Monday, 20 June 2016
SENATE CANDIDATE OPPOSES PRIVATISATION OF PH
Socialist Alliance lead Senate candidate for Victoria, Lalitha Chelliah called on the Liberal and Labor Parties to end their attacks on the poor and homeless and commit to building public housing.
For decades these parties have demonised public housing tenants to justify selling off public housing and giving it away to 'housing associations', resulting in a huge waiting list and the worst housing affordability crisis in Australia in decades.
“We need genuine public housing and public housing cannot be handed over to Community Housing Associations as “social” and “affordable” housing."
In the state of Victoria alone, Community Housing Organizations want the titles of 12,000 public housing properties -currently publicly owned - to be handed over to them.
"This represents the privatisation of public housing.” says Lalitha Chelliah
Posted by Fiona Ross at 21:27