Who are the politicans taking action for older people’s housing? ๐Ÿ‘ท

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    • #360
      Reuben
      Keymaster

      Who are the politicians that are working on this issue? Lets share links to what they are doing and talk about how to bring them all together.

    • #377
      Wendy
      Participant

      Iโ€™m feeling confident that our new WA Minister for Housing, John Carey will be proactive in addressing the broken public housing situation in WA. He has already announced that he plans to address the problem of hundreds of vacant public housing awaiting maintenance. ย ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    • #408
      Kobi
      Keymaster

      Anyone had any contact with Jacqui Lambie?ย  Is she a good advocate for older people’s homelessness?

      • #412
        Lois
        Moderator

        Do we have any active HAAG members in Tassie??

         

      • #437
        Kobi
        Keymaster

        No Tassie members of NASH.ย  We have relationships with people in community/homelessness sector in Tasmania.ย  There are lots of people in NSW and Vic signed onto NASH and fewer in WA, Queensland and only 2 in SA.

         

      • #438
        Kobi
        Keymaster

        Anyone has any contact with Jane Hume?ย  Federal Minister for Women’s Economic Security?

    • #435
      Lois
      Moderator

      Hello, homelessness and housing affordability for older women was a hot topic on ABC Q&A 2021 Budget Special!https://iview.abc.net.au/video/NC2104H014S00 It was a great discussion prompted by a question from the audience, a woman in Canberra with lived experience.

      All federal politicians on the panel – Jane Hume (Liberal), Jaquie Lambie (Independent), Jim Chalmers (ALP), Larissa Waters (Greens).

      In his budget reply speech, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese committed to some funding for public housing including some specifically for women, if they form government after the next election. It’s great to have housing on the federal agenda, and I think opens opportunities for lobbying!

    • #440
      Rebecca C
      Participant

      Great snippet of Anthony Albanese’s budget reply speech in the news article below. He talks about his own experience growing up in social housing, his pledge if he wins next election to build more social housing (20,000 new properties), and for 4,000 of these properties to be allocated to older women and women fleeing domestic violence:

      https://www.sbs.com.au/news/anthony-albanese-pledges-10-billion-to-build-social-housing-in-budget-reply-speech

       

    • #462
      Wendy
      Participant

      Brad Pettitt is the only Greens in the WA Legislative Assembly. He is a former Mayor of Fremantle and I am a friend of his sister. I know the Greens have a housing policy as they asked me to share my story at the launch a few years back.
      Gonna contact him and follow up!!

    • #501
      Kobi
      Keymaster

      Interesting that at the ACOSS post-budget event last week Minister Sukkar spontaneously brought up older womenโ€™s housing during the Q&A (he was asked about housing for single mothers, and he then talked about older women as another potentially vulnerable group). Thereโ€™s now a recording available if you want to see it โ€“ itโ€™s right at the end of his section at about 45 mins in: ACOSS Post Budget Event Webinar Recording – click here to watch

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