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Housing Crisis, what crisis?

By John Moyle A recently released research paper claims Australian public housing is in crisis with a shortfall of 433,000 social housing units across the nation and 36,000 new units a year needed over the next 20 years to meet demand. Published by the independent Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, the paper also suggests […]

Housing tenants say enough is enough

By Leanne Elahmad   Public housing tenants in Surry Hills are fed up with anti-social behavior and alleged illegal activity occurring in their buildings by their neighbours and guests. Locals from the John Northcott and the Pottery Housing Estates have notified Housing NSW of their concerns about drug dealing on their housing premises. The tenant’s […]

Another stolen generation as forced child removals increase in NSW

A nationwide crisis in the forced removal of Aboriginal children has been labelled as another stolen generation by many Indigenous community leaders. The most recent Productivity Commission report outlines that NSW has the highest number of forced child removals, with one in ten or a total of 6200 Aboriginal children in out-of-home care. Forced removals […]

EXCLUSIVE: Asbestos found in Waterloo Green public housing

  City Hub can exclusively reveal that the six high-rise public housing buildings located at Waterloo Green contain asbestos. The hazardous material was found to be decaying in sealing joints around windows. A tenant from the Marton building on Cope Street approached City Hub after a contractor told her the building would not be waterproofed […]