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Slow clap for Turnbull's non-announcement to keep negative gearing

Scott Ludlam 24 Apr 2016

Today the Australian Greens extend a slow clap to Malcolm Turnbull for his predictable non-announcement to keep negative gearing, which is locking thousand of first home-owners out of the housing market.

Greens co-deputy leader and spokesperson for housing Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said housing had now become a pivotal election issue and the Greens will continue to fight to scrap negative gearing.

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Green’s rental survey reveals hardship

Scott Ludlam 22 Apr 2016

Nearly 50 per cent of renters are spending half of their wage on rent according to preliminary feedback from the Green’s Rental Affordability Survey launched yesterday.

In the last 24 hours, 2188 people have responded to questions of rental affordability, unwarranted evictions, landlord maintenance issues and rent increases.

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Greens housing affordability 2016 election pledge

Scott Ludlam 20 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens 2016 election campaign for real action on housing affordability is now more important than ever in light of Anglicare’s Rental Snapshot released today showing Australians continue to struggle to find suitable housing.

“Each year, this amazing charity delivers this stark report and each year Governments sit on their hands and ignores the problem as it gets worse,” said Senator Ludlam.

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Turnbull disobeys Senate order over PFL tunnel docs

Scott Ludlam 20 Apr 2016

Turnbull disobeys Senate order over PFL tunnel docs

 

The Abbott-Turnbull Government has continued to deny the Western Australian community the truth over the Perth Freight Link tunnel by disobeying a Senate order to table the business case analysis and correspondence between State and Federal Ministers and their departments.

 

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Greens to double homelessness funding

Scott Ludlam 13 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens have announced a plan to double Federal funding to frontline homelessness services, by using a portion of the revenue raised through changes to negative gearing and the capital gains tax exemption.

Making the announcement on Youth Homelessness Matters Day, the Greens say the plan would deliver $1.1billion each year for the next ten years to meet surging demand from people experiencing homelessness.

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Scrapping Roe 8 will save $837 million: Greens

Scott Ludlam 12 Apr 2016

The Turnbull Government could cut its losses today and save $837 million by scrapping the proposed Perth Freight Link, new costings by the Greens from the PBO have found.

"Today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced an extra $260 million to fund an underground carpark connected to an environmental and heritage atrocity that was shot down by the Supreme Court," Australian Greens co-deputy leader Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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