November Housing Update: Retirement Villages Act Review, public housing & prisons.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Homes Not Prisons' FUND COMMUNITIES NOT PRISONS + POLICE Rally, 21st Oct 2022, Victorian Parliament

 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

Wednesday 9:00am to 10:00am
Urban environment issues, analysing government services, both federal and state and local campaigns.

Presenter

Kevin Healy, Meg Kimber, Zeb Peake & Karina Aedo-Aguilera

Topic

Episodes

November Housing Update: Retirement Villages Act Review, public housing & prisons.

16 Nov 2022
November Housing Update: Retirement Villages Act Review, public housing & prisons.

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City Limits: Floodplains, planning, privatisation and energy

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27 Jul 2022
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"Moreland" Council name change + Public Housing under Labor

29 Jun 2022
"Moreland" Council name change + Public Housing under Labor