Friday, 4 November 2016
GREENS OPPOSE TRANSFER OF PUBLIC HOUSING TO COMMUNITY ( SOCIAL ) HOUSING
EXCELLENT SPEECH BY ELLEN SANDELL -
VIC STATE GREENS -
SPOKESPERSON FOR HOUSING.
"I rise to speak on the urgent need to increase public housing stock and to ensure it remains owned and managed by the Government"
"We've heard some worrying reports that the Andrews Labor government may be intending to privatise a significant proportion of Public Housing in Victoria."
"I'm worried that they may want to transfer a large amount of public housing to private 'community' or 'affordable housing' groups. While many community housing providers do great work, they should be supported in addition to public housing not instead of it."
"While we need to increase all forms of affordable housing, we absolutely must not reduce our public housing stock"
"The government should not wash its hands of public housing. Too many people rely on it. It needs to remain an essential part of what the government does."
Friends of Public Housing Victoria -FOPHV- will be taking this message on to our Public Housing estates - getting to speak to as many of our fellow public tenants as possible - explaining to them their rights - and letting them know of The Victorian Greens position on Public Housing.
LABOR - HANDS OFF PUBLIC HOUSING !!
Next Rally- organised by PIBCI
Endorsed by FOPHV and HPU
this Thursday 10th November
Parliament House steps
Spring St- Melbourne
More rallies and a Barbeque / Celebration planned on a major Public Housing Estate
with refugee public tenants speaking on the importance of Public Housing. Details to follow.
Public Interests Before Corporate Interests- PIBCI
Friends of Public Housing Victoria
Homeless Persons Union
Posted by Fiona Ross at 15:49