

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Government snubs investment in cycleways

28 May 2014

Despite a growing proportion of bike riders, despite issues around the climate, energy security, traffic congestion, increasing obesity and many more- our government wishes only to invest in roads and handball the issue to underfunded and uninterested states.

estimates

Public Housing and the NBN

28 May 2014

Public Housing in Carlton seemed to be missing out on the NBN rollout- Scott stepped in to make sure that some of our most disadvantaged weren't being cut out or put last in the rollout of this important infrastructure.

estimates

Senate estimates on Roe 8 extension

26 May 2014

The Federal Government is ploughing ahead with a plan to construct a freeway through the precious Beeliar wetlands. Despite environmental approvals yet to be granted, the Federal Government has allocated nearly $1billion for the project, while the State Government is yet to commit anything.

motions

Motion - Budget cuts will force more into homelessness

15 May 2014

Scott's motion calling on the government to table the impacts of its budget on homelessness 

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