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Motion: Housing Affordability

Lee Rhiannon 24 Mar 2017

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.

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