Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:56): I move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) the United Nations Human Rights Council recently received a report (A/HRC/34/51) from the Special Rapporteur on housing, and
(ii) the report argues that treating housing as a commodity and a means of accumulating wealth disconnects housing from its social function of providing a place to live in security and dignity, and undermines the realisation of housing as a human right; and
(b) calls on the Government to treat housing as a human right.
Question agreed to.