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. 

media-releases

Greens propose to grow modular housing industry for South West

02 Sep 2013

The Greens today launched a plan to address the affordable housing crisis by creating a new local prefabricated housing industry in WA's South West.

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Bus boost for suburbs, new rail for freight – Greens launch more transport solutions for WA

01 Sep 2013

The Greens' $842 million plan for public transport in WA, including express bus services, replacement hybrid electric buses and a new dedicated freight rail line.

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I Rent And I Vote - Greens launch plan for 85,000 new rental homes to take the pressure down

28 Aug 2013

The Greens put housing affordability at the centre of the election campaign today with a plan to deliver 85,000 new rental homes and ease the pressure on Australian renters.

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Greens condemn plan to turn Australia into the world’s nuclear waste dump

24 Aug 2013

The Greens have strongly rejected the proposal by former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke to turn Australia into a dump for the world’s nuclear waste.

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Greens stand up for Renters’ Rights

22 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens launched a new national rental standard proposal today to improve the lives of the 2.4 million Australian households - 30 per cent of the population - who rent.

news-stories

A Better Deal for Renters

22 Aug 2013

The Greens renters' rights initiative will introduce a new national minimum standard for rental tenancies, to make rental properties safer, more efficient and more affordable.

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