Housing

Greens welcome Affordable Housing Strategy

The WA Government’s State Affordable Housing Strategy is a strong step in the right direction says Hon. Lynn MacLaren MLC, the WA Greens Spokesperson on Housing.

“Will the Government now commit the funding and political will to ensure that its goals are met?” she asks. “With recent comments from the Premier demonstrating just how ill-informed and out-of-touch he is, we are really hoping that Minister Buswell can convince Cabinet to make the necessary investment.”

 

 

 

 

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Home Retrofitting Expo

May 15 2011 10:00

Sunday 15th May 10am - 4pm

Memorial Hall, cnr Carrington Street and Rockingham Road, Hamilton Hill

Come along and find out how to save energy, water and money in your home and garden! 

The Home Retrofitting EXPO is presented by the City of Cockburn and Green Skills.

The Home Retrofitting EXPO will assist householders to reduce their use of energy (electricity and gas) and water in the home and garden.

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Urgent action needed to address affordable housing crisis

Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC, the WA Greens spokesperson on Housing, has accused the WA Government of turning its back on low income families, after an Anglicare report released today revealed that affordable housing is practically non-existent in either Perth or in major regional centres. The report follows the WA Government’s recent rejection of a proposal to construct 3550 homes for low income earners under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS), claiming that there was ‘no demonstrated need for the proposal’.

Ms MacLaren said “Anglicare’s report demonstrates that we are facing an affordable housing crisis. The cost of rentals, coupled with the rising costs of living, is driving homelessness in WA.”
“It’s appalling that the Government is currently turning down proposals for the construction of affordable housing - claiming that there is no need - when there is clear evidence to the contrary,” added Ms MacLaren. Read more »

Housing rental market - racial discrimination

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 24 March 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

HOUSING RENTAL MARKET — RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Minister for Commerce:

I refer to the recent Equal Opportunity Commission’s “Report of Outcomes of the Recommendations of
Accommodating Everyone”. Read more »

Residential Tenancies Act - Review

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 15 March 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT — REVIEW

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Minister for Commerce:

(1) Is the Residential Tenancies Act still under review?

(2) When will the revised act be tabled in Parliament? Read more »

Increased interest rates in the Keystart Housing Scheme

[COUNCIL — Thursday, 24 February 2011]

Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Norman Moore

KEYSTART — INTEREST RATE Read more »

Community short-stay accommodation - funding

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 23 February 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

COMMUNITY SHORT-STAY ACCOMMODATION — FUNDING

Hon Lynn MacLaren to the minister representing the Minister for Housing Read more »

Homeswest housing - antisocial behaviour

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 23 February 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

HOMESWEST HOUSING — ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Hon Lynn MacLaren to the minister representing the Minister for Housing Read more »

Audit report damns Indigenous home ownership program -Greens

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a damning report on the ill-conceived Home Ownership on Indigenous Land (HOIL) program.

"The report indicates that the four year, $107.4 million* program (of which $49.2m has been spent to date) resulted in only 15 Indigenous families taking out home loans through the program - significantly less than the 460 loan target of the program," said Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal Issues.

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Aboriginal Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 Speech

ABORIGINAL HOUSING LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2009
Second Reading
Resumed from 25 March
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