Public housing

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.

Byron Bay rallies for local housing

More than 200 people rallied in Byron Bay to call for a 90-day limit on using residential houses for short stay holiday accommodation, like AirBnB. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Housing activists rally outside Homes Victoria holding sign that says "Housing is a human right"

Activists gathered outside Homes Victoria to demand an end to the privatisation of housing and for more public housing to be built. Isaac Nellist reports.

One million people voted to expropriate large landlords in Berlin last year, explains Sibylle Kaczorek.

The biggest housing crisis Australia has ever experienced is fast becoming a humanitarian disaster. But, as Angela Carr argues, there are solutions.

Signs up around Waterloo and Redfern

Residents are fighting back against to the New South Wales government plans to demolish 749 public homes in Waterloo South. Andrew Chuter reports.