Archive for September 15, 2014


According to Scott Ludlam, an Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia, the Abbott Government has slashed over half a billion dollars from programs designed to address Australia’s housing affordability crisis…

IF YOU RENT
12,000 affordable rentals won’t be built because Abbott scrapped the National Rental Affordability Scheme.

FIRST HOMEBUYERS
The savings scheme designed to help people save a deposit for their first home has been axed.

SENIORS
A pilot program designed to help seniors to downsize into more appropriate housing has been cancelled.

IF YOU FIND YOURSELF HOMELESS
Homelessness services are already stretched thin and their funding beyond 2015 is uncertain. $44 million for new shelters and crisis accomodation facilities has also been cut.

These short sighted cuts will do little to ease the pressure on Australians who are already doing it tough. Nor will it prompt the investment in diverse affordable new housing that Australia needs. This will only increase the number of people experiencing homelessness. Tony Abbott has made it very clear that he doesn’t care about Australia’s who are doing it tough. His cuts to those who are most vulnerable, while letting big business get a free ride, are unconscionable.

THE GREENS WILL FIGHT THESE BUDGET ATTACKS. 

Tell us your story or sign up to find out more about how you can join the campaign against Tony Abbott’s cruel cuts.

You can also check out our comprehensive plan to address Australia’s housing affordability crisis.

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