Australia is facing a housing crisis. An entire generation is being locked out of safe and secure housing. Everyone deserves a home. We need better renters rights and more affordable housing.
After Jonathan Sri's victory in the Gabba Ward we have a historic chance to elect the first Greens representative to State Parliament in the upcoming elections. Having Amy in parliament would mean that issues of renters rights and affordable housing are put on the agenda, not avoided, delayed or undermined - as is the case with the old parties. But to achieve this we need a huge campaign of volunteers doorknocking the entire electorate.
At our last mega doorknock, we had 29 volunteers, knocked on over 600 doors and had over 120 meaningful conversations. At this one we aim to go even bigger - we want to have a team of 40 volunteers and knock on one thousand doors!
Queensland is facing a housing crisis. As of 30 June 2015, there were 12,565 applicants on the waiting list for public housing in Queensland, 3,430 applicants for state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) and 16,636 applicants for community housing. In 2011 QCOSS found that there were 26,782 homeless people across Queensland.
Anglicare Australia’s 2016 Rental Affordability Snapshot of metropolitan Brisbane found that in 11 out of the 14 different household types, 0% of housing available in Brisbane was affordable. For single people on the minimum wage as well as a couple with two children on the minimum wage, one percent of the available housing in Brisbane was affordable and appropriate.
It's time to doorknock about housing affordability and show that the Greens are the only party with answers to the crisis.
- June 17, 2017 at 2pm – 5pm
Woollongabba Rotary Park
19 Camberwell St
Woolloongabba, QLD 4169
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