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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Transcript - Media conference on housing affordability

30 Apr 2015

Scott speaks to the media in Melbourne in the wake of the release of the 2015 Anglicare Rental Affordability Snapshot

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Greens call for action on housing and rental affordability crisis

30 Apr 2015

The Australian Greens have called for the federal government to reverse half a billion dollars of cuts to housing affordability and homelessness services and rethink its blinkered opposition to reforming negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions that have artificially inflated property prices.

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Barnett’s Freight Highway dead on arrival

24 Apr 2015

The Australian Greens said today that a damning report on the Perth Freight link should be the final nail in the coffin of the unwanted project.

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Greens comment on funding of National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness

23 Mar 2015

Australian Greens Senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters have commented on the Abbott Government’s funding announcement on the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness.

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Treasurer Hockey must act on housing and homelessness

18 Mar 2015

Scott calls on the government to come to the table and discuss the homelessness and housing crisis facing Australians.

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Adjournment speech: New South Wales State Election

15 Mar 2015

Lee rebukes the New South Wales Liberal and National parties led by Mike Baird for their push to sell off that state's assets.

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The Abbott Government dealt a sharp blow to homeless people and anyone struggling to pay the rent or meet mortgage repayments.

12 Mar 2015

As his last act as social services minister, Kevin Andrews abolished the funding base for Homelessness Australia, National Shelter and the Community Housing Federation of Australia.

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