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The Victorian and Federal Governments are destroying our public housing

The Victorian and Federal Governments are destroying our public housing

October 11th, 2023 - Cory Memery

There was new optimism on solving the housing affordability crisis in Australia when the Australian Greens came to an agreement with the federal Labor government to legislate the formation of a new federal government housing fund.


Stop Margaret Kelly being evicted by Homes Victoria

May 17th, 2023 - Cory Memery

Margaret has been issued with an eviction notice to leave her home in the Barak Beacon public housing estate in Port Melbourne.

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Stop the demolition of public housing at Barak Beacon, Port Melbourne

April 12th, 2023 - Cory Memery

I am urging all my column readers – as I have in previous columns – to get behind Margaret Kelly and other residents who remain living on this estate. Margaret has declared they will have to carry her out if they want to proceed with the demolition of her home.

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The Victorian Government supports private market rate rents

March 15th, 2023 - Cory Memery

The Big Housing Build absorbed the original Public Housing Renewal Program (PHRP), which included up to 11 public housing estates.

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A new Victorian Housing Minister

February 15th, 2023 - Cory Memery

I welcome the appointment of Mr Colin Brooks as the new Victorian Minister for Housing and look forward to him improving public housing by first assessing in detail the programs of the Andrews Government.

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Barak Beacon public housing estate in Port Melbourne

May 18th, 2022 - Cory Memery

Estate residents continue to campaign on Homes Victoria’s plan to relocate them, demolish and redevelop the estate and the lack of clear advice on their future housing security.

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Victorian Government’s affordable housing levy

March 18th, 2022 - Cory Memery

The Victorian Government has introduced legislation to parliament for a new Social and Affordable Housing Contribution (SAHC) provision.

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Public housing tenants come together to improve their housing

December 16th, 2021 - Cory Memery

I welcome the state government’s program to have structured consultation with public housing residents in Flemington and North Melbourne. This should occur on all public housing high rise estates.

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City of Melbourne moves on affordable housing provision

November 20th, 2021 - Cory Memery

An Affordable Housing Strategy 2030 was adopted at the end of last year and out of this, the City of Melbourne (CoM) has decided to directly engage in affordable housing provision.

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COVID outbreaks

September 9th, 2021 - Cory Memery

The government’s response has not been police-led as with last year’s lockdowns – a welcome change! They are meeting with communities in online sessions and there is organised support with food and other resident needs.

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