evictions

As eviction moratoriums in New South Wales and Tasmania wind up and COVID-19 payments wind down, a crisis is looming, writes Rachel Evans.

Housing groups organised an action outside New South Wales Parliament on June 16 calling for direct rent relief and to continue the moratorium on evictions, reports Rachel Evans.

In a dawn raid on May 4, about 20 police descended on protesters, who had set up tents on the lawn in front of Hobart’s Parliament House to protest the state government’s lack of response to Hobart’s housing crisis, and ordered them to move on.

Protesters outside residents being evicted

Contractors for the controversial $18 billion WestConnex tollway project dismantled their Sydney Park construction compound on Euston Road, St Peters, on October 14, following a major community campaign to stop the works.

Residents had mounted a 24-hour-a-day camp beside the site from September 19 after receiving notification that construction, including destruction of trees, would start that day.

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