Margaret Kelly, who has been resisting the demolition of her home in the Barak Beacon housing estate, told a Green Left forum that the tenants thought they were in their “lifetime home”.
Barak Beacon Estate
A public forum on the housing crisis was told that while non-market solutions are ignored by governments the housing crisis will intensify. Jordan AK reports.
Margaret Kelly, the last resident at the Barak Beacon public housing estate, told a vigil outside Victorian Parliament that an order had been given for her eviction. Jordan AK reports.
Public housing residents, political parties and community groups met at Middle Park Library and Community Centre to plan vigils at the Barak Beacon site in Port Melbourne. Alex Bainbridge and Jordan AK report.
Public housing residents and activists gathered on the steps of Victorian Parliament to demand Barak Beacon Estate in Port Melbourne is saved. Jordan AK reports.
Demolition of the public housing estate began in early June, even while residents live there. Jordan A K and Chloe DS reports.
Activists are protesting on the steps of Victorian Parliament each Thursday in June to demand public housing. Jordan AK reports.
Margaret Kelly, a resident of the Barak Beacon Estate in Port Melbourne, told Green Left Radio she was angry with the Labor government’s decision to abandon its commitment to public housing. Conor Bond reports.