Viewing articles in Portfolio:

Housing

Filter Articles

Electric vehicle revolution plan for WA

 

Western Australia will have thousands more electric vehicles and 39 more charging stations by 2021 under a Green’s plan to build a pollution free transport future.

The plan will fund free registration for the first five years after purchase of a fully electric vehicle and provide $151 million in grants to support local governments, state governments and car park operators to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Read more

Greens to double Perth tree canopy by 2040

Scott Ludlam 16 May 2016

Perth's tree canopy will double across the city by 2040 with every resident living within five minutes of a greenway under the Greens Urban Forest plan announced today.

Originally covered by about 284,000 hectares of native vegetation, it is estimated 75 per cent of Perth's original bushland and 80 per cent of our original wetlands have been lost.

Read more

Budget abandons housing affordability

Scott Ludlam 4 May 2016

The 2016 budget entrenches government hostility to renters and those on low incomes trying to get into the housing market, the Australian Greens said today.

"Reports this morning outline the huge risk affordable housing is under with this budget, as we will see thousands of wealthy retirees switch their investments from superannuation to property. That will squeeze lower income earners and first home buyers even further out of the market," Australian Greens spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

Read more

Program cuts in the 2014-15 Budget - Smaller Government Reform Agenda,

Scott Ludlam 3 May 2016

TREASURY

SENATE QUESTION

Notice Given: 18 April 2016 (Question No. 1st session - 2977, 2nd session - 3231)

Senator Ludlam, asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 April 2016

With reference to the following programs cut in the 2014-15 Budget as part of the Smaller Government Reform Agenda, can a list be provided of the annual budget (including operating costs and staff levels) for each of the following programs prior to their abolition:

(a) Prime Minister's Council on Homelessness;

(b) National Housing Supply Council;

Read more

The Affordable Housing working group

Scott Ludlam 3 May 2016

TREASURY

SENATE  QUESTION

Notice Given:  18 April 2016

(Question No.  1st session - 2972, 211ct  session - 3227)

Senator Ludlam, asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 April 2016:

With reference to the Affordable Housing working group established in January 2016:

(1) Who has been invited to join the working group.

(2)  How were these invited groups chosen.

(3)  Who is representing homelessness on the working group.

Read more