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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

RESPONSES BY CANDIDATES TO THE PRIVATISATION OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

Many thanks to all the candidates who have responded.

Only a very few candidates have addressed the difference between Public Housing and Community Housing and the Commonwealth's agenda to transfer Public Housing to Community Housing businesses ( aka social housing ) which we oppose.

Please read earlier blogpost.
https://savepublichousing.blogspot.com/2019/05/why-public-housing-is-federal-issue_3.html

We hope the election delivers an outcome which will progress and benefit this country. We need a government that listens and governs fairly, on behalf of all of us. 

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KAMMY CORDNER HUNT
INDEPENDENTS FOR CLIMATE ACTION NOW, VICTORIAN SENATE

If elected, Kammy Cordner Hunt will vigorously lobby for the protection and extension of Public Housing and oppose the privatisation strategy currently being driven to Community Housing organisations. She finds it 'totally unacceptable' that in Victoria there are over 82,000 people on the waiting list, 25,000 of them being children and every week 125 new applications from individuals or families are received.
" I AM INCENSED BY THE PRIVATISATION AND OUTSOURCING OF VITAL SERVICES SUCH AS THESE, MAKING OUR PEOPLE MOST IN NEED THE VICTIMS OF COST-CUTTING AND PROFIT-MAKING. "
Concerning the Federal Government linking its housing funding to a directive that the States hand over Public Housing to Community Housing Organisations, Kammy says that this is "OUTRAGEOUS AND UNACCEPTABLE, SURELY THERE IS MORE EQUITABLE WAY HERE."
https://i-c-a-n.com.au/kammy-cordner-hunt/
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KEN BETTS
INDEPENDENT, SENATE VIC

I support your campaign­čĺ»%.
In fact here in the Western suburbs I have been as a Justice of the Peace helping the vulnerable in our community for over 9 years.
If voted in to the senate,I commit here to setting up a meeting to assist your concern issues and hopefully resolve.
There is an old saying and I quote “ you can judge a government by the way it treats its vulnerable” And right now that’s poorly!!
For more information details go to my Web Site https://www.kennethbetts.net/
Good luck with your campaign.
Sincerely,Ken
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DUSTIN PERRY
FLUX SENATE CANDIDATE FOR VIC

Flux doesn't actually have any policies, and therefore we don't like to promote a particular position on anything.  Instead of asking voters to choose us for a particular policy package like most traditional Parties do, we are simply offering a system that allows better representation of the community.

We have developed a smartphone app that every registered voter in an elected Flux Senators state will be able to download free.  As Bills are due to come before Parliament, Flux Senators will enter them into the app, where members of the community will then have the opportunity to vote yes or no on the individual issue, and the app data then informs the Flux Senator of how they must vote.  This happens for every Bill that comes before Parliament, and it is the only influence of how we vote, which ensures votes are being made in Parliament in true accordance with the will of the people.

I do personally support what you're saying here, but we do not let our personal opinions sway votes, as I mentioned above, we vote true to the public votes on our app.  I hope you can see how this system could be beneficial to you.  With a Flux Senator elected, you will have some influence on how we vote on Public Housing related matters.
+61 499799130
dustin.perry@voteflux.org
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DR ANGELINA ZUBAC
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR KOOYONG

Thanks. If I win Kooyong, which is unlikely, please feel free to look me up. But even if I don’t. I do think we need to get people off the streets and we have had a high level of homelessness and couch surfing going on for far too long. Happy to discuss should the unlikely occur….

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NIGEL NICKS
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR NICOLLS
AUSTRALIAN UNITED FARMERS


Access to housing is an area of policy that I support strongly. I see a number of opportunities to fix the current situation
To discuss further:  0484 101 147
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MD SARWAR HASAN
UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY
MARIBYRNONG

Thanks for raising your concern with me. Me personally deal with lot of homeless people, it's break my heart seeing most of them who could have been look after better.
Our Government is very negligent in this matter believe me I know. UAP will make a big difference by putting Australia first. That means creating more jobs, revenue,  low living expenses and tax cut. Doing so will get lot people in work force and will give us opportunities to look after underprivileged people with full capacity so can there be no homeless people.
Please don't hesitate to contact me.
M:0438454332
Maribyrnong@unitedaustraliaparty.org.au
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KEVIN GAYNOR
AUSTRALIAN WORKERS PARTY

Fully support a massive increase in public housing. The fact that Australia has record economic growth and record homelessness makes no sense.
The Australian Workers Party has an extensive policy that funds large government infrastructure projects, public housing being specified as a priority.
Regards
Kevin Gaynor
0418 538 000
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LIBBY COKER
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR CORANGAMITE

Labor believes affordable and secure housing is essential to wellbeing, participation and social inclusion, and that all Australians have a right to safe, affordable and appropriate housing throughout their lives.
Housing affordability and increasing homelessness are significant social and economic challenges that must be addressed, requiring national leadership and the Commonwealth has a substantial role to play.
To find out more
https://www.alp.org.au/negativegearing
https://libbycoker.com.au/
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SUE PENNICUIK
GREEN CANDIDATE FOR GOLDSTEIN

Dear Friends of Public Housing Victoria,
Like you and so many other Australians, I am very concerned about the increasing unaffordability of housing in Australia, the inadequate stock of public housing and the growing number of homeless people. This just should not be happening in Australia. Everyone should have a place to call home!
The Greens have a comprehensive plan to address the housing and homelessness crisis, including:
⦁    Building 500,000 well designed public and community homes
⦁    Increasing funding for temporary accommodation services so that no-one has to sleep on the streets
⦁    Improve rental rights across the country and increased funding for tenancy advocacy services

I will vigorously work for the protection and extension of public housing. As a state MP, I strongly opposed the privatisation of public housing and successfully moved for a parliamentary inquiry into the state government’s proposed sale of public housing estates across Melbourne at a time when there are around 80,000 people o n the public housing waiting list.
You can read more about our comprehensive plan here: https://greens.org.au/platform/homes

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MARK FERRIS
NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA

Affordable housing is one of our four key campaign pillars. For our policies on housing please see this link: www.SustainableAustralia.org.au/policies
Ph: 0477 427 596

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SONIA BUCKLEY
INDEPENDENT FOR GIPPSLAND

Thankyou for your contacting me. I am in strong support of the above issues you have raised, I don't support privatisation.
Here are some of my thoughts.
We must also understand the plight of the socially disadvantaged, compassion is sorely needed. We know that by reducing income inequality and unlocking opportunities through education is part of the solution. Especially focussing on early childhood development, breaking the cycle requires preventive measures. Many people don't have choice to what environment they are born into and how difficult it can be to break out of that cycle, especially without societies help, they can be trapped in it for a lifetime. Programs that support parenting, literacy, numeracy, digital, financial, health and emotional wellbeing as well as encourage work ethic should gain funding. I would support community, ensuring we combat homelessness in providing tiny home villages that reintegrate each person into productive lifestyle and work programs.
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JAMES WILLIAMS
GREENS CANDIDATE FOR MARIBYRNONG


I am a proud Wakka Wakka man and I am proof of the power of education.
My parents came from poorly educated Aboriginal families, yet in one generation us kids have achieved an extremely high level of education. My siblings and I have multiple degrees, masters and PhDs between us. 

There would be no other candidate in this election who would agree with you more, and how I feel about this, and when this election is over, I will continue with you in this fight.
To discuss the public housing issue further, please call 0404 048 736

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SUNNY CHANDRA
SENATE - VIC   

Dear FOPHV, group of tenants and citizens
I applaud your being proactive. I have read through it and considered the issues you raised.
I can support your position, but for that I first need to be elected to the Senate.
Therefore, I request you to support me by giving me your vote. If you have any queries or clarifications required, please do contact me direct on 0419 846 464.
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SHIREEN MORRIS
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR DEAKIN

Australia is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. On Census night in 2016 more than 116,000 Australians were experiencing homelessness – a staggering increase of more than 13 per cent in the period since the 2011 Census. Troublingly, for groups such as older women and young people, the rates of increase were even higher.
https://www.alp.org.au/negativegearing
I hope that I’ve answered the queries that you had around this issue. www.shireenmorris.net.au
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1 comment:

  1. Kammy's comment has hit the nail on the head,so to speak. Thats how we all feel who are affected or care about public housing and other public assets that have been or are going to be privatised. Disgusting. The Community Housing Sector are just glorified real estate companies. Both Labor and Liberals are promoting them as social housing and wont listen to complaints about them from tenants. Good onya Kammy.

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