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Category: Housing

It’s Homelessness Week – Why is the Minister hiding the waiting lists?

The number of disadvantaged Victorians on Labor’s social housing waitlist is at record levels and growing but is being kept hidden. Social housing is a key factor in the fight against homelessness, but five weeks after the end of the financial year Housing Minister Richard Wynne is yet to release the social housing waiting list data for the June Quarter. The number of Victorian applicants on the social housing waiting list has soared since Labor

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Time to take action on 335 Main Street

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (17:18): (5855) I raise a matter for the Minister for Housing, and it relates to the public housing property at 335 Main Street, Mornington. The action I am seeking from the minister is that he takes action to ensure that particularly the external area of the premises is cleaned up, that the necessary repairs to broken fences and so on are undertaken and that a plan is put in place to ensure that

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Statement from the Shadow Minister for Housing

Funding the construction and maintenance of public and social housing is a core responsibility of the Victorian Government. The suggestion from the Committee for Melbourne reported in The Age this morning that a levy should be imposed on Victorian homes and businesses is totally inappropriate. However you describe it, a tax is a tax. Victorians are already paying more than enough taxes to appropriately fund public and social housing. The fact that 49,644 households are

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