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. 


Overcrowding jumps by one third as housing crisis demands action

13 May 2013

An increase of almost one third in the number of Australians living in severely overcrowded housing shows the old parties aren't delivering affordable housing, the Australian Greens said today.


Senator appalled at TV ad ban funds own community clean-up scheme to take fight to Coca-Cola over container pollution

12 May 2013

Greens Senator and national spokesperson on waste and recycling, Peter Whish-Wilson, has funded and launched his own Tasmanian "cash-for-containers" program in Hobart this weekend after Channel 9 banned a Greenpeace ad targeted at the deplorable corporate behaviour of Coca-Cola who is fighting container deposit legislation (CDL).


Greens Launch Voluntary “Cash-for-Containers” Scheme for Tasmania

11 May 2013

Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania and national spokesperson on waste and recycling, today launched his voluntary local cash-for-container scheme at Little Howrah Beach near Hobart. 


The future of Australia’s cities – Green or grim?

09 May 2013

"Bad urban planning has turned up bad results. People are struggling to find affordable places to live and are spending more time and money getting to and from work. Poor planning costs the economy and the environment."


Jennifer Hawkins: Australia’s Next Plastic Beauty Queen?

06 May 2013

It appears that former Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins, is either naive or wilfully blind when it comes to using ‘some of the most beautiful beaches in the world’ to promote her brand, the Australian Greens stated yesterday.


"Let's start talking rubbish!" - a forum on the importance of Container Deposit Legislation ("Cash-for-Containers")

09 May 2013 | 5:15 pm
Thu, 2013-05-09 17:15

"Let's start talking rubbish!" - a forum on the importance of Container Deposit Legislation ("Cash-for-Containers")


Philip Smith Centre
2 Edward St, Glebe
7:15 for 7:30pm start


Greens back call for sweeping urban planning reform

02 May 2013

"A New Deal for Urban Australia - released today by The Urban Coalition - sets out a vision for fixing Australia's cities and major towns, and is a stinging rebuke to Tony Abbott's destructive stance on urban policy," said Greens spokesperson for sustainable cities Senator Scott Ludlam.


Greens take action to fix housing crisis

29 Apr 2013

The Australian Greens said today that neither the Government nor Tony Abbott's Coalition have the vision or conviction needed to help families and vulnerable people deal with the nation's worsening housing crisis.


Darling Harbour: Tourism Icon or Giant Litter Trap?

26 Apr 2013

The Australian Greens have condemned the hard-headed tactics of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority in their dealings with members of the Boomerang Alliance in Sydney today.


WA's housing crisis demands bold and creative solutions

25 Apr 2013

The Barnett Government is virtually ignoring the state's housing crisis, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam warned today as new figures showed another surge in house prices and rents were tipped to double in almost 200 WA suburbs.

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