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. 

estimates

Answers back: Federal Government likely to turn its back on Active Transport

26 Feb 2014

Does the active transport policy that the MCU developed for the former government continue in its present form? 

estimates

Answers back: National Urban Policy has uncertain future under Abbott

26 Feb 2014

"The Government is currently working, in the budget context, to identify areas of duplication between the Commonwealth and States, and identify where the Commonwealth can best contribute on issues such as urban planning."

estimates

Senate Estimates - Asking about environmental regulation on the loss of Perth's urban bushland and the Toro Uranium mine

25 Feb 2014

Scott asks whether the reason the Strategic Environmental Assessment of Perth and Peel is two years overdue so that Barnett can keep demolishing places of significant environmental value like Point Peron that the assessment would protect?  And what's the progress on the Toro uranium mine.

estimates

Estimates: Why MAX Light Rail was axed by Abbott in WA

24 Feb 2014

The Abbott Government took no advice from its department on whether to scrap $500 million in funding for light rail in Perth.

estimates

The Housing Industry Association supports the axing of National Housing Supply Council.

12 Feb 2014

"Senator Sinodinos,... Are you aware from a government level of any stakeholders anywhere in the country who support that decision?"

media-releases

Greens call for construction-led south-east stimulus package

12 Feb 2014

Victoria, South Australia & NSW need an economic stimulus package to create jobs and transition to a clean economy Adam Bandt said today.

media-releases

Perth Light Rail latest casualty of AAA-rated incompetence

18 Dec 2013

Today Premier Barnett has announced Perth Light Rail (MAX) is the latest casualty of his AAA-rated incompetence as he "delays" MAX for three years. 

media-releases

Shocking figures on homelessness highlight need for national agreement

17 Dec 2013

Today's shocking figures on homelessness highlight the urgent need for national agreement and certainty about long term funding 

motions

Motion on Homelessness

17 Dec 2013

A motion calling for the new government to urgently re-commit to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, which provides funding for more than 180 services and helps 80,000 people every year.

speeches-in-parliament

Senate Speech - Standing up for WA's Environment and the multiple fronts on which our environment is under assault.

03 Dec 2013

Scott speaks on the multiple fronts our precious WA environment is under attack and acknowledges the many people who work in defence of life on earth and form the backbone of the environment movement, which has done so much to protect and preserve the environment sustaining our communities and economy.

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