This is City Limits' final housing show for the year!
First up, we chat to Shane McGrath from Housing for the Aged Action Group about the State Government amendments in the Retirement Villages Act Review, and HAAG's comment on the proposed changes, where despite small positive changes, big issues such as power imbalances and dispute resolution between residents and operators and not redressed. For a fairer system for residents, HAAG are calling for a Retirement Housing Ombudsman.
If you want to get involved with HAAG, you can find info about their next Annual General Meeting here.
Listen to HAAG's radio program Raise the Roof 5:30-6pm, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month on 3CR.
Later in the show, we invite public housing residents and activists Cathryn Murdoch and Jack Verdins on to discuss the lack of public housing funding in the recent federal budget, having been off the agenda for a number of years. They also analyse the housing policy and numbers, the farce of "Social Housing", and the government obsession on overspending on the prison industrial complex to contrast with dismal public housing policy.
"Affordable" Housing is bastardising what the human need is - Cathryn
Kevin Healy, Zeb Peake & Karina Aedo-Aguilera