Public housing

Andrew Chuter argues we need a similar approach to the Gough Whitlam government which, in the 1970s, bought 200 homes in Woollomooloo and 700 properties in Glebe and converted them to public housing.

Karl Marx Hof in Vienna

While the Australian government looks for market solutions to the housing crisis, Austria's capital, Vienna, maintains a vast system of public and cooperative housing, which today accounts for more than 50% of the city’s housing stock, writes John Tully.

CFMEU national secretary Zach Smith address the Housing Justice Summit

A successful housing summit bought campaigners together to discuss the problems and canvass solutions. Rachel Evans and Virginia Gawler report.

Greens MP for Griffith and housing spokesperson Max Chandler-Mather addresses the national Housing Justice Summit in Gadi/Sydney. 

Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union national secretary Zach Smith told the national Housing Justice Summit about the unions campaign for a super profits tax to build housing.

public housing towers

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.

Protesters called for solutions to the housing crisis in a rally organised by the National Union of Students, Get A Room and the NSW Greens. Jim McIlroy reports.

 

Construction union spokesperson Jade Ingham spoke to Alex Bainbridge about the union's demands on Labor at its national conference.

No nuclear subs, no war on China: Anti-AUKUS protest

Thousands of people rallied against AUKUS, for forests and housing and rent reforms outside Labor's national conference. Alex Bainbridge 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.

Time's up Labor: climate protest outside national conference

“Protect Country and our climate” was the headline message of a protest outside the Labor Party national conference opening. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Anti-war, climate and housing activists are among those who will be protesting outside Labor’s national conference. Others will be doing it inside. Alex Bainbridge reports.