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. 


Palmer dumps on WA senate candidate

25 Mar 2014

Clive Palmer has sidelined his WA senate candidates


Blackspots app shows cyclists horror

25 Mar 2014

The Causeway Bridge is one of Perth's top ten worst bike spots according to a two year study for action on bike black spots by the Greens.


Senate Speech - My vision for Western Australia

18 Mar 2014

"A fortnight ago I rose in here to share my frustration and anger at the course set by our elected government over the past six months. I have been genuinely overwhelmed by the response. I apologise if you are still waiting for a reply to your email or Facebook message. Most of all, I thank you for sharing it. Without you, it would just be me talking to an almost empty room. You know who you are, and now we also know that, despite the daunting obstacles we face, we are many."


Senate Speech - Defending the Clean Energy Act and describing my vision for a sustainable city

04 Mar 2014

"...the desperate and unhinged way in which Prime Minister Abbott has led his team in the face of overwhelming evidence would be bewildering but for one thing.."


Senate Estimates: Will the commonwealth pursue the Agreement it has with WA on Point Peron it promised in a letter from 2000

26 Feb 2014

The 170-hectare parcel of land at Point Peron was transferred from the Commonwealth to the state of Western Australia on the condition that it was preserved as a reserve and used only for recreation and parklands. Are you aware of that precinct? ....


Answers back: 'Roads good for Mental Health'- PM

26 Feb 2014

Senator LUDLAM: "Senator Sinodinos, are you aware of that particular contribution to the debate: roads are good for mental health?" 

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