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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WA’s rotten record on littering can be turned around by container deposits

17 Sep 2013

New figures showing Western Australians are the worst litterers in the nation once again demonstrate the need for a container deposits system in WA, the Greens said today.

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Greens call for recycling solution for “end-of-life” tyres

06 Sep 2013

Australian Greens spokesperson for waste and recycling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, said today that Tasmanians would be questioning why they currently pay a $5 levy if old tyres are not recycled or disposed of properly and only end up polluting our environment.

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Greens to fill funding gap in fight against plastic threat to our oceans and wildlife

05 Sep 2013

Today in Tasmania, Australian Greens spokesperson for waste and recycling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, announced the Australian Greens' costed plan to fund research that will fill a gap in the Government's approach to the threat of marine debris.

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Greens offer solutions for poverty in WA as the old parties go missing

05 Sep 2013

The new WA Council of Social Service Cost Of Living Report released today shows that a lack of affordable housing, increased living costs and inadequate levels of income support are driving Western Australians below the poverty line, with job seekers, single parents and families on low or fixed incomes most at risk.

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said the findings by WACOSS showed that providing more affordable housing was essential to ending poverty in Western Australia.

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POSITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR RECYCLING - IMPROVING OUR WASTE MANAGEMENT

05 Sep 2013

Better management of Australia's waste provides an opportunity to create new industries and jobs, improve the natural environment and minimise waste production. A container deposit scheme and a national waste register will help this transition.

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WA Business, Bob Brown and the Greens stand up for the clean energy economy

04 Sep 2013

Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam, former Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and NZ Greens spokesperson for Energy Gareth Hughes MP united with key members of the WA renewable energy industry today to warn against an attack on renewable energy policy following Saturday's Federal election.

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Greens housing renewal plan to improve the lives of one million Australians

03 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens will today launch a plan for energy and water efficiency upgrades to social housing that will improve the lives of one million Australians.

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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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