The Victorian state Labor government's Housing Statement allows for residential developments valued at more than $50 million to be fast-tracked, proposes the demolition of all public housing towers for public-private development and sells off public land to developers, report Jacob Andrewartha and Jordan AK.
Public housing communities and campaigns
Housing activists criticised the first Labor budget for failing to act on housing shortages affecting hundreds of thousands of people across New South Wales. Jim McIlroy reports.
Waterloo South resident and public housing activist Karyn Brown has condemned NSW Labor’s decision to demolish and redevelop Waterloo South. Rachel Evans reports.
More than half of all deaths, or serious injuries, in NSW Police operations between 2017-2022 have been linked to mental health crises. Caitlin O’Keeffe-White reports.
Action for Public Housing’s forum attracted more than 100 people in person and on-line to discuss alternatives to the demolition of public housing. Jim McIlroy reports.
Community group REDWatch asked a couple of government departments to give residents a briefing on rezoning plans, which would eliminate public housing. Andrew Chuter reports.
Four million low-cost homes were delivered to Venezuelan citizens in April last year as part of a national social housing program, despite attempts by the United States to cripple the country's economy, reports Jim McIlroy.
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.
I am not a NIMBY: I am not against progress. There is room for more housing by repairing and adding to existing public homes. Karyn Brown gave this speech to a public housing rally.
Wiradjuri person and resident Carolyn Ienna wants the NSW government to add more buildings to the Wentworth Park housing estate and quicky, but not to pull it down. Kerry Smith reports.
Wiradjuri person Carolyn Ienna is one of just two remaining public housing tenants in a public housing block in Glebe, and she doesn’t want to be forced out. Jim McIlroy reports.
Treating housing as a commodity has made it inaccessible to people who need homes. But it doesn’t have to be like this, argues Peter Boyle.
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