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.
Green Left’s Chloe DS spoke to Cheong Huei Ting, Central Committee member of the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) and Coordinator of the PSM’s Environmental and Climate Crisis Bureau ahead of her participation in the Ecosocialism 2023 Conference in July in Naarm/Melbourne.
Suzanne James spoke to newly-elected female Independent MP Judy Hannan about the opportunities for a progressive cross-bench with a minority NSW Labor government.
Suzanne James talks to Judy Hannan, newly elected Independent MP for Wollondilly and Southern Highlands in NSW.
Hands off Glebe organised a snap action calling on the New South Wales Labor government to halt plans to demolish public housing. Jim McIlroy reports
Between 6000-7000 people protested in front of Parliament House to say “no” to a new football stadium — costing $715 million — in the heart of the waterfront. Robynne Murphy reports.
A new report by Anglicare Australia has revealed that less than 1% of private rentals are affordable for a person working full-time on the minimum wage and just four rentals across Australia are affordable for people on JobSeeker. Isaac Nellist reports.
The Communist Party of Austria stunned many with its historic vote in the state of Salzburg. Christian Zeller discusses the rise and significance of the KPÖ’s vote.
Episode 7: Green Left journalists Ben Radford and Isaac Nellist take you through the latest news from Australia and around the world.
Big Bird Backpackers is a specialty emergency accommodation service facing closure. Alex Bainbridge reports.
“Build tenant power” rang out through the CBD streets in a housing justice rally organised by SEQUR — South East Queensland Union of Renters. Alex Bainbridge reports.
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.
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.