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. 

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Greens have solutions to Perth housing mismatch

31 May 2013

"For too long the sole focus has been on building big new homes on newly-cleared land on the city's outskirts, yet this research shows most people would rather live in an established suburb close to jobs and services - even if it means a smaller home or block size," said Senator Scott Ludlam.

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Staff and training shortages show vital need for Federal rail funding

31 May 2013

An investigation exposing staff shortages and inadequate training in the State's rail system highlights the need to boost State funding and protect Federal funding from proposed cuts, the Greens said today.

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Infrastructure Australia and Nation Building

29 May 2013

Infrastructure Australia and Nation Building 

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Greens call on Prime Minister to back community, local jobs - not Coca-Cola

28 May 2013

The Australian Greens have written to Prime Minister Julia Gillard urging her to immediately reinstate the popular "cash-for-containers" recycling scheme in the NT after it was pulled down by legal action from beverage corporations including Coca-Cola.  The NT Government is currently propping up the scheme financially but this interim measure will reportedly run out on August 13th, according to the Katherine Times

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Dredging threat one more reason to save Point Peron

26 May 2013

A new study has revealed dredging for proposed canal housing at Point Peron would contaminate marine life in the area, strengthening the case against the planned development.

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One year of inaction on bike blackspot ends with cyclist in hospital

23 May 2013

More than one year after warning Transport Minister Troy Buswell to fix a Perth cycling blackspot, a cyclist has been hospitalised after a crash at the very same site.

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Salvos survey shows major parties can’t stay silent on housing crisis

22 May 2013

"In the Federal Budget Labor refused to acknowledge that there's a housing crisis in Australia, and the Coalition acts as though the price of housing being out of control is a good thing. Only The Greens seem to grasp the need to confront the affordability crisis," said Senator Scott Ludlam.

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WA Light Rail funding should be guaranteed post-election

21 May 2013

"Canberra is right that light rail should go to the universities, and the Premier is right about taking the system into the northern suburbs - but Western Australia will get neither if Tony Abbott has his way," said Senator for WA Scott Ludlam.

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Bear vs Bull: Toro Uranium project at risk

20 May 2013

"The study shows that Toro's proposed Wiluna uranium Project may scrape into financially viability if absolutely every possible variable goes Toro's way - but only if the company can avoid clean-up and decommissioning costs," said Senator Ludlam.

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