Housing

 

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. 

 

media-releases

Government out in the cold on housing affordability: Greens

24 Nov 2015

In the course of the current debate around tax reform, the government must stop ignoring the biggest challenge low income Australians face - the spiralling cost of housing - the Australian Greens said today.

media-releases

Liberals still keeping secrets on Roe 8

23 Nov 2015

After failing to provide any information in response to the latest Order for Production of Documents on the Roe 8 freeway, it seems that once again the federal Liberal government are covering for their state colleagues in WA by refusing to make public even the most basic justification for the project, the Australian Greens said today.

estimates

#estimates - Perth Freight link, and "low-quality sand"

13 Nov 2015

In this spillover senate estimates hearing, Scott asked about the environmental approval of Roe 8, and Liberal Senators pretended that the Beeliar wetland isn't a wetland. Or the 4 lane freeway through the wetland won't damage the wetland. Or something.

media-releases

Colin Barnett should show up or give up: Greens

06 Oct 2015

Despite seeking almost $1 billion dollars in federal funding for the Perth Freight Link, WA Premier Colin Barnett is refusing to appear at the Senate Inquiry hearing into the project on Wednesday. 

media-releases

Hunt Must Suspend Freight Link Assessment

14 Sep 2015

The Australian Greens today have written to Environment Minister Greg Hunt urging him to suspend his assessment of the Roe Highway Extension Project until the WA Supreme Court action against the approval of the project is resolved.

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Greens seek Senate Inquiry into the Perth Freight Link debacle

11 Aug 2015

Scott flags a Senate Inquiry into the Perth Freight Link debacle in an impassioned speech to the Senate, as the WA and federal governments fail to be accountable to taxpayers over the disastrous $1.6 billion project.

media-releases

Greens release costings for capital gains tax reform

05 Aug 2015

The Australian Greens have today released Parliamentary Budget Office costings that show removing structural unfairness in the tax system through the discount on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) could generate as much as $74 billion over the next ten years, rising to $127 billion when negative gearing reforms that have warped the housing market are taken into account.

media-releases

Record Sydney house prices nothing to be proud of - time to tackle negative gearing

23 Jul 2015

Increasing numbers of homeless people - the ugly side of the $1 million price tag for a Sydney home - require fast tracking far reaching reforms to negative gearing and capital gains tax.

media-releases

Greens call on government to end political cowardice over negative gearing

15 Jul 2015

The Australian Greens have welcomed the Reserve Bank of Australia's call for a review of negative gearing and capital gains tax, with Senator Scott Ludlam today saying Joe Hockey should have a serious conversation about ending unnecessary and unfair tax breaks.

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