Public housing

Public housing tenants were emotional as they told a rally they did not want be removed from their homes of several decades. Jim McIlroy reports.

Throughout Australian history, housing has been an exception among essential services, otherwise provided by the state. Alistair Sisson argues Labor can be pushed to change its appoach.

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.

Activists are protesting on the steps of Victorian Parliament each Thursday in June to demand public housing. Jordan AK reports.

Suzanne James talks to Judy Hannan, newly elected Independent MP for Wollondilly and Southern Highlands in NSW.

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.

Greens’ housing spokesperson Max Chandler-Mather discusses negotiations with Labor over its housing package, arguments for a rent freeze, the safeguard mechanism and the AUKUS nuclear submarines.

Public housing in Chile

Miguel Lawner — architect and former political prisoner — speaks to Taroa Zúñiga Silva about how Salvador Allende’s government improved the lives of Chileans in its first year.

There are solutions to the housing crisis, but governments will have to be pushed to dismantle the developer and investor-driven policies, argues Isaac Nellist.

Housing has become a significant election issue as rents skyrocket and tenants can be thrown out of their homes at the whim of a landlord. Jim McIlroy report.

Public housing is only 12% of all housing in Waterloo. But the NSW government wants to reduce that by selling off the Waterloo estate. Karyn Brown says it should be ashamed.

MPs from both major parties have absorbed an investor–style thinking, even towards public housing. Andrew Chuter argues that naïve economic theories of supply and demand will not fix the homelessness problem.