Housing

Public Housing — Sales

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[COUNCIL —Tuesday, 14 August 2012]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Peter Collier
PUBLIC HOUSING — SALES
5778. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the minister representing the Minister for Housing
I refer to the sale of public housing dwellings to the private market since 2000 and further to question on notice No. 1141, and ask — Read more »

Public Housing — Safety And Security

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Public Housing — Safety And Security
5775. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the minister representing the Minister for Housing
I refer to the sale of public housing dwellings to the private market since 2000 and further to question on notice No. 1141, and ask — Read more »

Fremantle Housing Should Be Made Available

The latest public housing waiting list figures come as no surprise to Greens housing spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC who blamed deepening cuts in the social housing budget.
 
“There has been a downward trend in total appropriations for the Department of Housing. For the fiscal year 2014-15, the budget falls to an alarming $60 million. When this government was elected, $391 million was allocated for Housing. Currently, they’ve earmarked under half that at $164 million.
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More than 99 per cent of rental properties in WA too expensive for pensioners and workers on minimum wage

Joint Media release: Australian Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam, Greens WA housing spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC.

Rental housing affordability in WA has gone beyond breaking point, The Greens said today, as new figures show workers on the minimum wage, pensioners, and unemployed people cannot afford 99 per cent of West Australian rental properties. Read more »

Retirement Villages Act - Review

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 21 March 2012]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren

RETIREMENT VILLAGES ACT — REVIEW

Petition

HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [2.03 pm]: I present a petition containing 51 signatures, couched in the following terms — Read more »

Remote Aboriginal housing

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 6 March 2012]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

REMOTE INDIGENOUS HOUSING — REGIONAL CONTRACTS

5033. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Finance representing the Minister for Housing Read more »

Housing Co-operatives

Feb 2 2012 18:30

The Grove Centre, corner of Stirling Highway and Leake Street, Cottesloe
(a 400m walk from Cottesloe train station, 50m from the bus stop, or easy parking*)
Thursday, February 2 at 6.30pm

Dr Elizabeth Cheong will present her new research:-
 
"Unlocking Housing Co-operatives, an Exploratory Study of Financial, Incorporation and Ownership Issues Influencing the Development of Housing Co-operatives in Western Australia."
 
This research will be launched by Lynn MacLaren MLC, the Greens WA housing representative who has been supporting housing co-ops (alongside other causes!) since her maiden speech in parliament in mid 2009. Read more »

City of South Perth seeking feedback on its Draft Local Housing Strategy

The City of South Perth is currently seeking feedback on its Draft Local Housing Strategy. This is intended to address and plan for the projected growth of the City’s increasing population in innovative and sustainable ways.Public submissions close on 31st January 2012. Find out more.

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Vulnerable tenants let down by major parties

Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC, the Greens spokesperson for housing has welcomed the passage of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2011 (RTA Bill) this week, but believes the Bill has been marred by the addition of an ‘objectionable behaviour’ clause. The Greens were the only party to oppose the clause and moved several other amendments, achieving the timely refund of option fees.

“On the whole, the RTA Bill makes an important step forward in protecting the rights of tenants by prescribing the form of tenancy agreements, regulating residential tenancy databases, and a raft of other measures. However, new laws to enable lessors to evict tenants for ‘objectionable behaviour’ were introduced into the Bill without consultation with the community sector, which is united in its opposition to this provision,” said Ms MacLaren. Read more »

Ninga Mia community

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 29 November 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

NINGA MIA COMMUNITY

1094. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Housing: Read more »