WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE PUBLIC HOUSING

A photo of a red carboard house that says: save public housing. It is at the steps of the state library

WE NEED YOUR HELP COLLECTING SIGNATURES FOR A PARLIAMENTARY PETITION TO SAVE PUBLIC HOUSING. We are supporting a resident petition demanding that Labor stop the privatisation of public housing. If we collect 2000 paper signatures, we can force a special debate in Parliament about Labor’s plan to demolish all 44 towers and hold them accountable. […]

State Taxation Acts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2023

Can I just say from the outset that the level of hardship, the level of housing insecurity, the level of difficulty that people are facing out there in the Victorian community when it comes to affordable housing, the idea or the fact that there are thousands of homes sitting empty in our community is just abhorrent.

Adjournment – Public Housing

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action I seek is for the minister to build more public housing, not privatise public housing estates

Adjournment- Social Housing

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action I seek is that the minister adopts the recommendations of the Ombudsman’s investigation into complaint handling in the Victorian social housing sector, which was released in July last year.

Adjournment- Rental Support

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, and the action I seek is for the minister to protect renters with controls on rents, improved standards and more secure leases. Around 60 per cent of people in Prahran are renters, and renters need a fair go.

Social and Affordable Housing

It is Homelessness Week this week, and I grieve for the thousands of Victorians who are experiencing homelessness every single night as well as the many others who are in housing stress who have been pushed to the margins, in particular the over 100 000—reaching almost 120 000 now—who are on the public housing waiting list

Adjournment- Rental Support

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs. The action I seek is for the minister to reinstate the moratorium on evictions for renters who can’t pay the rent due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020 Second Reading

I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020. We welcome this bill to extend the protections in place for residential tenancies until the end of March 2021—I believe with an option then to extend to April if required—and to extend the protections for commercial tenancies until the end of April 2021

Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 Second Reading

I am just going to speak briefly on this bill. It is an omnibus bill that covers a range of legislation: the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, the Sex Work Act 1994, the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012, the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 and the Fundraising Act 1998. But I want to […]