Public housing

Kristin O'Connell and a public housing block in Melbourne

The Antipoverty Centre's Kristin O'Connell spoke to Green Left's Isaac Nellist about solutions to counter worsening poverty and homelessness. 

Twenty one housing justice groups, from across the country, organised a national “Housing is a Human Right” day of action, coinciding with International Human Rights Day. Rachel Evans reports.

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Housing activists have organised a 'Housing is a Human Right' national day of action on December 9, reports Isaac Nellist.

Merri-bek councillor Sue Bolton believes councils can and should play a role in defending and extending public housing. Jordan AK reports.

Around 70 residents crammed into a room at the Flemington Estate to discuss the Victorian government’s plans to demolish all 44 high-rise public housing flats. Sue Bolton reports.

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.