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. 


Senate Estimates - Infrastructure and the axed Major Cities Unit

18 Nov 2013

Our cities are home to 80% of Australians, generating 80% of our GDP, yet the new PM has axed the Major Cities Unit and its exceptional legacy and ongoing work hangs in the balance.


Abbott’s razor gang can’t hide the housing crisis

08 Nov 2013

"For many Australians today rents are at crisis point and home ownership well beyond their means - the Abbott Government's plan to abolish the National Housing Supply Council will make the situation worse," said Greens spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam.


Greens call on new Environment Minister to implement a national container deposit scheme

24 Oct 2013

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens spokesperson on waste and recycling, launched an online petition to demonstrate to the new Environment Minister how popular a national container deposit scheme is.


Greens oppose Abbott push for privatisation-by-stealth

16 Oct 2013

The Australian Greens are opposing moves by the Abbott Government to implement privatisation by stealth through changes to Infrastructure Australia.

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