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. 

questions-on-notice

Contentious Hazelmere plant granted funding even in absence of environmental and health approvals

12 Aug 2014

The Minister for Industry has overseen the Clean Technology Innovation Fund allocate money to a contentious project that has yet to pass environmental and health regulatory requirements. Senator Ludlam asks a few pointed questions about this process and what the government is doing to assess the plant's possible impacts.

questions-on-notice

Government refuses responsibility for unsafe on-road cycle lanes, whilst taking credit for their funding.

18 Jul 2014

20/36 ‘Nation Building Roads’ don’t have their planned cycle paths separate from high speed, high volume traffic- in a straight up breach of Ausroads Standards and well known best-practise. Federal government funding is going to risk cyclist’s lives, but the best answer they can give is the standard government response- “that’s a matter for state governments”.

media-releases

Asset Recycling forces states to sell public assets

17 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens will vote against the Asset Recycling Bill and will continue to promote infrastructure plans that serve communities rather than dividing them.

media-releases

Stop Millers Point public housing sell-off - Senate backs Greens motion

16 Jul 2014

The Australian Senate has passed a Greens' motion calling on the NSW government to cease selling public housing in the historic inner Sydney suburb of Millers Point.

speeches-in-parliament

The Government releases an extract of the cost benefit analysis on Roe 8: a confected pseudo economic analysis not worth the paper it's printed on.

08 Jul 2014

EXTRACT OF COST BENEFIT 'ANALYSIS' ATTACHED BELOW.

The Abbott Government has partially complied with motion by the Senate to produce the cost benefit analysis for Roe 8, releasing an extract of a "rapid benefit cost ratio analysis" that can only be described as a confected fantasy. 

motions

Motion to reveal Roe 8 business case

25 Jun 2014

Motion calling on Government to produce Roe Highway business case.

speeches-in-parliament

Infrastructure Australia Bill debate begins!

23 Jun 2014

The Greens are pushing for greater transparency and a consideration of social, environmental and economic costs.

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