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Senate supports national homelessness action plan

Lee Rhiannon 22 Mar 2018

MEDIA RELEASE - 22 March 2018

Senate supports national homelessness action plan

Today the Senate has supported a Greens/ALP motion calling on the government to implement a national homelessness action plan, and supporting the launch of the Everybody’s Home campaign.

Senator Lee Rhiannon, Greens spokesperson for Housing congratulated the 26 organisations who have formed the campaign.

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Greens call on Turnbull to end uncertainty over remote housing funding

Lee Rhiannon 9 Feb 2018

MEDIA RELEASE - 9 February 2018

Greens call on Turnbull to end uncertainty over remote housing funding

Responding to reports that the Turnbull government will not be extending funding for remote housing, Greens Housing spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon called for the government to consider earmarking specific additional funding in the proposed National Housing and Homelessness Agreement.

“Housing is vital to the well-being of communities and is essential to improving education, health and employment outcomes,“ Senator Rhiannon said.

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A summary of our housing work in 2017

Lee Rhiannon 21 Dec 2017

It was a lean year for housing at the federal level so it’s good to see some movements in the states and territories, particularly in NSW with Greens MP Jenny Leong's work on state tenancy laws.

The federal government has continued to protect the interests of the property sector by failing to real levels of funding for homelessness services and social housing, and leaving unfair investor tax breaks in place. We expect no changes in MYEFO on Monday.

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Homelessness figures show crisis worsening

Lee Rhiannon 14 Dec 2017

MEDIA RELEASE -14 December 2017

Homelessness figures show crisis worsening

Responding to today’s release of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Annual Report on homelessness services NSW Greens spokesperson on Housing, Jenny Leong MP and Australian Greens spokesperson on Housing, Senator Lee Rhiannon have called for an urgent commitment to a housing first approach by state and federal governments.

Jenny Leong MP said:

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Motion: Older People and Homelessness

On Monday, 4 December 2017, Lee successfully moved the following in the Australian Senate. 

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:38): I would like to add the names of Senators Hinch and Polley to this motion. I, and also on behalf of Senators Hinch, Polley and Cameron, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that, according to:

(i) census data, the proportion of renting households in housing stress, whose reference person is aged 65 years or over, has risen from 31.7 per cent in 1996 to 54.2 per cent in 2016,

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